柳波夫-罗登科 Liubov Rodenko
Hello. My name is Liubov Rodenko and I am a high school teacher at Fuzhou Concord College of Sino-Canada.
In 2014 I graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education majoring in English and Japanese Languages.
In 2016 I obtained a Cambridge University Global English Teacher Qualification Certificate CELTA pass B.
I have 10 years of teaching experience and I have worked with a range of students varying from primary school students to adult learners.
I have taught many different subjects over the course of my career, including English Language Arts, Social Studies, Academic Reading and Writing, Study Skills for Independent Learning, IELTS exam preparation, Drama, and others, but regardless of the subject I believe my main responsibility as a teacher, is to develop important character traits in my students. Work ethic, respect, empathy and discipline are only some of the qualities that we hone in my class on a daily basis. I believe that if my students can demonstrate these qualities outside the classroom, they will be successful no matter what they do.
In terms of general principles guiding my teaching in any educational context, recognizing and meeting students’ needs, fostering students’ autonomy, and making the process of learning meaningful are most important to me. I also believe that true learning should be fun, hands-on, and challenging.
As an experienced educator, I understand that all children are unique and have something special to bring to their own education. My role as a teacher will be to assist each student in developing their own potential and learning styles.
My teaching style is largely based on principles of cognitivism, where the students are actively involved in the learning process just as the teacher is. Students are asked to reflected upon what they have learned, how they would solve various problems presented to them through the classes. Learners are also expected to justify why they have answered in this way, why they decided to use this solution to their problem. Students are also encouraged to participate in classroom discussion and present their own ideas and opinions about the content that we are learning about. In doing so, students will hopefully be able to explore and understand how various ideas are connected. As a teacher, I hope to present my content in a manner that allows students to experience this style of learning.
I am a firm believer that education is the key to success. This all begins in the classroom and it is my role to provide a stimulating educational environment. This is an environment where students can grow educationally, but also mentally, emotionally and socially. My classroom will be a safe environment where students are encouraged to share their ideas and take risks.
I have been living and working in China for seven years and I love this country so much. The people I have met here are friendly and accommodating and have made living and working in China much easier. Exploring China’s extensive history and diversity of culture and cuisine are just two of the many reasons I enjoy living here. Moreover, China has become a truly special place for my family and me because it is the country where two years ago my lovely daughter was born. It is a pleasure to see her growing in such a safe and friendly environment, being a part of this society and sharing its culture.
Teaching at Fuzhou Concord College of Sino-Canada has been one of the highlights of my career. I have the pleasure of teaching what I love and seeing my students flourish gives me a newfound joy, one that I keep finding every day.