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I always teach my students to treat people with kindness. Jeff Bezos once said: "Intelligence is a gift. Kindness is a choice".
I often share with my students that they should put a little extra effort into all you do. A burning desire to achieve your goals is the key. So I set myself as an example in everyday teaching as well as in daily lesson planning.
During in YOLA class, I always share with them the interesting issues I encountered while studying, living, and working abroad. In each case, I advise them to keep a positive attitude and a keen spirit of learning. I hope you understand that in this big world, there are many ways of looking at a thing, and all of these views are true in a certain aspect. Being able to see a multidimensional problem will help them to be more active and confident in every situation, and to help them stay bold in the age of globalization.
YOLA would be my passion for life. When I've just graduated from Amherst College, that fascination arose in me when Ngo Thuy Ngoc Tu, Co-founder of the Yola Institute, asked me to teach at Yola Academy for students with their America dream. I didn't know if SAT was a good start in my career of teaching but I decided to try it out. After several times teaching at Yola and then received lots of love and support from my students and colleagues, I decided to choose Education as my career path and teaching Yola would help much. My dream of supporting students becomes a reality.
I always teach my students how to treat everyone well. Jeff Bezos once said: "Intelligence is a gift. Kindness is a choice". I really enjoy this statement. I want my students to have a warm heart and know how to behave well. The best way to teach is to give specific examples. I am trying to be the role model for my students to inspire, instruct, and to set a good example.
I teach my students about the essence of social skills and the benefits of pushing the boundaries of one's comfort zone. Stories pass on wisdom, they teach valuable lessons and they preserve our history. I use it every day whether I am trying to teach, share or present. My common topic is traveling and it is truly an amazing experience that I have learned a lot especially from the people.
Vietnamese students today are quite dependent on technology, especially computers, even in simple mathematical calculations. This makes them lazy in thinking. At Yola, I teach my students to solve the math problems of the SAT easily without having to use a computer.
To me, critical thinking is a crucial skill. I want students to understand that critical thinking is the ability to analyze the way you think and present evidence for your ideas, rather than simply accepting your personal reasoning as sufficient proof. Whenever I have free time during class, I often raise issues that are controversial and encourage students to think about different aspects of the problem. I hope this exercise will help them able to justify their own opinions and make real changes.
In Vietnamese culture and education, inspiring teaching methods are always a priority for teachers. Therefore I put that passion into my lectures to inspire and equip them with the most perfect knowledge of the language.
I direct my students to build a passion for language and they will realize that knowing English is not enough to score high, more importantly, is to know how to make use of it to develop their personality and ability in a unique way.