Education is much more than transmission of textbook knowledge (or ‘teaching books’ as is said in Chinese). To me, it is a professional field that requires the attachment of human hearts, intellectual and selfless visions, and the self-determination to make changes – even in its slightest sense – for the betterment of our society.
I have become a teacher because I have always had a love of education. Over the years, I have had chances to engage in dialogue with an array of dedicated and visionary educators. Not only have they shared with me their passion for teaching and learning, but they have also shown me the strong will to act on their passion. With their will, they have helped their pupils weave their worlds and shine more brightly. With their hearts, they have made their own ordinary lives extraordinary.
From these personal encounters, I have grown to firmly believe that being a teacher is challenging yet very rewarding profession. I have great joy and satisfaction especially when I see my pupils grow and improve both academically and personally. While empowering my pupils to strive for academic excellence, I also thrive on educating them to grow as respectable individuals. I hope that with quality education, they can become well-educated, versatile and caring global citizens who are ready to contribute to our world as best they can.