Dual Language Schools: Teacher(s) of the MonthFebruary Dual Language Teacher of the Month Yunchi He, Texas Garland Elementary School!

02/2019
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Biliteracy is a crucial skill that opens many doors. It's an advantage that sets one off from others that are not biliterate. It gives a world insight on things and good understanding of different cultures. It creates and promotes world leaders. In our multi-cultural world more opportunities become available with the ability to speak different languages.

Yunchi works to implement this precedent for her students through teaching and telling her students about true stories about people who are biliterate. She also uses videos to give students visual impressions of the benefit of biliteracy. In their Chinese team, there is an American teacher who teaches Chinese and Yunchi often uses her as an example to stress the importance of being biliterate. She also assigns students pen pals with students in China so they can read and write to each other in both Chinese and English. This helps her students to better use their Chinese and the Chinese students to better use their English.

Yunchi hopes to empower her students with knowledge and skills to become leaders. She also hopes to inspire students to be innovative, dedicated, and to be biliterate by setting an example. We thank Yunchi for her tremendous contributions to dual language education!

I can see my students exemplify servant leadership, putting others before self. They exhibit empathy and understanding for multi-cultures throughout their lives. They become biliteracy advocates and are changing the world.

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