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Montessori Children’s House Teacher

Employer : White Light Montessori

Location: Lekki phase 1, Lagos

19a Kenneth Agbakuru Street
Teaching and Training
Until Dec 13, 2019

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Job Description:

Cultivate a nurturing, respectful, inspiring, empowering and safe learning environment. Put the child at the center of each moment. Always operate with the individual child as your guide. What does he need? What is he telling me? What sensitive period is he communicating? How can I be the dynamic link to the environment to meet this child’s unique needs? Know and honor each child, cultivating and celebrating his/her strengths, and gracefully supporting areas of struggle and challenge. Addresses students with a calm and caring attitude Provide and support deeply engaging learning experiences in accordance with authentic Montessori philosophy and practice. Cultivate and generate a completely student-led environment, filled with independence, concentration, wonder, and joy. Always keeps children in the visual and auditory range Create a rich culture of grace and courtesy in the classroom. Collaborate and support guides throughout the school to effectively develop, share and participate in learning activities and community events. Maintains a neat, well organized, and attractive prepared environment consistent with Montessori pedagogy; Create a beautiful and inspiring Montessoriprepared environment, incomplete adherence to these principles: Is it for the child? Is it beautiful? Is it necessary? Assure that Montessori methods, classroom environment, and individual student needs are welladdressed. Prepare the Outdoor Learning Environment and utilize this space as appropriate. A lesson plan weekly to ensure each child’s unique needs are being met in each area of the curriculum with lessons that support and generate curiosity andwonder, deep love of learning, and strong academic skills. Keep accurate records, updated weekly, on individual students’ development and needs. Maintains a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice, and models this attitude and voice for parents and others working in the environment. Provide supervision over the classroom community and students’ work, with a keen awareness of the functioning of the whole while also paying attention to individual and small group needs. Strive to observe for at least 15 minutes a day, and record these observations. Following the Student Support Protocol for students that present needs. Model and teach appropriate conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies. Follows the school’s policies and procedures for student evaluation and record-keeping, meeting all due dates as required; includes the administration of standardized tests (if applicable). Assesses the needs of the class and prepares requests for materials, furnishings, a framework of the budgeting process; updates inventory list and submits to Head of School on the last day of schoo deadlines (i.e. submitting classroom newsletters, preparing progress reports, etc.). Participates in professional activities designated by the Head of School, which may include workshops, curriculum retreats, meetings, grade reporting, planning, and other professional pursuits. Attends all pre-announced staff meetings and professional sessions, including staff, level, committee and, evening parent meetings. Maintain open communication with administration and colleagues and voice concerns to and seek help from administration in a timely and positive manner. Continuously and effectively work with and train assistants in the Montessori method and child development. Offer leadership and mentorship to assistants, including support with and follow up on goal setting and providing insightful and inspiring evaluations. Respond to e-mails within 24 hours – weekends excluded. Copy Head of School and/or Director of Education (as appropriate) on concerning e-mails.Community Leadership Responsibilities: Support the school community as a model and leader of Montessori principles and professionalism. Set and lead team meetings twice a month with classroom staff. Attend all level meetings, and participate fully, sharing your full intelligence and experience, and offering your full support to the success and well-being of the GMS community. Ensure that each meeting has minutes generated that are shared with the Director of Education. Support classroom assistants in goal setting, and offer consistent and supportive feedback to support the assistants’ growth and development. Train assistants to be fully supportive and aligned with Montessori practice in the classroom, on the playgrounds, and in the WLMS community. Take full responsibility for creating a beautifully prepared classroom with a fully educated, supportive and prepared classroom team. Provide positive and critical feedback (opportunities for growth and development!), support and evaluations for assisting team. Be a role model for Montessori to our students, staff, and community at all times. Be an unwavering stand for GMS, and who we are as a community and school, and our commitment to authentic Montessori practice. Never take things personally. Always take the high road, coming to each conversation in partnership and with a sense of purpose towards common goals. Communicate openly, compassionately, and proactivAdhere to WLMS guidelines and standards for the purpose of maintaining quality and excellence. Promote professionalism and ethical standards in all relationships in the school. Willingness to work hard and as part of a team for a common goal. Respectfully sets and enforces ground rules and classroom behavior guidAssigned classroom or other children’s’ areas; must secure substitute or leave only at assigned breakStrong written and verbal communication skillsEffectively give directions Works well with others Passionate about contributing to the intellectual and emotional growth of children on a daily basis Must pass a background check and TB testMust have (or be willing to obtain) training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with young children. Ability to organize and coordinate activities. Ability to serve as a role model and treat students as individuals in a professional manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multicultural, diverse setting. Ability to make supplemental Montessori materials for the classroom. Ability to fully participate as a team member in a professional learning community. Ability to embrace and incorporate Montessori philosophy.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range. Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding). 

Company Name / Industry
Work Type
Work Type: full time
Industry: Education
Job Function
Function: Teaching and Training
Work Experience
Years of Experience: 1
Job Level
Job level: 2
Monthly Salary
Deadline of Application
Deadline: December 13, 2019


Contact Personnel

Name : White Light Montessori
Contact No. : 09070000150, 08188889012

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