Primary School Math Teacher, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

June 5, 2023
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Job Description

Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community  Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India

About the job

Seeking a Primary School Teacher (Math)



Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community provides a loving home and quality education to local children who are first generation learners. Jhamtse Gatsal is a right living laboratory to practice the principles of love and compassion in raising and educating our children through an integrated educational model which nurtures the mind, heart, body and speech of children and adults.

We aspire to live mindful and sustainable lives in tune with local practices as well as grow some of our own food organically and harness solar energy to power some of our buildings. Currently, the Community has 103 children who are studying in Classes PreK to 12 as well as graduates who are studying in colleges across the country. The Community is located in the remote foothills of the Himalayas in the Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh near the Bhutan and Tibet borders. The Emmy winning documentary “Tashi and the Monk” is based on Jhamtse Gatsal.

We seek a Primary school teacher who will teach Math to grades 1 through 4.

Roles and Responsibilities:

● Plan and prepare lesson plans and instructional materials with clear learning outcomes to facilitate active and well-rounded learning

● Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing necessary rules and procedures

● Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies

● Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development

● Facilitate real-life application of academic material through active participation in the Community’s experiential education initiatives

● Participate in department and school meetings as well as all other community-level activities

● Communicate necessary information regularly to students, teachers and other stakeholders regarding student progress and needs

● Teach students basic English skills including reading, writing and speaking.

● Compose lesson plans in order to successfully incorporate the full duration of each of lesson

● Emphasise the rules of composition, grammar and sentence construction

● Teach students the correct pronunciation of words

● Have awareness of and should be open to adopting a variety of techniques and teaching strategies in the classroom

● Report to the head teacher at the end of every unit and discuss percentage of portions completed with reasons for the same (if there is some percentage of portions that remains incomplete)

● Facilitate real-life application of academic material through active participation in the Community’s experiential education initiatives

● Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments

● Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development to achieve high levels of mastery in the subject matter

● Make a conscious and mindful effort to live simply and happily with limited urban amenities

● Have a desire to step out of one’s comfort zone and connect with people from different

cultural backgrounds

● Manage stress levels due to a flexible and dynamic work environment

● Perform all other activities/tasks as required to meet the needs of the community

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

We seek innovative and skilled teachers with:

● A heart and passion for teaching

● Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

● Proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis

● An interest in using ICT tools to support students’ learning

● Experience teaching primary classes

● Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in their area of expertise

● A desire to serve the less fortunate and to raise children responsibly and mindfully

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

● A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in education preferred

● B.Sc./M.Sc. in Mathematics

● B. E. or B. Tech. in Engineering

Selection Process:

● Shortlist applicants based on profiles

● Send all shortlisted candidates prework

● Shortlist candidates based on prework

● Set up 2-3 rounds of interviews with selected candidates

● Reference check

Resources to know more about us:

· Watch the Emmy winning documentary “Tashi and the Monk” which follows Tashi, a wild and troubled 5 year old girl who joins the community. With a traumatic past, she begins to understand love at the community.

· Read an interview of our founder, Lobsang, on ScooNews, India’s largest media outlet in the education sector

· Read an article on Jhamtse Gatsal by Efforts for Good, a platform that shares positive stories from across India

· Watch a webinar by our founder on Being the best version of yourself in association with SOIL Institute of Management

· Read an article by Daily Good on Jhamtse Gatsal and the film Tashi and the Monk