From the schoolmaster
"Adrien (whom the children call Panda), respects the students during the teaching process, is all inclusive with a free teaching atmosphere that is advantageous to the student to participate in the classroom activity in an active way. She is always seen giving a thumbs-up in class. She is good at capturing every bright spot of every child. While educating a child, she always kneels down to make herself as tall as the children, looks at the child with affectionate eyes and gives them a thumbs-up with a kind smile. When Adrien smiles and gives a thumbs-up, the children are happy, confident and motivated.
Gary evaluates the children by giving high-fives and hugs. The children like his classroom as it is full of vitality and humour. He is always entertaining the students with variety. When the student does good, his applause is loud and clear. When a student cannot quite reach the requirements well, he pulls his hand back in a tricky way, let's the student correct the answer, and then he high-fives with him/her. Every time a child has made great progress or has excellent performance, he happily holds the child up in the air and then high-fives them and let's the child feel extremely proud and happy.
The children were all happy to learn and were reluctant to part with these two teachers after class.
In life, Adrien and Gary care for children and love them. They play games with the children after school hours. When they return home to Canada they still think about the children and are preparing gifts for the children's graduation ceremony.
They are the sowers of love. They sow the seed of love in the hearts of the children. The children love them very much. The children asked me to pass on a whisper to Adrien: "The children miss you so much!""
~~~Cao Jinli, Schoolmaster, Yang Guang (Sunshine) Primary School (Xu Ting village, China)~~~
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