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Spanish Teacher

Birmingham, AL, USA

Job Type

Part Time

Workspace

On-Site

Salary

$17.1 K

About the Role

Waldorf Education World Language teachers bring their knowledge and life experience from their country of origin, and the peoples, cultures, and traditions of those who speak the language as their native tongue. They are responsible for helping students to expand their views and attitudes towards other cultures and learn to see the world in more differentiated ways by helping to develop students’ capacities to connect with other peoples of the world. Languages are taught largely through imitation, storytelling, verses, songs, drama, recitation, games, and movement. 

Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans based on Waldorf Curriculum and teaching methods.

  • Nurture the development and unique capacities of each child within the context of the whole class.

  • Present subject matter in a lively, engaging, artistic way. Be aware of different learning styles and prepare lessons/activities that are engaging to children with respect to these different learning styles.

  • Expose students to the joys and sorrows, triumphs and challenges, and festivals and traditions of the culture(s) that speak the language they are studying.

  • Provide an appropriate rhythm for the subject class for the day, week, and year in consideration of Grades teachers’ block rotations

  • Discuss classroom management methods and curricula choices with peers and evaluate effectiveness. Strive to continuously improve both.

  • Maintain professional development through training, conferences, workshops, and personal growth, including one’s own inner work.

  • Bring into practice the shared vision of our Waldorf school and to be responsible as an integral part of the whole Faculty for the pedagogical aspects of the school

  • Form appropriate relationships with students, their parents/guardians, and their families.

  • Be aware of any special student needs and accommodate as able.

  • Complete Progress Monitoring Reports, evaluating students on their participation, effort, and skill in your class. Subject teachers teaching middle schoolers must plan for numerical evaluations of students.

  • Communicate regularly with class teachers and parents regarding student progress.


Minimum Requirements

  • Native Spanish language speaker

  • Training/experience in Spanish language instruction, or related

  • Willingness to attend Waldorf Education training and workshops

  • Ability to engage in spiritual and developmental understanding of students ages 0-14 as guided by Waldorf education principles and integrated into curriculum practices at Alabama Waldorf School.

  • Self-motivated and punctual.

  • Agreement to abide by the school’s policies and procedures


Preferred Experience

  • Waldorf teaching experience and/or certification

  • Certification in subject taught or in elementary education

  • Teaching experience with elementary-aged children

  • Experience working with the consensus model of decision-making

Compensation & Benefits

Hours, Compensation, and Benefits

  • This is a salaried position requiring in-person attendance for classes during the school year, August - May. Classroom hours for subject teachers vary, with a minimum of 10 contact hours per week required. Schedule is determined by the Grades Faculty Team prior to the start of school. Current salary for the 2024-2025 school year is $17,160

  • Time outside of classroom hours is required to prepare for classes and to participate in the work of the Faculty.

  • Faculty members are required to attend weekly team meetings, Faculty meetings (Wednesdays from 4:20-5:20), and occasional functions which may occur on the weekends or after the end of the school day.

  • See the school calendar for school holiday closings - typically all Federal holidays, plus one week at Thanksgiving and Spring Break and two weeks at Winter Break.

  • Two weeks paid time off

  • Partial tuition remission for dependent children as per the school’s Tuition Remission policy.

  • Professional development opportunities supported through workshops and potential training fund assistance.

About Our School

The mission of Alabama Waldorf School is to cultivate healthy, confident, compassionate learners who excel socially, academically, and civically. We are seeking colleagues who will bring a passion for teaching and an enthusiastic commitment to join this community. Candidates must be committed to caring for and educating children in a lively and engaging way, recognizing that not all children learn in the same style.

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