Process of Becoming a Teacher
Anyone involved in Morningstar is free to organize classes and teach from their own work, tradition, perspective, etc., and can acknowledge Morningstar as an influence. Anyone can organize local in-person study groups, practice groups, devotionals, and so forth. Advanced students who have completed a core curriculum module and are interested in revisiting it may volunteer to mentor or offer to organize a study group in the Moodle. An Advanced Student who has completed and mentored a core curriculum semester module a number of times may petition the Teaching Council to teach the core curriculum outside the Moodle environment (in-person, in local community, etc.). Any Advanced Student wishing to offer a non-core/elective curriculum class of their own design to the central hub of Morningstar Mystery School may state their intention to the group, gather interested parties, and coordinate with any necessary resources to execute the course. Those wishing to teach Morningstar curricula or propose their own work to be taught under the Morningstar Mystery School name may present themselves and their proposed coursework to the Teaching Pillar, who will work with the candidate to engage in self- assessment and development as needed. If the Teaching Pillar does not approve a teaching candidate, the Pillar will provide a written explanation as to why their proposal was not approved. Approved teaching candidates will be matched with a peer who will collaborate with and support the teaching candidate. The Moodle and other Internet teaching technology will be available to the teachers to organize and execute their classes. Teachers who are doing local work will utilize the Moodle as well as in-person pedagogy, and may be supervised by a senior teacher per the Teaching Pillar’s recommendations. Teachers will engage in reflective practice and peer support (See Practices, Expectations, Accountability and Oversight), and will stay in conversation with the Teaching Pillar to determine appropriate levels of closeness or autonomy.