Teachers are the backbone of our community: tireless crusaders tasked with the very important job of moulding eager young minds. Their role goes much further than simply imparting knowledge—they wear many hats including those of guide, role model, counsellor, guardian and hero. Our teachers at Orbix are dedicated to the cause and realise the importance their role plays in the growth and development of our precious sons and daughters. One cannot be a teacher without caring for the fate of the future and our teachers toil for hours behind the scenes, ensuring delivery of the best possible education for our students. Beginning our #WeAreOrbix series is Miss Jennifer Hang, an Early Years teacher at our Klang campus. Read through to find out a little more about what makes her so passionate about her job!
Name: Jennifer Hang
Designation: Early Years Teacher
Teacher at Orbix since: January 2021
How has the MCO affected life at Orbix?
The lack of physical and social interaction has been a challenge that teachers and students the world over has had to contend with. There are limitations to what can be achieved over a computer screen but the show must go on! Humans are also remarkably adaptable and we can achieve anything if we put our minds to it.
Advice for students adjusting to online learning?
It has been a learning curve but together, we can overcome! Don't be too hard on yourselves when facing difficulty. Take a deep breath and remember that you are not alone in this.
What are some of the lessons you’ve learned from being in lockdown?
Be wise in your expenses.
What do you do to de-stress?
Chill out to sentimental rock music while baking.
What is your favourite book and why?
It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr. It’s a book about embracing diversity, which is a lesson we can all learn from. Kindness and acceptance is especially needed during these tough times.
What is the best thing about being a teacher?
Watching the enthusiasm on my student's faces, and their eagerness to learn. Witnessing their growth and the blossoming of their boundless potential.
What is the best piece of advice you have received that you would like to share with your students?
Even if you stumble or fall, just keep trying. Hard work and persistence will bear fruit.
What are you proudest of?
When my students show empathy to others.