Primary Montessori Guide at Farm-based Homeschool in Portugal

Escola Quintinha
Published
August 29, 2020
Location
Category
Job Type
Salary
competitive; plus option to include room + board
Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree /licenciatura (any subject)
Experience Requirements
some experience teaching ages 5-7
Work Hours
8:30am to 12:30pm, M-F (20-25 hours/week)
Street Address
São Cipriano

Description

Our family is hosting a small homeschool in Viseu, Portugal. Our aim in having a small "pod" of students is to reduce the risk of Covid19 for our extended family while maintaining a high quality of life with lots of time outdoors.  We seek an experienced teacher or Montessori guide who is also interested in working with a small group of children-- maybe as few as one, maybe as many as four --in order to reduce their risk.

More information:

  • Competitive wages:  10-16 EUROS/hour, depending on experience
  • Expected hours:  20-25 hours/week
  • Option to live on-site in private suite + meals
  • Great opportunity for a cultural exchange
  • You will design the learning environment in collaboration with the parents
  • Access to high-quality learning materials

We recognize this is late in the year to recruit a teacher for the 20/21 school year.

We are attempting to bring other families to the area to join our homeschool pod.  We intend to attract a qualified teacher or guide who would like to relocate for 9 months (until June 2021), or a teacher already living in Viseu, who will be happy to be flexible and work with only one or two children or up to four children maximum.  Our family is American with some Portuguese roots.

Start date is ASAP, but could be as late as November 1.

 

Qualifications

Initiative, creativity, and passion for child-led learning
Experience teaching ages 5-7
European Portuguese native speaker or English native speaker
Ideal candidate will be trained in Montessori methods for the 2nd plane of development (ages 6-12)
Bachelor’s degree preferred (any subject)
Must be able to work in Portugal

Responsibilities

Create and lead an appealing learning environment for a very small pod of children ages 5-7 on a farm
Establish routines and structure for the school day while allowing for children to choose the subjects they want to research and learn about
Support children in their language development and mathematics inquiries
Make use of the farm and the neighboring forest as teaching tools and settings
School will be open mornings, 5 days/week

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