Xiaolu Ma

马筱露

I came from Guilin, China. Guilin in southern China is known for its thousands of limestone karst hills that provide a breathtaking landscape. I graduated from Guangxi Normal University with an B. A. degree in Chinese Language and Literature. I am a life-loving, positive, and optimistic person. Currently, I am teaching Chinese I and II at Albuquerque Institute of Math & Science (AIMS).

Since I joined the New Mexico Chinese School in the fall of 2016, I have integrated Chinese traditional culture into my classes. When the traditional Chinese New Year arrives, I will celebrate the Chinese New Year with the students. I will wear traditional Chinese clothes and prepare red envelopes for my students. I also introduce them to the traditional Chinese food and the important role of Chinese New Year in the hearts of the Chinese people. During the Dragon Boat Festival, I introduced poet Qu Yuan in class. I also introduced the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival, the custom of dragon boating, the rice dumplings and realgar wine for the Dragon Boat Festival. When the holidays turn into the Mid-Autumn Festival, my students will join me in understanding why they should eat moon cakes on August 15th? When it comes to Double Ninth Festival, we learn that we need to ascend, put dogwood, drink chrysanthemum wine and so on. Children love these interesting lessons. They not only learn literacy but also culture.

I also carried out many interesting activities in the classroom. Once we held the "Guess the Riddle" for parents and children. I prepared more than 200 riddles for everyone to participate. All parents like to work with their children. They were busy but very happy. After the activity, the students counted a bunch of prizes shared with their parents. They are eager to know when the next riddle event will take place.

Although I will continue to improve upon my teaching style as I gain experience, I believe that my patience and enthusiasm are two of the aspects of my personality that make me an excellent educator. I enjoy working with children and look forward to a career where I can make a difference in the lives of many children in my own community.

我来自山水甲天下的中国桂林,毕业于广西师范大学汉语言文学本科。是一个热爱生活,积极向上的,非常乐观主义的人。从2016年秋天加入新墨西哥州中文学校至今,一直在学着怎样当好一个老师。

我除了在新墨西哥州中文学校做老师,同时也是新墨西哥州Albuquerque Institute of Math & Science (AIMS) 学校的一名中文老师。

2020年是一个非常不寻常的年,因为新冠病毒,所有学校都停课了,但我们把阵线移到了网上,我同时给两个学校的孩子上(古诗鉴赏课),大量的课件制作虽然花了我不少时间,但能够在非常时期,依旧陪伴着孩子们成长,不间断的给同学们输送“营养丰富”的汉语知识。真正做到停课不停学,我感觉值得.

希望无论任何时候,我们永远与孩子们在一起,为同学们学习汉语知识保驾护航,无怨无悔的做那盏指路明灯。


B. A. in Chinese Language and Literature, 广西师范大学汉语言文学本科