Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China

Apr 19, 2012

Village Teacher Goes Back to School

Ms. Sun Teaching
Ms. Sun Teaching

The Rural China Education Foundation is piloting a professional development fellowship for rural educators in China. Our first fellow is Sun Huimiao, former elementary school founder, principal and teacher. Ms. Sun is a 40-year-old native of Houjia Village, Shanxi Province. She only graduated from high school but with her keen sense of children's emotions and how to connect book learning with the real world, she is one of the most talented teachers RCEF has come across. Check out some of Ms. Sun's teaching in action below!

Here, Ms. Sun brings students on an investigation of water pollution and sources in their village.

When she noticed third-grade boys' fascination with snails, she helped them turn it into a research project

RCEF is currently investing in her by sponsoring an 11-month fellowship for Ms. Sun to learn more about leadership, educational theories, and non-profit work. RCEF assigned her a coach to help her set and achieve her goals for personal and professional growth so that she can return to her hometown and become a more effective teacher and educational leader. 


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