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Long Term Substitute - First Grade Co-Teacher

Are you creative and collaborative, and do you love learning with students?
Yavneh Day School is seeking a long term substitute for a first-grade class, starting in January 2020.

About Yavneh
Yavneh Day School is an independent Jewish day school in Los Gatos, CA. Our student-centered approach to education provides opportunities for students to focus on areas of interest. Honesty, compassion, and emphasis on the positive are hallmarks of the school's approach to life and learning.

Our Curriculum
The Yavneh curriculum surpasses current standards by going deeper and giving students more opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge in ways that are meaningful for them. Teachers co-teach in a dual language environment (Hebrew and English) and are constantly collaborating with each other, integrating subject matter, and adapting lessons to the students’ interests which yields a rich, diverse curriculum, and inspires students to achieve their full potential.

Our Alef (first grade) class sets the foundation for learning where students gain skill sets that will be built upon in future grades. The year focuses on social and emotional development while emphasizing problem-solving skills, reading, and math skills through a PBL lens.

Examples of previous projects are:
Children noticed some older kids chasing pigeons on the playground. The teacher turned it into a lesson on compassion, which included a demonstration with live pigeons from a local bird rescue organization.

Children designed and created their own city out of cardboard and recycled materials. It was team driven, with each child having a specific role such as designer, builder, thought leader.

Example of a collaborative project with other grades:
Yavneh had a court case - putting the Once-ler (from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax) on trial for cutting down the trees. Each class participated in different aspects of the trial, which touched on many topics such as the environment, principles of law, and the history of Jewish values and relationship to the earth.

You are: creative, flexible, collaborative, responsive to the needs of children, a good listener, dynamic, caring, receptive, open, and bring your own amazing ideas to the team.

Specific requirements and expectations:
At least three years of classroom experience, with a demonstrated focus on lower elementary, specifically kindergarten education.
Bachelor's degree (Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master's Degree preferred).
Teacher will be expected to work in a team environment and must have effective communication skills and work well in a shared space and curriculum.
An effective Yavneh teacher has a thorough knowledge of cognitive and social-emotional development, uses a variety of teaching techniques, establishes positive relationships with students, communicates with parents, collaborate with colleagues, initiates professional development, supports the mission, serves outside the classroom and adheres to professional standards and models integrity and respect.

Compensation and Perks
Salary competitive and based on experience and qualifications
Awesome, mission-driven colleagues
A strong sense of community, with people who truly care about the social, emotional and academic growth of the students
Supportive, involved families and strong parent association

This position is a long-term substitute position, starting in January and ending in June.

Duration full-time
Ad Posted On 2019-12-22
Times this Ad has been viewed 168 times
Ad is posted for 90 days
Categories Substitute Teacher, Maternity Leave, Part Time Teaching
Focus Education & Schools
Organization Name Yavneh Day School
Job Location 14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, California
United States
Application Instructions
Please send resume and cover letter directly to

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