If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative schools.
Acton Academy, founded in 2009, is a private micro-school and learner-driven community with the mission that each person who enters its doors will find a calling and change the world. We combine elements of the Montessori method with Socratic guiding, hands-on experiential quests and interactive technology. Underlying our method is an application of the Hero’s Journey creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school.
At Acton, we have mixed-aged classrooms called studios with a self-paced learning design as opposed to grade-levels. Our real world-oriented quests culminate in a public exhibition of learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. In all areas of Acton life, our students are empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their learning.
We are seeking a full time Guide to work with our Spark studio learners (ages 4-6 years old).
If interested, as your first step in this process, please read deeply through our website: http://www.actonacademyfrisco.com.
We are looking for a someone who is passionate about guiding children on their independent journey of lifelong learning, and who possesses an understanding of the Hero’s Journey and the Socratic Method. Montessori learning environment and Montessori principles are used in our Spark studio therefore, training and/or certification in Montessori curriculum will be required.
Our Guide will learn to lead Socratic discussions and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems.
Our Guide will equip our Eagles to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress on Montessori curriculum, Core Skills (Reading, Writing, Math, Spelling) and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity.
This is a position that allows freedom to experiment in furtherance of our goals to equip and inspire our learners.
Experience managing mixed aged groups of children; experience planning and implementing games or projects; coaching or mentoring experience a plus; a passion for disruptive education opportunities; deeply curious and ready to learn and work hard; agile with online learning; excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; reader; deep heart for children and a trust and respect for their ability to learn and grow without heavy adult intervention; kind-hearted and tough-minded; problem-solver; independent worker; calm demeanor and secure in being on a Hero’s Journey. While this is not a Montessori school, Montessori certification or willingness to become Montessori certified is required.