INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY TEACHER

Starting date: as soon as possible, latest 1 April, 2020

What we offer

  • An exciting bilingual education environment characterized by openness to new pedagogical insights and the convergence of different curricula
  • The opportunity to contribute your own ideas and to contribute to the concept of the school
  • A pleasant working atmosphere and good facilities
  • Teaching in small classes, and thus the ability to respond individually to each student
  • Team teaching and/or close collaboration with the homeroom and subject teachers
  • Working hours between 7:50-16:15
  • 21 teaching hours (75% contract)
  • Initially 1 year contract
  • Start date a.s.a.p. latest by 1. April 2020

What you should bring

Qualifications

  • University degree in early childhood or primary education (or equivalent)

  • Completed teaching qualification

  • Ideally 2 years of teaching experience

  • PYP experience preferable

  • Proven practice of enquiry-based learning

  • Native or English first language fluency (in spoken and written form)

  • Knowledge of German (min. B1)

  • Computer / media proficiency

  • Enjoying the initiation, control and accompaniment of learning processes and dealing with children and adolescents

  • Interest in working in and being part of an innovative international team

  • Interest in bilingual teaching concepts

  • Openness for new ideas, readiness for future-oriented education

  • Flexible and adaptable to new culture

Planning and Assessment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject content, relevant research, connections within and across curriculum areas and individual student needs
  • Be familiar with relevant IB and NRW publications and curriculum documents. Knowledge of teaching PYP would be an advantage but not essential
  • Identify clear teaching objectives and specify how they will be taught and assessed
  • Assess prior knowledge and plan differentiated lessons which respond to assessment outcomes
  • Provide timely, constructive, and specific feedback to students
  • Create a report card for every individual student each term based on schools’ requirements
  • Meet colleagues regularly for planning
  • Plan effectively to maximize student learning
  • Meet parents regularly to share information about students’ progress

Teaching Practices

  • Treat all students equitably, fairly, and respectfully
  • Inform students of learning goals, big ideas, essential questions and assessment criteria at the beginning of the unit and regularly revisit those elements
  • Cover topics in depth, facilitating students’ active construction of meaning and promoting deeper understandings
  • Ensure that teaching strategies, activities, and assignments are varied, engaging, and inquiry-based
  • Use effective questioning, thinking routines, and feedback to encourage learners to think critically and reflect
  • Group and regroup students flexibly, attending to student similarities, differences, and specific learning goals
  • Evaluate own teaching critically to assess effectiveness

Class Management

  • Model the IB Learner Profile
  • Manage time, space, and resources effectively
  • Establish a classroom culture conducive to learning with established agreements and a shared sense of purpose
  • Ensure that students contribute actively to the effective functioning of classroom routines and share responsibility for making the classroom a safe learning environment

Professional Collaboration

  • Participate in regular collaborative curriculum planning meetings with teaching partner and grade level teams
  • Seek professional growth and aim to expand own knowledge and skills
  • Engage in regular reflective practice and dialogue
  • Take leadership and share expertise whenever possible
  • Show flexibility by at times ‘going the extra mile’

If you’re interested in this position, please send us your CV and cover letter: