Elementary School Teacher Generalist (Grades 2 to 6) Job in Calgary, AB at Banbury Crossroads School –
Banbury Crossroads School is looking to bring on talented teachers for our 2022/2023 academic year with an anticipated start date in September, 2022. We are looking for an elementary school generalist to join our team. The teacher will teach small groups of up to 8 students, consisting of Grades 2 to 6.
What We are Looking for in our Teachers:
This school is philosophy-driven, and based around collaborative self-directed learning, with tutorials instead of large-class lectures. Class size is typically 8 students per teacher (8:1 ratio). We need teachers who are motivated by this opportunity to teach in an environment that is progressive and innovative. They need to be both knowledgeable and competent, as well as passionate, regarding their subjects and students, and see themselves as learners with initiative.
We are looking for people who are kind, energetic, communicative, cheerful, empathetic and compassionate, flexible, self-starting, organized, and caring. The teachers need to think that it is a great idea that students are making decisions and working on projects that they are interested in. They need to welcome their role as mentors and role-models and be consistently and frequently accessed by students and parents for emotional and social guidance. Working at Banbury Crossroads requires teachers who are energized by the cooperative nature of this environment. Our atmosphere, and this approach to learning, are both conducive to high personal satisfaction in the teaching profession.
· Alberta Teaching Certificate
· Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and/or other degrees
· Master of Education (M.Ed.) would be an asset
· A valid class 5 driver’s license (with no more than 4 active demerits, and no prior license suspensions – required for offsite excursions with students)
· Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check as part of the hiring process
New full-time teachers receive $42,000 per year, with yearly reviews and increases. The school year is 45 weeks in duration. Each year full-time teachers receive 4 weeks’ paid vacation during the school year, summers off, 20 paid sick days, 5 paid personal days, health and dental benefits (50/50 cost share), free onsite parking, and their children receive free tuition at Banbury Crossroads.
About the School:
Banbury Crossroads School, established in 1979, is the first Self-Directed Learning school (SDL) in Calgary, of which there are only eight across Canada. In this unique and progressive program, students create their own daily schedules and check in with teachers at the end of the day and week to reflect upon progress.
The students are organized in multi-aged groups (vertical grouping) into four subject-specific rooms, being Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math (grades: Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1, Grades 2 through 6, and Grades 7 through 12). Students choose their schedules for these subjects daily. The class size is approximately 8 students per teacher.
The atmosphere in the school is peaceful and simulating. The students are engaged in their work, they participate in meaningful and constructive relationships, and they experience joy at school.
The school values real-world learning and encourages excursions. All core subject teachers are encouraged to take students out into the world for field trips, including international trips for senior students.
If this exciting teaching opportunity is of interest to you, Apply Now to join Banbury Crossroads for the upcoming school year.
For more information about our school visit www.banburycrossroads.com
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $42,000.00 per year
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Paid time off
- Vision care
Flexible Language Requirement:
About the Company
Company: Banbury Crossroads School –
Company Location: Calgary, AB