- Weekly Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences via Google Hangouts.
Develop with family a personal learning program for each student (ie. suggest/approve online courses and projects, share service learning opportunities, etc.).
Share progress reports for Reading, Math, Environmental Science, Civics, Computer Science, Foreign Language, and Digital Citizenship.
Maintain a Google Classroom for all students under your care.
Report any bullying or harassment.
Recommend counseling options when needed.
Help plan and lead two ARK weeks.
Develop four lessons for our Kindest Generation SEL curriculum.
Parents may request teachers and keep their current teacher for subsequent years.
Teachers may recruit and enroll students.
Teachers may only accept gifts on holidays, during Teacher Appreciation Week, and at the End of the School Year.
Teachers do not give letter grades or report cards, and there are no weekly faculty meetings or duty coverage.
Minimum 2 years experience in the classroom (International experience preferred, but not required)
FBI background check
Experience with project-based learning and ePortfolio development
Professional Development expectations: (within first 2 years)
Completion of two Eduro Learning MicroCredentials
Google Certified Educator – Level One
Nearpod Certified Educator
Common Sense Media Certified Educator
Familiarity with Khan Academy, Newsela Pro, BrainPop and Renaissance Learning software
The Distance School was developed by a teacher who spent 18 years in the classroom. We understand the amount of time it takes to be an effective teacher, and the hardships that come with being unfairly compensated for all the roles a teacher plays in the lives of their students. The Kindest School does not believe in the traditional model of a salaried pay scale, nor is paying a teacher by the hour realistic, as it’s not in the teacher’s nature to “clock in” or “clock out.”
The Distance School shares the tuition and costs for each student with the teacher, paying our teachers 60% of tuition for each student enrolled in their HomeRoom. Depending on how many students a teacher commits to each year, educators can earn significantly more than working in public, private or international schools, while they work from home and facilitate the learning of each of their students.