Movement & Mindfulness Teacher

Job Summary

The Sycamore School is seeking an Instructor for our Movement & Mindfulness Classes. The teacher will lead 3-4 classes four days a week to middle schoolers and high schoolers. The classes do not exceed 15 students. Classes focus on teaching mindfulness, introducing students to a variety of cooperative games, and playing various sports. The position also involves leading our Friday afternoon Movement Activities and helping chaperone field trips and community service outings. The instructor will work with a co-teacher who can assist with classroom management and help high-need students. The instructor will work closely with the co-teacher to plan classes and coordinate teaching. There is also an opportunity to teach an elective class of their choosing. Elective classes range from Film and Theater  to Coding and Entrepreneurship.

Responsibilities 

  • Plan Movement & Mindfulness classes and build on the curriculum
  • Lead middle and high school Movement & Mindfulness Classes
  • Teach an elective class 
  • Help run and oversee Friday afternoon movement activities
  • Supervise Friday Field Trips  
  • Provide positive classroom management strategies
  • Chaperone Friday Field Trips & Community Service Outings
  • Build positive relationships with students and staff
  • Collaborate effectively with staff

Qualifications and Skills

Skills Needed:

  • Experience teaching Mindfulness
  • Experience leading recreational games and sports with youth
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Proficient in English – strong written and verbal skills
  • Tech savvy, including proficiency using Google Classroom, Google Docs and Google Sheets 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to give and take feedback effectively
  • Friendly, reliable, accountable and trustworthy
  • Can work independently or as a team
  • Flexible and calm under pressure
  • Ethical, honest and has high integrity 
  • Respects confidentiality

Education and other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in classroom management 
  • Previous teaching or co-teaching experience