Waldorf Movement Education Teacher
To apply, please visit our website: https://www.hawaiiwaldorf.org/job-openings and email us an application along with any additional documents you may have: a resume, references, transcripts, a letter of interest, and such.
It is an on-site position. The school may provide support if relocation to Hawaii is needed for successful candidates.
We are looking for a Movement Education Teacher. It is a part-time position, with approximately 6 hours of actual teaching time.
Spacial Dynamics training is greatly appreciated but not required.
Candidates are expected to bring a love for movement and knowledge of:
- Child development;
- Healthy movement for the whole child;
- Age-appropriate games;
- Rhythmic activities like jump rope to help the child with attention focus and presence (in the physical body and mind);
- Equipment games and circus arts to foster skills with hoops, sticks, balls, etc. in coordination and social awareness;
- World games to develop cultural awareness and curiosity;
- Makahiki-like games during a particular season.
In accordance with the Main Lesson curriculum, the Movement Educator is expected to support the class teachers by living into Norse Mythology in 4th grade, the Pentathlon Arts by living into the Greek ideas of Goodness, Truth, and Beauty in the 5th Grade, and exploring Medieval activities like Archery, Jousting, and Stilt Walking and Gymnastics/Acrobatics in the 6th Grade. Supporting human evolution from pre-historic times into Knighthood and Chivalry, developing proper manner and morals (code of conduct), while becoming teenagers.
During this time pre-sports and sports are exercised like ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Volleyball, and Spaceball.
The dance curriculum follows the development of the child through the elementary grades from simple circle dances to more intricate Greek, Israeli, and other international Folk dances, that meet and develop the child’s understanding and appreciation of the folk-soul of other cultures.
Singing, clapping and rhythmic tapping are important parts of Movement Education as well.
Movement Education is Moral Education. Cooperative games and all other Movement Education activities develop self-awareness playfully in living interaction with the other and the group and the community at large.
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