We are very excited to announce another fantastic Subject Expert Teacher to our team at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School! Ms. Aries Wang will be joining our teaching faculty for the 2022-2023 school year as a Mandarin Subject Expert Teacher.
Ms. Wang joins us with a variety of diverse teaching experiences and a passion for encouraging a love of Chinese heritage and culture.
Our Head of School, Ms. Brooklynn Titus, had a chance to meet with Ms. Wang and is excited to help all our new families get to know her!
Congratulations, on being a founding faculty member at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School! What are you most looking forward to in this new position?
Tell us a little bit about your background and why you became a teacher?
You've taught Mandarin to a variety of age ranges in primary and middle school. What past lessons learned are you hoping to bring to the classroom this fall?
One unique element of our program is the fact that all of our students take Mandarin from TK - Grade 4. What benefits do you see in teaching Mandarin so young?
All classrooms require differentiation, but especially world language classes as students are often at various levels of proficiency. Often even after separating classes into Heritage and Non-Heritage speakers, there is still room for differentiation. What techniques do you use to differentiate instruction in your class?
You love to incorporate multi-media and pop culture into your classroom. How have you done that in the past, and how are you planning to do that in the future at the new campus?
Many of your jobs and projects over the past several years have been focused on encouraging the celebration of Chinese Heritage and Culture. Can you share a bit more about how you became passionate about this, and how you plan to bring this to your classroom?
My vision of being a teacher who introduces Chinese culture to my American students and celebrates the diversity of global culture has not changed. It has merely been altered and upgraded. This fall, I will keep sharing stories of Chinese Americans, and fostering our students desire to cherish who they are as their unique selves.
During the pandemic, you took on a variety of different roles to keep your community connected and learning throughout a difficult time. Can you tell us about some of the unique roles you held, and how you utilized various platforms to connect with your students?
You have many unique hobbies outside of school, ranging from vocal performing to animation. Can you tell us a little more about yourself and your hobbies outside the classroom? How do you anticipate being able to incorporate these interests into your work at the new campus?
Finally, what is your goal for each of your students?
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