SparkleLAB Learning
SparkleLAB Learning

Teacher Assistant  

SparkleLAB Learning

  • Makati, Philippines
    2F KDC Plaza, Chino Roces Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Metro Manila
  • Full timeFULL_TIME

Expired 10 months ago

Job closed.

Job Description

We are looking for Teacher Assistants to work with our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. The ideal candidate is someone who:

• Embraces change, is flexible and adaptive, and craves continuous improvement and feedback.

• Works collaboratively to not only build connections with our school team through relevant and meaningful experiences but also to enhance relationships with parents and the school community.

• Is passionate about creating intentional and spontaneous experiences that scaffold the child’s understanding of his or her connection to the world, feelings, dispositions, and skills.

• Uses a variety of classroom routines, classroom management tools, and age-appropriate motivational activities to create a safe and robust classroom culture that is responsive to individual interests and activities.

• Can see the big picture of the program, and understands how the continually evolving parts, which includes the new technology and research, can help support or redefine the big picture.

A day in the life of a Teacher Assistant:

• Assists Lead Teacher in preparing daily plans that follow age-appropriate Curriculum and Developmental Guidelines. This consists of the set-up for the different areas, the materials to be used, assessment materials, individualized student paths, and indirect and direct learning and play experiences.

• Organizing various scaffolded inquiry activities such as Discovery quests, Exploratory missions that will help students master skills and content

• Meeting and greeting the students for the day. This could include managing emotions and redirecting focus for the planned learning experience.

• Help in routine procedures such as washing hands, roll call, and the quest for the day.

• Supporting station-by-station play.

• Helping students integrate with one another and interact in groups, whether they’re working on curriculum, completing tasks, or during play activities.

• Attending staff meetings and collaborating with colleagues to plan to prepare curricular learning experiences and discuss student progress.

• Helping assess student performance and academic and behavioral outcomes.

Other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passionate about working with preschool or Kindergarten age children (3-6)

  • Open to new ideas with regard to curriculum design, teaching and learning

  • Bachelor or Masters of Elementary Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education

  • 1 or 2 years experience in a teacher assistant capacity for Pre-K or Kindergarten

  • Experience in creating developmentally appropriate curriculum;

  • Able to work in a highly collaborative environment;

  • Kind, fun-loving, strong work ethic, open to feedback

Perks and Benefits

  • Paid HolidaysPaid Holidays

Required Skills

  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Design and Development

Jobs Summary

Job Level
Entry Level / Junior, Apprentice
Job Category
Education and Training
Educational Requirement
Bachelor's degree graduate
Recruiter response to application
Once in a while
Office Address
Chino Roces Ave, San Lorenzo
Primary / Secondary Education
2 openings

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About SparkleLAB Learning

SparkleLAB is a research and development space where new models for teaching and learning, student engagement and achievement are developed, implemented and assessed. SparkleLAB is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of artists, designers, technologists and educators who are passionate about working with young people and who firmly believe in a fun-filled, play-based approach to learning. SparkleLAB utilizes cutting edge technologies across a variety of learning domains so young people can learn by doing, develop 21st century skills and develop projects of impact. SparkleLAB’s portfolio includes afterschool enrichment and summer programs in the areas of science, technology, mathematics, engineering and the arts. The lab has also developed educational resources such as games, animations and educator smart tools and professional development modules in the areas of design thinking, systems thinking and creative learning. At present, SparkleLAB is transitioning to formal education: using its methods to reimagine what learning in a school setting can look like. SparkleLAB will be opening its school, The Discovery Academy of Innovation, starting at the preschool and kindergarten levels this 2020.

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