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<span style="color:#B51F1F">Teacher</span> stories

Teacher stories

Mr. Matthew Christopher Blake
Mr. Matthew Christopher Blake
Campus Primary Head of Riverside Campus

    The thing I like most working in VAS are my students and colleagues. Every day I walk into school buzzing with excitement from all the students from every place as well as people who have lived in many different countries and cultures.

Mr. Sven Zimmerman
Mr. Sven Zimmerman
Secondary English Teacher & Subject Lead

    The students have a dynamic energy and caring nature. They allow you to form connections with them really quickly, making for a wonderfully nurturing environment.

Ms. Prity Johari
Ms. Prity Johari
A-Level Chemistry Teacher & Subject Lead

    One of the prominent features of VAS which helps it stand out from other schools is the friendly, empowering and progressive environment.

Mr. Jwyanza Kalonji Hobson
Mr. Jwyanza Kalonji Hobson
Secondary Global Perspectives Teacher

    It’s great being on campus and just walking around and knowing that I’m part of a community and my presence in it matters. I’m constantly building rapports with my students that often go beyond the year or two that I spend teaching them.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Lieu
Ms. Nguyen Thi Lieu

    Head of MOET programme

    Ms. Nguyen Thi Lieu – Head of MOET programme, Ba Thang Hai campus is the only Vietnamese teacher to have been honored twice at the Microsoft Global Forum in the US and Canada. Up to now, she has trained more than 10,000 teachers who are administrators and teachers of VAS and other schools across Vietnam.

Ms. Lam Thi Thuy Linh
Ms. Lam Thi Thuy Linh

    Teacher – Head of Grade 5

    Life always presents difficulties and challenges for us, not to defeat us, but to show us how strong we are.” - That is also the guideline for my life and my teaching career. I always look at the bright side and trust the people around me. I believe that maybe one student can achieve high academic results, another student can present better spelling and writing skills. And with a child who has not behaved yet, I believe that he or she will gradually change over time. When I put all my love and faith in my students, I have never been disappointed.

Ms. Vu Thi Hanh
Ms. Vu Thi Hanh

    Grade 1 Teacher

    Parents whose children are preparing for Grade One often have lots of worries:How can they quickly overcome the feeling of unfamiliarity during the first days of Grade One and become confident and happy when going to school?Their ability to focus and learning skills are not yet proficient; how can we help our children practice this habit and passion for learning and maintain their interest in discovering new things?...

     

Ms. Duong Thi Tham
Ms. Duong Thi Tham

    Grade 1 Teacher

    With 10 years of pondering, 10 years of dedicating, Miss Duong Thi Tham would like to bring love and sympathy, foster passion for learning and creative inspiration for many generations of primary students. Ms. Tham has become a mother who deeply empathizes and acknowledges her students’ difficulties. She approaches them calmly and gently, along with arousing their confidence on their distinct values.

     

Mr. Le Viet Thang
Mr. Le Viet Thang

    Primary Teacher Kien Giang Teacher's Training College

    The students remember most of the actions and speech of the teacher when they interact with others. For example, there was a student from another class entering my classroom without knocking on the door, so I told him next time he should remember to knock before he enters someone’s room. I also reminded my students that is social etiquette they should take note of. After a few weeks, one parent came to me and shared, “it’s surprising when I come to my child’s room without knocking, he calls me out. I asked whom he’d learned that from and my child said the teacher taught him”. That’s when I realized at these ages, the action and speech of the teacher affect the student a lot. Then the parent told me it was a good thing and let’s keep teaching their children etiquette.

Mr. Nguyen Ly Thuy
Mr. Nguyen Ly Thuy

    Secondary Teacher

    During more than 10 years of teaching at VAS, Mr. Thuy has won many prestigious awards from city to national and international levels for applying and integrating technology into teaching, most recently award was the title of Microsoft Innovative Educator. At the beginning of December 2021, Mr. Thuy was also honored to receive a certificate of merit at the Central level for leading the students in the community project "Enlighten Your Knowledge".

Ms. Tran Ngoc Thien Anh Kim
Ms. Tran Ngoc Thien Anh Kim

    Primary Teacher Can Tho University

    I have a project which encourages the students to only say positive things and I have implemented this school year. By writing sample sentences like: “You improved greatly”, “You tried hard today”, “You are neat and tidy today”, “I’m very happy being your friend”, and putting these on the decorative boards in class, the students will see and read them every time they come to class. Besides, I am being a sample for them by praising them with those sentences. If this project succeeds in my class, I will spread it to other classes, and I will share it with my colleagues. Maybe in the morning, I will let my students hold a paper with written sentences like: “Today you wear beautiful clothes”, “What a bright smile”, so they can give it to other friends at school. As result, they will create positive power for everyone during that day.

Ms. Nguyen Mong Kieu Trinh
Ms. Nguyen Mong Kieu Trinh

    Kindergarten TeacherHo Chi Minh City University of Education

    To inspire the children, I think the most important thing is to find out and understand clearly about what we would like them to understand. After doing deep research, we must feel interested in what we are going to inspire the students to do. Then, we must understand how much the students know about the matter and how interested they are in it. From there, we can flexibly organize activities that fit and inspire them to explore and learn more.

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