Games and Movement Teacher
Raphael Springs is welcoming applications for a warm, joyful, and confident Games and Movement Teacher beginning August 2022.
Raphael Springs is a thriving initiative located in the Hill Country of Central Texas, with a community of dedicated parents and teachers. Founded in the fall of 2020, we serve students in Early Childhood – 8th Grade four days per week (Mon – Thur). We are a faculty of trained Waldorf teachers committed to the study of Anthroposophy and self-development. We are administering a traditional Steiner curriculum without the implementation of CRT or DEI. In addition, we value health freedom and do not require masks.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with children, possesses enthusiasm and motivation to work collaboratively with colleagues, and demonstrates a familiarity and interest in the philosophy and methods of Waldorf Education.
The Games and Movement Teacher will be an experienced movement or physical education teacher, trained movement therapist, and/or Occupational Therapist with demonstrated ability to craft a developmentally appropriate movement curriculum for groups of children grades 1-8. A love of and experience in the arts and/or familiarity with Spatial Dynamics or Occupational Therapy is extremely beneficial. Waldorf teaching experience or experience working in other progressive independent school environments is preferred.
Engage students in a lively, developmentally appropriate Games and Movement curriculum for 1st-8th grades.
-Plan and deliver non-competitive movement classes using a variety of Waldorf and non-Waldorf resources, with a goal of improving mind-body connections and fostering the development of social skills.
-Adapt and differentiate movement lessons to student needs, especially as it pertains to students with sensory/OT needs. Engage parents.
-Be available to parents for collaboration on student needs, including twice yearly family-teacher conferences.
-Write the required narrative reports on students in Grades 1-8 participation and movement abilities
- Collaborate with fellow teachers.
-Work with Grades 1-8 teachers to find points of overlap in other subjects where Games can be integrated into the curriculum, including organizing the annual Pentathlon.
-Work in partnership with a variety of specialty teachers to help create a rich, diverse festival life, including providing guidance and leadership during the school’s annual events.
- Participate in the larger school community.
-Attend faculty meetings and occasional special events (open houses, festivals, etc).
Ideal Candidates Will:
-Possess strong coaching/classroom management skills as appropriate.
-Prior teaching experience--preferably in a Waldorf or other progressive school setting.
-Be willing to engage in Waldorf training over the summer and/or take Waldorf curriculum-development courses within the first few years of employment.
-Stand and walk for extended periods of time and significant lengths.
-Move equipment related to games class.
-Use a computer for report-writing, email communication, and simple record-keeping.
-Squat, stoop and/or bend over.
Joining an enthusiastic and supportive faculty during an exciting time of school expansion
Professional development funds
Priority enrollment for children of hired faculty in grades
Two-Week Paid Leave policy
We welcome qualified applicants to email a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references who have experienced you teaching to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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