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Seeking Constructivist Mathematics Teacher/Intern

 

About the Attic Learning Community:

Founded in 1999, the Attic is a dynamic learning community located in Woodinville, Washington, serving children ages 5-18.  Our teaching and learning practices are based on constructivism (Piaget’s scientific theory that explains how human beings construct knowledge) and Socratic teaching methods. Our classes meet three days per week MTW, giving children and their families downtime and time to pursue outside interests.  

Our faculty is comprised of passionate educators who recognize the innate potential that lies within every child; who challenge students to approach learning with an open, inquisitive, and critical mind and to go beyond the “facts” toward understanding the “why” and “how”; and who give children authentic choices and a voice in their education.  Because we highly value the development of self-direction and intrinsic motivation, we do not use grades, rewards, or punishments. At every level, progress and growth are documented using detailed narrative assessments.

All of our classes are small and multiage. Teachers and students work together to create a learning environment with an emphasis on participation and discussion. Our students come to expect and demand rigor of themselves, their instructors, and their fellow students. Our teens stand out among their peers as highly capable, responsible learners who actively contribute to their own education, emerge as class and community leaders, and are sought after by colleges.

At the Attic we are deeply committed to the ongoing growth and development of our faculty and interns.  We reflect often on our teaching practices and work collaboratively to understand and implement constructivist and Socratic teaching methods. We value our interns and strive to have a lasting relationship with each one. Our program is thriving, and successful interns have opportunities to take on expanded teaching responsibilities with time.

Our ideal candidate will have thoroughly explored our website at www.the-attic.org.  They are energized by our approach and our mission, committed to their own growth and development as an educator, specifically drawn to teaching mathematics in a constructivist and Socratic teaching/learning environment, and open to receiving mentoring, regardless of years of experience. 

Days/Hours:

Potential mathematics classes offered within this internship meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm, while the Attic is in session from September 25th, 2017 through May 23rd, 2018. In addition, our teaching team meets beginning mid- September and then once a month on Fridays 9am-1pm October-May. The start date for this position is negotiable beginning in the fall of 2017.

Responsibilities:

Teach/Intern in math classes across a variety of age groups using Math Learning Center’s Visual Math Course (http://www.mathlearningcenter.org) and the Integrated Mathematics Program. Teacher Interning will involve listening, observing, taking notes, reflecting, questioning, one-on-one mentoring, and limited independent teaching. 

Qualifications/Salary

B.A./B.S. or currently pursuing degree. Masters degree or higher, a plus. Deep mathematical understanding and a love of mathematics required. Ability to listen to and understand children, and a passion for teaching and learning required. Experience creating and implementing meaningful learning experiences for young children in multi-age settings, and knowledge and experience with constructivist education and Socratic methods, both a plus.  Stipend/salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

How to apply:

Research the Attic Learning Community at www.the-attic.org.  Email resume and cover letter to John Anthony Bassett, Executive Director jabassett@the-attic.org



          

Posting Date: October 2017         Closing Date: Open until Filled




About the Attic
Learning Community:

Founded in 1999, the Attic is a dynamic learning community located in Woodinville, Washington serving children ages 5-18, with small, multiage classes. Our teaching and learning practices are based on constructivism (Piaget's scientific theory that explains how human beings construct knowledge) and Socratic teaching methods. Our classes meet three days per week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday), giving children and their families downtime and time to pursue outside interests. 

Our faculty is comprised of passionate educators who recognize the innate potential that lies within every child, and who challenge students to approach learning with an open, inquisitive, and critical mind and to go beyond the "facts" toward understanding the "why" and "how". Attic educators give children authentic choices and a voice in their education. Because we highly value the development of self-direction and intrinsic motivation, we do not use grades, rewards, or punishments. At every level, progress and growth are documented using detailed narrative assessments.

The Attic is truly a learning community. Teachers and students work together to create a learning environment with an emphasis on participation and discussion. Our students come to expect and demand rigor of themselves, their instructors, and their peers. Our teens stand out among their peers as highly capable, responsible learners who actively contribute to their own education, emerge as class and community leaders, and are sought after by colleges.

At the Attic we are deeply committed to the ongoing growth and development of our faculty and interns. We reflect often on our teaching practices and work collaboratively to understand and implement constructivist and Socratic teaching methods. We value our interns and strive to have a lasting relationship with each one. Our program is thriving, and successful interns have the opportunity to take on expanded teaching responsibilities with time.

Our ideal candidate will have thoroughly explored our website at www.the-attic.org, is energized by our approach and our mission, committed to his/her own growth and development as an educator, and is open to receiving mentoring regardless of years of experience. Although an advantage, certification is not necessarily a requirement to work as an intern or teacher at the Attic. 

   

The Attic Learning Community Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of The Attic that all employees, volunteers and students have a right to work and study in an environment that asserts the personal worth and dignity of each individual.

In order to achieve this objective, The Attic will not tolerate any form of discrimination and/or harassment in its employment or education dealings.   Discrimination against, or harassment of, any employee, group of employees, student or group of students, on the basis of race, ancestry, place or origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, mental or physical disability defeats this objective and will not be tolerated by The Attic.

This policy shall apply where there exists a negative work or study environment or potential adverse impact on an individual's work or study performance, or on their work or study environment.

Complaints of discrimination and/or sexual harassment should be reported directly to the Executive Director and will be investigated promptly and thoroughly.

The Attic is committed to preventing behavior which results in discrimination and/or harassment, as defined in this policy.


Please feel free to submit applications to:

info@the-attic.org or
The Attic Learning Community
PO Box 1668
Woodinville, WA  98072