Teacher for primary school full or part time
Teacher for primary school full or part time
Are you a primary school teacher with a state examination or an educator?
Are you interested in reform education, Montessori, GfK, nature connection, community and connection culture? Are you enthusiastic about working with children and open to new things? You want to offer children support and orientation in today’s world and enjoy working in a supportive team? You love to spend time in and with
with nature and would like to contribute to the further development of a young school? Then apply to us right away as
Primary school teacher, full or part time, starting August 2020.
We welcome applicants of all nationalities and denominational backgrounds. Tolerance, openness, curiosity and commitment are more important to us than degrees and experience.
(Co-)humanity and a unifying, value-based accompaniment of people of all ages are elementary for us. What you don’t know or can’t do yet, we are happy to support you in, both in everyday life and through training and further education. We offer you fair pay and a great working environment.
Something about us:
The Naturschule am Brosepark has been around since 2017 and is located in the beautiful district of Niederschönhausen in the north of Berlin. The long-standing and state-recognised school provider Freie Waldschule Pankow e.V. is also the responsible body for our school. Based on
and the culture of bonding practised in our English-German forest kindergarten Robin Hood, our aim in our nature school is to build stable and reliable relationships with people, to accompany young and old over the years, to develop more and more together and to become more original.
and grow more and more together and towards original, holistic learning. Our children learn in lovingly furnished learning spaces, sometimes at the table, sometimes on the carpet, sometimes alone and sometimes together with friends, sometimes directed by the
and sometimes in a self-organised way. They spend as much time as possible in the fresh air, outside in the forest, in the Botanical People’s Park or on our property in Brosepark. The bus line 107 takes us quickly and directly out of the bustling city into the quiet nature. Nature with its elements is a wonderful place to learn, not only about plants and animals, about weather and climate, the seasons, about orientation in space, estimating dimensions, but also about ourselves, our own self-awareness and a healthy and peaceful coexistence. The natural cycles offer us orientation and are reflected in our various areas of work.
Our current 30 children in grades 1 to 4 learn in two inter-grade, small learning groups, accompanied by our small team of teachers and educators. Each year, with the start of the new school year, we add about 15 new learners and additional learning guides until the school has grown to a total of 90 children in grades 1 to 6. The learning guides are actively supported by interns, volunteers of the ecological year and the team of the Robin Hood forest kindergarten. This makes it possible for us, and perhaps soon for you, to give each child the attention they need to learn and develop well. We do not rely on the artificial pressure of grades, but on the curiosity, the intrinsic motivation to learn of each child and the success of learning through heart and hand. Working towards a mentor-based relationship gives each child plenty of room to develop on their own. Our children learn bilingually in German and English according to an immersive concept. Our team includes native English speakers who communicate naturally with the children in English.
To our pedagogical concept:
Our day begins after the team’s morning check-in with greeting and welcoming each child, followed by an outdoor morning circle where we get in the mood for the day with songs and short conversations. On the days when we learn indoors, several learning times follow with enough time for rest and play. At least once a week, whatever the weather, we head out into nature for a full day – a recurring invitation to go native. A big building block of our small nature school is the lived culture of connection between people of all ages and nature as our habitat – a quality of relationship that enables and promotes the greatest possible learning on all levels for everyone involved in the school. Attentiveness, mutual respect, appreciative communication and loving interaction with each other create a climate of values which allows diversity to be experienced as enrichment and which is characterised by the authenticity of the individuals, their individual strengths and personal qualities. An attitude of responsibility creates participation and a sense of belonging; circle culture and nature-based rituals enable reconnection and provide support. Regular team times as well as joint internal and external team trainings enable the team to grow together and work at a high quality level. Our orientation is guided by the wilderness-philosophical model of the 8-shields developed by Jon Young and the 8-shields institute and elements of community building by Sobonfu Somé.
The daily learning in our nature school is increasingly shaped and permeated by methods of nature connection culture. These pick up the children at their curiosity and promote an attentive perception of their surroundings. Songs, sitspot, storytelling and games
Hands-on materials (self-made or developed according to Montessori principles) are just as much a part of this as independent work with workbooks. The learning guides encourage the children to delve deeper into the subject matter by asking open questions.
and to find answers to their own questions, e.g. through joint research. This is why Coyote Mentoring can be combined so well with Montessori education, which uses the same respectful inner attitude and
This is why Coyote Mentoring can be so well combined with Montessori education, which, with the same respectful inner attitude and appealing materials, always gives the children incentives to keep their natural hunger for knowledge alive, to overcome their own inhibitions, to take on new tasks and to remain curious.
Now it’s your turn. If we have aroused your interest, please send us your CV and tell us something about yourself and what drives you. Please send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible.