Gerry Cockburn has a Bachelor of Environment Studies from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and a Master of Science in Education from Niagara University. He is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers, and the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch, and is fully qualified to teach students at the Primary, Junior and Intermediate levels. He has worked in education for almost thirty years in Canada, South Korea and China, of which 18 has been as school administrator. He is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to serve the students, parents/guardian and faculty at Ming Yuan Bilingual High School.
My name is Julian McRoberts, and I teach English Literature, English Literacy and Learning Strategies here at Mingyuan High School.? I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2003 studying International Relations, and have also studied French and Chinese, and Journalism.? I have taught college preparation courses for language and academic assessment tests such as the TOEFL, IELTS, GAC and ACT in China for the past five years.? I have lived in many cities in China during my time here such as Shanghai, Panjin, Taiyuan, and Qingdao and I have learned a lot about Chinese culture as well as the education system.? As a teacher, I feel it is my duty to help students to not only acquire knowledge, but also how to apply it to their daily lives. ?I also believe that because each individual student has their own motivations and learning styles, teachers must try to find the best possible ways to motivate students to develop their strengths and talents so they can achieve their full potential. We as teachers must always remember that we have the opportunity to have a positive influence on these young lives, so it is our responsibility to make learning not only a productive, but also enjoyable experience.
I am Bert Self. At Mingyuan I teach ESL course: listening, speaking, reading and writing. I graduated from the University of Arkansas, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English. Following that degree I took a postgraduate degree in religious education from South Western Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to moving to China in 2007, I was employed as an English Teacher in the U.S. public school system. During the last 6 years, I worked at Xiamen University, and I found myself engulfed in teaching ESL courses covering a broad spectrum of topics — from American Culture and Education, to Leadership, and learning any language. My personal belief regarding to teaching methods is, that above all, one should try to make both teaching and learning fun! The more enjoyable learning is, the better the students learn.
我是Bert Self。在教授ESL課程：聽力，口語，閱讀和寫作。我畢業于阿肯色州立大學， 獲得英語文學學士學位。研究生畢業于西南浸信會神學院，獲得宗教教育碩士。在 2007 年來中國 前，我曾被聘為美國公立學校系統的英語老師。在最近的 6 年時間里，我在廈門大學授課，我在教 授 ESL 課程的過程中，涵蓋了廣泛的主題 ——美國文化和教育，領導力，以及如何學習任何語言。 關于我對教學方式的個人信念，首當其沖的是，讓教與學都變得有趣！學習得越愉快，學生學習得越好。