Teacher Profile

In addition to being one of the best international schools in Asia, we have the added benefits of being located in the capital city of one of the most culture-rich countries in the world, and are proud of our talented, caring and professional staff & faculty. 

Success in any overseas teaching position depends on realizing many synergies. Teachers who are successful at WAB typically match closely with the characteristics listed below.

Basic Qualities

  • Minimum two years experience, qualified with at least a bachelor's degree, and a teaching certificate where applicable
  • Highly professional
  • Child focused – warm, caring and supportive
  • Ability to work with parents and be part of a community
  • Team player – collaborative, adaptable, positive and flexible
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • General interest in Beijing and China
  • Stable and balanced personal life

Professional Experience

  • Experience/training in working with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • High level of IT skills and experience in integrating IT with teaching
  • Experience with contemporary practices in English and Mathematics
  • Experience with authentic assessment practices
  • Experience in organizing school events and extra curricular activities
  • Experience in coaching sporting teams and/or performing arts
  • Experience in outdoor education & recreation programs

Pedagogical Profile

  • IBPYP, IBMYP, IB Diploma or First Steps programs preferred
  • Inquiry-based, activity-based and hands-on learning
  • Using local context and environment to enhance learning
  • Multi-cultural approach or experiences
  • Stimulating classroom environment
  • Experience in differentiating teaching techniques

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Western Academy of Beijing

The Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is a creative and innovative IB (International Baccalaureate) World School built upon a solid foundation of core values and our mission to Connect, Inspire, Challenge; Make a Difference. More »

WAB is very diverse and loving school with an exceptionally great learning environment. - Elizabeth, Grade 11

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