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TOP SCHOOL JOBS's
St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
Short Job Description: Bilingual Teacher
The Teacher is responsible for assuring the
academic and personal growth of every student in
their classes. Bilingual teachers have the
additional benefit of observing their students as
they acclimate to an entirely new language.
BA/BS in Education, Language and
Literacy or related field
Valid teaching credentials.
Highly fluent in Mandarin, French, or
Demonstrated ability and/or desire to
work with students from demographic
backgrounds SLLIS serves.
Provide instruction in core content areas
(literacy, math, and science)
Create, implement, and assess
academically rigorous lessons to fulfill the
educational objectives of the
Plan activities, projects, games and group
activities that will encourage students to
learn the material and interact in their
Develop and maintain effective
relationships with parents/guardians
SLLIS is a non-profit organization founded in 2007
to develop and operate a network of charter
schools in St. Louis, MO.
Visit our website http://sllis.org and blog,
http://sllis.org/category/news for more information.
SLLIS is an equal opportunity employer. We
encourage all qualified applicants regardless of
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to
apply online by visiting www.moreap.net
TOP SCHOOL JOBS's CAREER CORNER BLOG
10 Tips Guaranteed to Bring You Success
Early in Your Teaching Career
1. BREATHE- Everything is going to be okay. When stress is
all you feel, remember to take it one step at a time and take
care of yourself. Mapping out what you need to do now and
what other things can wait will help. Time management is a
critical skill for teachers.
2. REMEMBER YOU ARE HUMAN- Understand early in
your career that you are human and not perfect. You will
make mistakes; a lesson or two may fail. This does not make
you a failure. In fact, you can become very successful by simply allowing yourself to learn from failure.
3. SET A TIME TO GO HOME- Let's be real, the work never
stops for a teacher. You could just keep going and going. In
order to be successful and feel successful you need to go
home at a reasonable time, enjoy time with family, and rest for
the next day. You cannot run yourself into the ground day in
and day out.
4. KNOW THAT TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY- Your messy
classroom, piles of papers to grade and stacks of copies to be
made will be there tomorrow. Understanding this will help you
achieve tip #3.
5. BE POSITIVE- It's super easy to get lost in the stress and
begin to focus on the negative. Make it a habit of only allowing yourself to think positive. All you need to do is focus on
one part of your day that went well (some days it's a very
small part, but that's okay!). After doing this, all of a sudden
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everything gets better and you begin to believe you CAN do it.
You ARE successful.
6. REMEMBER WHY YOU BECAME A TEACHER- Focusing
on this aspect will allow you to see you have probably already
accomplished the reason why you became a teacher. You
7. FIND A MENTOR OR WORK BUDDY-You will need someone
who understands the life of a teacher to confide in, talk to, and
de-stress with at times. Chances are they will show you that you
are doing a great job and that you ARE successful. I like to call
this person my "personal pumper-upper." Also, use this mentor
or buddy to plan with. It will help lighten your workload!
8. UNDERSTAND YOU ARE A LIFELONG LEARNER- The
world of education never stops changing. There will be times
when the change seems to be impossible. Just remember you
yourself are learning.
9. BE CONFIDENT- Remember you went to school for this
stuff. You know what you are talking about. Despite your
young age in this field, your words and ideas are valued.
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CAREER CORNER BLOG
Even Superman has
A couple of years ago, I noticed teachers and
schools coming out with these cool t-shirts
with different variations of "I'm a Teacher!!
What's your Superpower". I love these shirts
because they exemplify how amazing teachers
are and that we are the equivalent of Superheroes. We can make amazing things happen with all of our skills. No other profession
can say the same, even though others try. We
have the strength of Superman when it comes
to raising test scores. We have the the ability to change into anything like Green Lantern
and we do it without a magical ring. We have
the flexibility of Mr. Fantastic because we can
change instructional practices, methods, and
direction when necessary.
As super as we are in this profession, just like
Superman, we from time to time have to deal
with Kryptonite. Last month south Louisiana
experienced what people are now calling the
"Great Flood of 2016". Great is probably an
understatement of dramatic proportions because to be here is to know how unbelievable
it has been. Ask anyone from Louisiana and
they can probably list at least 10 families they
know personally that lost their homes in the
Great Flood. If you can believe it there are
still homes and building either submerged or
surrounded by water as I type. This water has
been in their homes since the second week of
August. I know people who lost their homes
in the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans,
purchased homes in the greater Baton Rouge
area and lost their homes in the Great Flood
of 2016. This flooding impacted over nine
parishes and trust me you didn't have to live
close to a body of water to be impacted by
flooding. I was among the fortunate few that's
home did not flood, but heart still aches for my
friends and family members who lost everything to the water. This flood did not discriminate when it came to damage. I know school
district superintendents, principals, teachers,
paraprofessionals, school food service workers, custodians, and bus drivers who lost everything including vehicles.
The outpouring of support from people outside and within the state has been amazing.
During the initial flooding residents with boats
didn't wait, they began rescuing neighbors or
going to areas they found out were beginning
to flood to get people out. Unlike Katrina,
the loss of life was minimized by the fact that
everyone helped each other quickly...
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - November 16, 2016
Education Week - November 16, 2016
Few Women Run School Districts. Why?
Trump’s Lesson Plan Awaited
A Day After Election, Classes Are Awash in Emotions
News in Brief
States Found to Offer 95 Kinds of Diplomas
Black Teachers Feel Pigeonholed On the Job, Report Says
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Eager to Innovate: African-American Teenagers and Technology
Positive Climates May Shrink Achievement Gaps
Q&A: ‘You Just Do the Work’
Proposed ESSA Spending Rules Encounter Stiff Resistance
Oklahoma Schools Chief Facing Campaign-Finance Charges
Sharp Questions Posed In Service-Dog Case
SNAPSHOT: Title IX and Transgender Students: Some Key Developments Over 44 Years
Governors and Schools Chiefs Results
Ed. Policy on Simmer as GOP Holds Congress
GOP Solidifies Hold on State-Level Leadership
State Ballot Measures
In Mass., Voters Shun More Charter Schools
Bilingual Education Set to Return to California Schools
Education Department May Again Find Itself in GOP Cross Hairs
Teachers’ Unions Spend Big, Mostly Fall Short in Elections
SUSAN MOORE JOHNSON: To Decentralize or Not? Is That Even the Question?
JIM HAAS: Oh, the Humanity!
GREGG WEINLEIN: The School Friendship Challenge
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
GARY BEACH: Does the U.S. Department of Education Need to Be Restructured?
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - A Day After Election, Classes Are Awash in Emotions
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 2
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 3
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - News in Brief
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Report Roundup
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - States Found to Offer 95 Kinds of Diplomas
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Black Teachers Feel Pigeonholed On the Job, Report Says
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Eager to Innovate: African-American Teenagers and Technology
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Positive Climates May Shrink Achievement Gaps
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 10
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 11
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Q&A: ‘You Just Do the Work’
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 13
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 14
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Oklahoma Schools Chief Facing Campaign-Finance Charges
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Sharp Questions Posed In Service-Dog Case
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - SNAPSHOT: Title IX and Transgender Students: Some Key Developments Over 44 Years
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - GOP Solidifies Hold on State-Level Leadership
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - State Ballot Measures
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Bilingual Education Set to Return to California Schools
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 21
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Teachers’ Unions Spend Big, Mostly Fall Short in Elections
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Senate/House Results
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - SUSAN MOORE JOHNSON: To Decentralize or Not? Is That Even the Question?
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - JIM HAAS: Oh, the Humanity!
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - GREGG WEINLEIN: The School Friendship Challenge
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - Letters
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
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Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 30
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - 31
Education Week - November 16, 2016 - GARY BEACH: Does the U.S. Department of Education Need to Be Restructured?
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