Q: Describe a day in your life at school.
A: The majority of my day is spent doing what I love best: teaching lessons to my students that aim to engage them, excite them and inspire them in their learning. As we follow the British model at BSB, I teach all lessons to my students aside from Physical Education, Performing Arts and Chinese. I really like the variety of teaching everything: whether it’s maths, phonics, writing, art or science, I enjoy teaching lessons where children can really grow and develop their skills. The rest of the day might be taken up with organising activities for Global Campus and creating examples for the children to follow (everything from cooking a vegetarian meal to building a superhero hideout from LEGO!), planning lessons for the week ahead and monitoring the progress of my students.
Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching?
A: I once asked my grandfather, who was a police officer, why he enjoyed his job so much. He said it was because every day was different and that it was his responsibility to help other people. I would say something similar about my job at BSB Sanlitun: I think my most rewarding moments as a teacher are when a child does something independently for the first time, such as solve a calculation that they’ve been struggling with or read a text they’ve been finding difficult, and they become conscious of their own improvement and their own potential to improve. Knowing that I’ve been part of that moment is very special.