January 19 2016

Teachers Profiles

Success in an overseas teaching position depends on many synergies being realized. Teachers who are successful at WEG would usually have a close match with the following:

Basic Qualities---At least a Bachelor's Degree education, and a teaching certificate where applicable

  • Child focused – warm, caring and supportive
  • Ability to work with parents and be part of a community
  • Team player – collaborative, adaptable, positive and flexible
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • General interest in China
  • Stable and balanced personal life

 

 

Professional Experiences----Experience/training in working with English Languages Learners(ELLs)

  • High level of IT skills and experience in integrating IT with teaching
  • Experience with contemporary practices in English and Mathematics
  • Experience with authentic assessment practices
  • Experience in organizing school events and extracurricular activities
  • Experience in coaching sporting teams and/or performing arts
  • Experience in outdoor education & recreation programs

 

 

 

Pedagogical Profile----Inquiry-based, activity-based and hands-on learning

  • Using local context and environment to enhance learning
  • Multi-cultural approach or experiences
  • Stimulating classroom environment
  • Experience in differentiating teaching techniques

 

 

Teacher Expectations----WEG schools are progressive school and have dedicated communities with high expectations – excellence in teaching, full involvement in the schools’ development and with extracurricular activities. Candidates considering working at WEG schools should be prepared to meet these expectations in addition to the regular teaching load. A standard workload is outlined below:

 

School Year - Each school year has approximately 190 contact days, starting on 1st September and ending 31 July. The winter break in January to February is usually 4 weeks, and the summer break is usually 6 to 8 weeks, from July to August.

School Hours - School hours normally starts at 8.30 AM, and ends at 3.30 PM. Teachers are expected to be at the school before 8.00 AM and be in the classroom by 8.20 AM. Teachers should remain in the school for at least 15 minutes after school is dismissed. Yard duty on a rotating basis is a part of a teacher’s routine.

Teaching Hours - The school schedule is based on 40 periods of 40 minutes per week. A full teaching load in a week is generally 25-30 periods. The non-contact periods/blocks are allocated for planning, preparation, class room management, and general meetings with colleagues and parents.

Enrichment - Activities include the arts, sports, clubs, enterprise, homework support, community service, and expeditions. Teachers are expected to contribute to the equivalent of two activities per year.

After School Meetings - Staff meetings are compulsory for all teachers and are held once a week after school. Teachers are also required to attend the after school collaborative planning meetings.

 

Author:Weiming Reference:Weiming