Elementary/Middle School Teacher
Starting date: not given
What you need to do to be considered:
Send your resume and a short video about why you'd like to work for us to James at email@example.com. We will not accept generic introduction videos or applications. Please take the time to read who we are and engage with it.
A FINAL NOTE - IMPORTANT. Again, please don't send generic cover letters. We took the time to say who we are and what we're trying to do, so please respond directly to the ad. Say why you fit with our project. =)
Jool Education is looking for unforgettable teachers to work with precocious and brilliant students - particularly Primary/Elementary School Teachers, subject specialists. We pride ourselves on trusting teachers and providing brilliantly entertaining, high-energy classes.
Jool is quite simple. We're trying to build a university for kids where they can reach as high as possible academically without ever losing the smile on their faces. No tests, no stress - always delightful.
We don't ask kids to memorise anything or answer simple questions like: "What did Hammurabi make?"
We prefer: "How did The Code of Hammurabi change Babylon and history?"
It is supposed to be an antidote to the rubbish education that schools proffer around the world and rubbish materials teachers are asked to teach with. We, simply, want to build an online school that delights learners and sets the highest possible expectations without ever giving our students stress or anxiety about the experience.
We aim to do 3 three things:
1) Connect our students with teachers who are full of passion and energy to delight them.
2) Change the way education is perceived and taught by making the expectations on quality and achievement much higher - from the teacher and student perspective.
3) Never ever let our standards drop. Our commitment is to the kids and to give them the best experience possible.
1. Lots of paragraphs from the kids, which means lots of projects and open questions. One of the biggest weaknesses in almost every kid is their ability to speak in paragraphs and expand on answers. We want kids to be able to explain difficult things and speak for 45 seconds.
2. Lots of advanced vocabulary usage - never accept good/bad/nice/cute/big/small - use it as a learning opportunity to develop better words.
3. Always insist on academic, full sentences with an explanation.
4. Lots of delight and fun - feel free to go off-book and do something brilliant.
5. Try to put the focus on the kids doing the work and the speaking, so a lot less teacher talking time.
We never do tests because we think they're a waste of time and instead put the focus on kids exploring new ideas. We don't care too much about kids being correct and care more about having ideas and being able to explain them.
We need teachers with a real passion to teach. It's not easy work because we set homework, check it, send progress reports, and push ourselves to be better. We do a lot of training and development.
In return, you get to work for a growing game-changer. We're expanding into different areas like camps, physical schools, and publishing, so there are opportunities as we grow to be involved. We're founded by teachers and have put the hours in, so we understand the challenges and want to help our teachers find the satisfaction of talking about black holes and democracy rather than banana flashcards and the alphabet.
You'll be working with an average level of B2+, so it's more like an international school.
You'll teach Jool students online to a professional standard with care, enthusiasm, and responsibility. We want teachers to delight and inspire students, so be ready to show that.
Classes run for one hour twice a week or 90 minutes once a week. The onus is on a fast-paced, energetic class with high expectations. We encourage teachers to experiment to get the best out of students. When you take a class, it's yours for the long-term - 6 months +, but ideally more than a year.
All materials are provided and you're free to add to them and get creative.
We pay on a range from £16-20 per hour depending on experience. We are looking for freelance teachers and we gradually build something close to a full schedule over time and depending on performance, if desired. A zoom subscription is provided for the classes.
As we teach students mainly from South Korea, we're looking for teachers available between in the mornings from 8am (UK time) - 3pm. Most of our classes are after 7pm in Korea.
This is a video of me with one of our brightest students!
A degree is required + 2 years of teaching experience. The quality of applicants is very high, so we're looking toward PGCE/PGDE/teacher license and/or DELTA and/or a Master's Degree.
You'll teach through Zoom, so Zoom savvy teachers have an advantage.
We teach speaking, presentations & debate, literature, history & sociology, law, physics, and biology classes, so specialist experience or degrees in those areas would be an advantage.
What you need to do to be considered:
Send your resume and a short video about why you'd like to work for us to James at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not accept generic videos or applications. Please take the time to read who we are and engage with it.
A FINAL NOTE - IMPORTANT. Please don't send generic cover letters. We took the time to say who we are and what we're trying to do, so please respond directly to the ad. Say why you fit with our project. =)
We're looking for interesting and energetic people, so keep that in mind.
Originally posted at Dave's ESL Cafe
Details:Position: Elementary/Middle School Teacher
School: Jool Education
Location: South Korea, Other
Start Date: not given
Application Deadline: not given
Salary: not given
Job Requirements: M.A.
Contact:School Name: Jool Education
Recruiting Company: not given or N/A
Contact Email: email@example.com