Why Tree House?
With literally hundreds of schools to choose from, educators in Taiwan often expect to find themselves in a position to cherry-pick from the best of schools; however, this is rarely the case. All too often, teachers find themselves hopping from school to school in search of an environment where they can pursue their passion for working with children, develop their professional skill set, connect and collaborate with a team, and experience authentic job satisfaction.
One of the most common reasons employees leave their jobs is a lack of career growth. At Tree House, we believe that "the only constant in life is change." We believe in the power of 'forward motion' and maintaining a growth mindset in all aspects of life. As our school continually grows and evolves, we continuously seek new ways to offer our staff opportunities for professional development.
What is it that makes a school succeed? Just as we encourage our students to learn and think outside of the box, we also challenge our teachers to take new and innovative educational approaches. We all know that the work environment can often be a stressful place. Hard work isn't easy; it usually involves sweat and the responsibility needed to deliver results. It requires effective time-management while maintaining a positive work culture.
At Tree House, we believe in the power of teamwork, but throwing a group of people together doesn't automatically create a functional team dynamic. We equip our staff with the tools they need to intuitively collaborate while also providing them with the autonomy they seek to develop and innovate. Because at the end of the day, it's teamwork that is the heart and soul of Tree House, and we firmly believe that as Helen Keller once said, "alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much." Plus, it helps that we like each other, too.
"Before working at Tree House, I found myself rushing between multiple classes and being limited to shorter lessons, seeing each student two to three times a week. I now have my own class that I see on a daily basis for a longer duration, giving me the opportunity to expand on different subjects and include more hands-on experiments and activities, all while building a closer and more meaningful relationship with the students."