IRD Teaching Experience
If you're looking for an easy, stress-free job this is not the position for you. If, however, you are interested in a crash course in teaching and very real classroom experience teaching children, adolescents, and adults reading and/or reading strategies then look no further. A full-time summer teaching position with the Institute is not for the faint of heart. You will drive, walk, talk, teach, and read more than you thought humanly possible. You will have one-on-ones with students, with parents, and with supervisors. You will be sore, and you will be tired. But you will learn a lot. You will learn about the art of teaching (indeed it is an art): classroom management, time management, and imposing your will. You will learn about how to be organized, how to manage stress,and how to be direct yet diplomatic. If you love reading and learning and are willing to work hard (really hard) then give IRD a shot! The supervisors are great--they want to help you learn and grow and will work with you to do so. You get paid for your time teaching, driving after 30 minutes, preparing for your lessons, and enter class data. You get to help kids and adults enjoy reading.