Children are curious and proactive learners. I use the children’s interests as a guide to create a safe and free learning environment that promotes exploration. By guiding the children to explore the environment and proactively converse in Chinese, I impart to them a love for the language and culture!
Mdm Ye Suqin is good at using teaching aids and instructional language to trigger children's enthusiasm in learning. Using a student-centric approach, she engages children actively through interesting learning activities and supports them to experience the joy of learning Chinese in a fun and relaxed manner.
Mdm Ye understands the background, abilities and needs of the Chinese and non-Chinese children in her class. She designs lesson activities that cater to the diverse needs of her children. She builds different pedagogical scaffolds for the children in line with the learning goals, taking into consideration the differences in their prior knowledge and extending their learning accordingly.
The atmosphere in Mdm Ye’s class is excellent and the learning activities are diversified, well-organised and interesting. The group activities in class not only develop the children's collaboration skills, but also create a context for children to actively use Chinese to communicate with their classmates and teachers.
Mdm Ye is warm and earnest when she interacts with the children. She demonstrates patience and respect for the children as she focuses and listens to what they share with her. As Mdm Ye facilitates the lesson activities, she observes the children keenly and affirms their efforts generously with appropriate and timely feedback in myriad ways. This builds their confidence in speaking Chinese. Her children’s confidence and ability to speak Chinese fluently are a testament to her efforts.
Mdm Ye is enthusiastic in learning and works towards improving her professional knowledge and competence. With great passion and a heart for teaching, children under her charge will grow up with fond memories of their early childhood education in the learning of Chinese.