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Teaching really is the best job in the world and now it’s a job young kids will aspire to have – where they can innovate, earn a good living and inspire others through the passion and expertise they have for their subject specialism. All Gaia educators are paid equally and better than in traditional education or on other platforms.

This is a career parents can have around their other passions and caring responsibilities without compromising their wellbeing like many have to in the traditional education system. And this is how we are attracting the very best educators to work at Gaia Learning.

We want educators with a passion for what they teach and who want to change the current education system. If this sounds like you then you need your Gaia Educator Passport.

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Language: English

Instructors: Gaia Learning

Gaia Learning is transforming current systems of education.

Gaia Learning was founded in 2019 by Kirstin Coughtrie - read why here. If this resonates with you and you're looking for freedom and flexibility in education, we warmly welcome your application.

We are looking for Primary and Secondary SEN specialists with experience teaching the British curriculum to join us to teach learners online in the following subjects:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Music
  • Art
  • Digital literacy
  • Global perspectives
  • English as a second language

We apply the renowned Cambridge International curriculum integrated with best pedagogical practices from around the world to create a personalised, skills-driven and strength-based system that is supportively led by educators as cognitive coaches.

We are looking for educators to join the team starting September 2022. Experience teaching the Cambridge curriculum is desirable.

The roles are part-time, working from home online.

A key responsibility of an online educator with Gaia is the duty of care they provide for the students in all areas. Learning opportunities happen all the time and educators are responsible for actively facilitating these opportunities. Innovative, tech-savvy educators who are sensitive and adaptive to learner needs guide students through phases of interdisciplinary units of learning, guiding and monitoring their progress along personal learning pathways.

Primary responsibilities

  • Duty of care of all students
  • Promote a sense of community and belonging within all classes and student groups
  • Foster positive self-image and holistic wellbeing of all students, encompassing their physical, social, and emotional health
  • Plan lessons in an interdisciplinary manner, incorporating local experiences in each destination
  • Advise and establish goals with children and support them in reaching those goals
  • Monitor and assess progress through routine use of verbal and written feedback linked directly to learning objectives
  • Provide weekly updates to parents
  • Take the time to connect with each individual child and provide a more personalised journey

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration regardless of where you live
  • Currently, Gaia Learning offers education online for primary and lower secondary years (age 8 to 14).
  • We offer tuition for GCSE in most subjects (have a look at our courses to see our current offers).


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience working with inquiry-based educational programs.
  • Experience of teaching learners with additional needs.
  • Experience teaching in collaborative teams.
  • Experience working with a culturally and linguistically diverse student body.

Knowledge of:

  • Online learning platforms
  • Child safety and protection practices
  • Age-appropriate psychological and social/emotional needs of children
  • Research-supported instructional techniques.
  • A range of assessment strategies and learning activities.
  • Subject knowledge and skills

Ability to:

  • Quickly adapt to new technologies
  • Collaboratively plan and manage engaging learning experiences
  • Design and conduct instruction addressing a diversity of student readiness
  • Anticipate and adapt to opportunities that may arise as ‘teachable moments’
  • Identify relevant connections of subject content to current events and issues in the local or global community
  • Create innovative methods for embedding those connections in instruction.

Skilled in:

  • Online delivery and personalising edtech resources
  • Communicating clearly and effectively in both oral and written language.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive, respectful relationships with students, staff, families and the surrounding community
  • Balancing the demands of work with one’s family obligations and personal wellbeing.

What you gain from Gaia Learning;

  • Trust in your professional expertise
  • Training by educational experts
  • Opportunities for personal growth
  • Building an innovative educational concept
  • Framework for experiential leadership, teaching, and learning
  • Learning platform that gives you access to excellent resources in all areas.
  • Freedom to be creative and innovative in your practice
  • Choice over where you work
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