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Full-time Kindergarten Teacher

This job is located at Kwah Dao in Maehongson

Expected salary: At least 15,000 Baht/month
Published on: 14-03-2015
As a project of Kwah Dao, a US and Thai registered non-profit organization, the Banyan Center provides a high quality education in a multicultural and engaging learning environment to children of stateless migrants from Myanmar and able paying students from the local Pai area. Our core mission is to equip all of our students, between the ages of 3 and 6 years old, with the foundational skills, knowledge and support necessary to ensure their health and happiness as well as their future academic success.

The Banyan Center is seeking an English-speaking Kindergarten Teacher to begin May 2015. The ideal candidate will be contracted from May 2015 to March 2017. The school year runs from May to March. There are two English-speaking teachers who work with our Thai-speaking teacher to team-teach a class of 25 students. The philosophy of the Banyan Center is to immerse students in a bilingual environment where they receive direct, small-group instruction and are also given the opportunity to direct their own learning through centers work and materials. Through our emphasis on structured choice and by exposing students to a range of topics and materials, we aim to foster imagination, curiosity, respect and problem-solving – skills and values that are essential for our students to thrive as happy, fulfilled and active individuals. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a grassroots non-profit organization in Thailand and make a difference in the lives of children each day.

Position Summary:
The Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for working as a team with the other teachers to oversee the teaching and curriculum at the Banyan Center. All the teachers report to and work with the Executive Director of Kwah Dao. As a three person teaching team, the teachers coordinate the teaching schedule, plan the educational content and deliver curriculum. Additionally, the team maintains all student academic records and curricular and pedagogical materials.

Responsibilities:
Record Keeping
•Maintain student academic records
•Complete, distribute and file student progress reports each term with teachers
•Organize and maintain curricular and pedagogical materials

Maintenance
•Purchase materials, supplies, etc. (within specified budget)

Education
•Teach in the classroom
•Ensure that curriculum and teaching are meeting curricular objectives
•Plan with other teachers to ensure the needs of each student are being met and every student is being challenged
•Provide feedback on ideas, lessons and activities of other teachers
•Adjust and strengthen curriculum as necessary
•Assist with planning and coordinating special events including parties or field trips

Parent Communication
•Communicate with parents about their child’s work, progress and performance
•Hold meetings each term with individual parents with teachers
•With teaching team, ensure that parents are aware of age appropriate learning standards and goals

Communication
•Confer with Volunteer Educational Consultant regarding educational matters and progress
•Work to enhance the reputation and standing of the Banyan Center in the local community

Qualifications
•Bachelors degree in education or related field
•Prior experience teaching early childhood education
•Flexible, enthusiastic and takes initiative
•Works well as part of a team
•Basic computer skills

Preferred qualifications
•Higher degree in education or related field
•Prior experience working in multicultural settings
•Thai language skills
•Prior experience in a Montessori or other child-centered learning environment

Salary
Pay is on par with local schools and non-profit organizations. We are offering 13,000 THB/month, with one month paid summer holiday in April. We also offer health insurance. Cost of living is low in Pai – if you have any inquiries about accommodation or general living costs, please let us know.


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