Acton Academy Lead Guide

Acton Academy Frisco

About the organization

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.

Duties

We are seeking a part-time Guide with the potential of transitioning to a full time Guide position to work with our Spark studio learners (ages 4-6 years old). We are looking for 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 and teaching methods will be considered an asset.

Our Spark Guide will learn to lead Socratic discussions and will learn how to work with the Acton Academy learning design, processes and systems.

Our Spark Guide will equip our learners to explore and take ownership of their learning, monitor progress on Montessori curriculum, and create life-oriented projects that nurture curiosity and creativity.

Qualifications

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. Montessori training/experience or willingness to be trained in the Montessori method is required.

Salary

Pay commensurate to performance and experience;

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Our audition process is comprised of four steps, the first being a short quiz which is located using the link to our application.

Step 2 is designed to provide time and space to research our model to ensure the applicant has deep understanding of the role, and Step 3 includes additional follow up questions. Finally, we will have an interview style meeting or phone conference.

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