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Pear Tree Elementary: Med / Ma / Msc Elementary School Teacher Needed For Progressive Private School

Pear Tree Elementary

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted February 19, 2021.

MEd / MA / MSc Elementary School Teacher needed for Progressive Private SchoolPear Tree Elementary, V6K 2G3Are you looking for an opportunity to join a group of talented educators who are changing the face of education?We’re Pear Tree Elementary, and we strongly believe that today’s schools aren’t doing enough to prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide parents and children with a new, progressive alternative to the schools of the past.Our classrooms use theme-based learning integrating inquiry, project and problem-based learning.

Rather than teaching separate subjects, our students learn by doing, by imagining and by collaborating.We’re looking for an exemplary elementary school teacher with a passion for progressive education: someone who understands that education needs to change, and who has the skills to bring that vision to the classroom.If that sounds like you, then we can’t wait to hear from youElementary School TeacherYou’ll be teaching a combined-grade class of either grades 2-3 or grade 4-5.

Unlike traditional classrooms, you won’t be teaching separate subjects, but rather through themes.

So, you’ll need to be great at understanding the individual needs of your class, and at designing innovative learning practices, including the seamless integration of technology.Most importantly, you’ll be committed to our progressive, whole-child teaching philosophy, and be able to get students and parents excited about everything our school has to offer.You’re perfect for this role because you have the following in spades:Passion – teaching is your calling, and you do more than just educate, you inspire.Curiosity – you’re a lifelong learner, and love trying new things.

You share your curiosity with students, and help steer them towards success.Tech savvy – you get excited at the prospect of applying new technology to the classroom, and you’re always looking for ways to improve your students’ experience.

If you’re not already an Apple Distinguished Educator, it’s something you’d be interested in pursuing.Empathy – you can sense when a student may be struggling socially, emotionally or physically, and look for ways to foster health and wholeness.Why Work At Pear Tree Elementary?Our PerspectiveThis position will have plenty of opportunities for growth If you’re the right person for the job, you’ll become an integral part of Pear Tree Elementary as our school expands in size and geography.This is a full-time, annually-renewed contract position, with opportunity for a permanent position.

Core hours are 7:50am to 3:40pm.

There is an occasional requirement for longer hours, and attendance at open house events, but we know that life balance is important.

You won’t be overburdened with extra-curriculars.

We offer an impressive compensation package, with a salary of $88,328 plus benefits, plus a 2% yearly raise.Because we’re educators ourselves, we foster an environment where teachers have the freedom to innovate in the classroom, and aren’t limited by standard curriculums.

We work hard to be on the cutting edge, so you’ll also be working with like-minded professionals who are leaders in education.We believe in a “whole child” approach to education, so your students will always have everything they need to thrive in your class.Our Teachers’ Top Reasons“The Pear Tree pedagogy is amazing We teach using theme-based learning, so everything is integrated to make learning meaningful and fun for our students.”“We have easy access to meaningful learning excursions / field trips.”“We work in a close-knit and supportive team, with collaborative planning.”“We have the opportunity for internal and ongoing professional training and development.”“Our input is valued We are supported and valued.”“We have 3 weeks of holidays during the winter break.”“The parent committees are supportive.” Minimum QualificationsMasters Degree in Education (or Master of Arts or Science) Bachelor Degree in Education3 years of experience teaching at the elementary level in CanadaCanadian citizenship or Permanent ResidentExperience using learning technology (SMARTboards, iPads, etc.)Expertise in multi-grade classrooms and/or classes with a wide range of learnersStrong knowledge of:Google products (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom)Educational iPad appsB.C.

Ministry of Education Certification (required before employment)Additional AssetsExperience with student goal-settingGoogle Education, Microsoft Educator, and/or Apple Distinguished EducatorStrong familiarity with updated B.C.

CurriculumExperience with private school culture / familiesHow to ApplyPlease email your cover letter and resume.

Please ensure that both are tailored to the position that we are advertising, and are checked for spelling and grammar.

We will not review bulk resumes, applications addressed mistakenly to other schools, or poorly presented resumes.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.