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Sharon Zhang

15 August 2019
Sharon has worked as a primary school teacher for the past 4 years. One year was in the Sunflower Trilingual School of Thailand and the other three years were in the Hangzhou Yinhu Elementary School. Sharon worked as a Chinese teacher and as a homeroom teacher. Sharon received two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Chinese Literature and one in Finance, from Xi’an Jiaotong University. She also successfully earned the certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, issued by the Confucius Institute Headquarters after graduating from Beijing Normal University. Abundant experience teaching Chinese in different environments allows Sharon to know, respect and embrace cultural diversity. There are three keys elements which make her popular among the children: deep understanding of children’s psychology, interesting and inspiring classes, and patience for developing children’s confidence. Sharon believes that education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. With this idea in mind, she devotes herself to triggering children’s curiosity in exploring the world and developing enthusiasm and habits of study by encouraging them to question, reason and research. She herself has been researching how to foster children’s healthy and stable emotions and a range of good behavioral habits which has proved effective. Outside of school Sharon is a calligraphy enthusiast. She believes that immersing herself in calligraphy can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. She won the second prize of the teachers’ calligraphy contest in 2019. Also, she has always taken part in outdoor exercises such as hiking, swimming, and mountain climbing. She is always open to taking up new challenges. Sharon believes that actions speak louder than words. She’d like to be an example for good actions and she takes every opportunity to influence children to become well-rounded individuals. It is an honor for Sharon to join Huili School Hangzhou - the best place to brainstorm and have cultural exchange. Let’s shine together at this amazing Huili community!
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