Acton Guide | Elementary School Educator, Ploiesti
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Do you want to change the world of education and did not find yet the right place to do it?
Are you enthusiastic about working with young students in a vibrant and modern school?
If your goal is to inspire and cultivate love of learning in others while advancing your own professional growth, this is your chance to get on board of the brand-new Ploiești location of An Acton Academy - one of the 200+ innovative worldwide Acton Academies!
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
Innovative and entrepreneurial spirit;
Experience managing mixed aged groups of young people;
Proven excellence in written and oral communication skills;
A master of observation of learning groups;
Internet savvy and familiar with online and blended learning;
A deep curiosity about life and love of lifelong learning;
Deep respect for all children and empathy for the challenges they face in their lives while trusting their ability to learn and grow without heavy adult intervention;
English language while not necessary in daily guiding (at the beginning) is essential for a truly bilingual RO-EN learning environment, where systems and resources are to be adapted.
Any of these will be very helpful but not required:
● Montessori method training or Waldorf school experience;
● Experience with project-based and/or experiential learning;
● A degree in education is not necessary. If you ever participated in launching a business or not-for-profit organization or led a major project, these are also suitable qualifications.
The Educator/Guide will work together with the school Founders to:
Affirm students, holding them accountable to their promises and to deliver the best work they can do as they discover and pursue a calling to influence the world;
Act as a role model as an independent learner on a personal Hero’s Journey;
Launch and lead Socratic discussions;
Guide Quests (Acton projects), including daily challenges and curating world-class examples;
Set up the Studio as inspiration for learning;
Observe and track each child’s progress; encourage young learners to track their own progress and create portfolios to show parents and what they can do;
Create meaningful exhibitions, ceremonies, and celebrations that reinforce the rules of engagement;
Uphold promises to students, parents and school Founders made in relational agreements to provide and strengthen a safe learning community;
Prepare the ground to pass along these responsibilities to the children so as to allow them to lead themselves;
Thoughtfully observe children individually and the group as a whole to help inspire them along their journey. A willingness to be more of an observer than a doer is essential;
Embody a growth mindset and incorporate it into all aspects of the program including the Guide’s own personal development.
ALTUS 21: An Acton Academy is a private, non-traditional school with innovative elements such as adaptive educational software, quest-like projects with real-world application, Socratic discussions, apprenticeships, and the Hero’s Journey as a compelling, binding framework in a learner-driven, multi-age Studio (5-7 yo).
The Guide’s main role is to move learners on a journey to understand and develop their most precious gifts, discover their deepest passions, and explore how to use these passions to serve others in a meaningful way that brings them joy, more like a coach. The Guide’s role is NOT a “lecturing” role and expert “human library” ego is to be removed. We believe our learners will find a calling and change the world in a profound way.
This is a position for an inspired and independent learner who can work within the framework of the Acton model; someone who likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve; someone who has a deep respect for all children believing that each human has genius within; and someone who is a flexible problem-solver. In order to adapt to the Acton model attitude and enthusiasm will be more appreciated than a traditional teaching background!