KAssocTeacherEach Associate Teacher is a fully participating member of the Nueva faculty, involved in all aspects of classroom teaching as well as faculty meetings and professional development opportunities. Regular workshops explore current educational theory, practices, and current topics in education. Over two years, Associate Teachers develop their teaching skills in two different classroom placements with the support of mentor teachers, the program director, and one another.

 Program Offerings:

  • Mentoring and modeling of best practices in education from experienced classroom teachers as well as specialist teachers, including math, reading, science, social-emotional learning (SEL), technology, art, music, PE
  • Collaborative teaching in an apprenticeship with two different classroom mentor teachers in two different grade levels over two years
  • Regular two-hour professional development workshops focused on deepening teaching practice and exploring innovative approaches to education, given by Nueva faculty and guest lecturers in their area of specialty
  • Feedback on teaching through observation by peers, head teachers, and administrators
  • Individualized coaching to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Job search support or support applying to graduate programs

Unique Skills Developed:

  • Implementing Nueva's distinguished social and emotional learning curriculum
  • Integrating design-thinking curriculum
  • Collaboratively designing and implementing novel, interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Co-leading weekly Literature Club (grades 2-8) and reading groups (grades K-1)
  • Narrative report writing and parent conferencing
  • Developing conflict mediation skills
  • Executing student-centered instructional strategies
  • Participating in curriculum-focused student trips (overnights beginning in grade 1)
  • Developing strong student/teacher relationships
  • Lead teaching

Additional Opportunities:

There are several additional opportunities that may be available to Associate Teachers depending upon availability and scheduling. These include:

  • Teaching an after-school enrichment course
  • Coaching student athletic teams
  • Riding the bus to and from school with students commuting from San Francisco or the South Bay
  • Teaching a class in Nueva's summer program
  • Choosing to combine the Nueva Associate Teacher experience with a teacher credential program. For more information on this opportunity, visit the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute at www.ba-tti.org.



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