~ Paid Teaching Internship/Classroom Assistant
Frog Hollow School is looking for an enthusiastic and kind person with experience in alternative/arts education to assist in the classroom in 2019-20. Great opportunity to observe a thriving alternative education class in action and to develop teaching skills with mentorship.
Frog Hollow School is a writing program for homeschooled children ages seven through twelve. Frog Hollow classes meet weekly for a whole school day and explore many aspects of language arts, using poetry and other creative writing as the core of a curriculum that also includes spelling and grammar, word roots, storytelling, research writing, persuasive writing, art, singing, and nature studies. We spend over an hour every class playing outside and exploring nearby parks. Each class is a mix of ages and academic abilities, and each child approaches the projects individually.
There are three separate classes: Carnation on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in Seattle on Fridays. Assistant needed for any or all days. Classes have 16 students, a teacher and an assistant.
Assist in the classroom, helping students individually with academics, creative work, behavior, and other needs. Help with set-up and clean-up before and after class. Assist teacher with in-class prep. Accompany class on outdoor adventures. Model curiosity, inclusiveness, kindness, mutual respect, and love of learning. Supervise/participate in snack and lunchtime. Be a continuous presence throughout the year to support students’ academic and emotional growth. Set a positive, nurturing, kind, imaginative, and playful tone. Opportunities to lead lessons, as well as support in developing teaching skills.
Hours: 8:45 – 3:15, any or all of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Pay: $16.25/hr, no benefits.
~ Intention to work the whole school year, late-September to mid-June.
~ Commitment to showing up reliably and on time.
~ 18 years or older.
~ Willingness to be fingerprinted and to pass background check. (Will be reimbursed for fingerprinting.)
~ Ability to carry folding tables and boxes of supplies and to accompany class on walks in the woods.
~ Experience in education, especially alternative education, outdoor education, or arts education.
~ Skills in creative writing, storytelling, or other aspects of language arts.
~ Willingness to participate in group singing time.
~ Strong spelling and grammatical skills (and the humility to check when you don’t know something).
~ Reliability, kindness, patience, sense of humor, and strong communication skills.
~ Willingness to take instructions and assist teacher’s vision.
Additional desired strengths:
~ Knowledge of other languages.
~ Artistic abilities in any discipline.
~ Natural history knowledge.
~ First aid skills.
~ Familiarity with different learning styles and challenges, whether through personal experience or study.
~ Desire to gain experience leading lessons and receive mentorship in alternative education.