|Title||Teacher/Learning Coach Full or Part Time|
|Salary||TBD / Hourly or Salary depending on position|
|Location||Rock Tavern, NY 12575|
The Birch School is a mixed-age learning community of students ages 6 – 17.
Teachers at Birch collaborate with other teachers, work with students individually and in groups, and are constantly working to meet the learning needs of students.
The position would be responsible for a group of 6 – 12 students, mixed ages. Most learning areas/subjects are the responsibility of this person, with some shared teaching as part of the schedule.
Ideally this person would have experience with students who have learning differences, such as ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, giftedness, and be positive and creative in meeting different students’ different needs.
We are seeking someone special: We are looking for someone who would like to experiment with the newest ideas about teaching and learning. We are looking for someone who wants to work in a collegial setting where the school community, students and staff, meet regularly in a consensus group process circle to solve problems and plan. We are looking for someone for whom connection with nature and kindly interaction with their community are as important as any other aspect of school.
We are looking for someone for whom these values are so important that they are willing to forego the lucrative public-school teacher compensation, and consider joining our small, sometimes struggling team in this collaborative adventure called The Birch School. Our five-member teaching team works with three dozen students to achieve self-directed, project based learning in a collaborative, friendly atmosphere, where kindness, generosity and emotional well-being are central values.
If you are afraid that the standardized public school environment may not work for you-
If you are concerned with the contradictions of State Ed policy and testing-
If you have learned new ideas about teaching and learning that YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PURSUE within the public school schedule, scope and sequence-
If you would like to try out new ideas with the encouragement and supervision of an energetic Director who is at the forefront of new ideas in education, and alongside colleagues who are engaged using those ideas to create projects and experiences for their students in classes of 7 to 12 students-
A connected learning community
Our learning community provides opportunities for students to learn at their own pace, both individually, and in groups. The mixed-age setting allows students to learn with others at the same learning level. Serving all students ages 7 - 17.