I fell in love with teaching when I interacted with the students. I discovered that learners can also teach teachers how to learn. I like to make my lessons fun and full of drama and games.
Brenda Lo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a BA in Comparative Literature. She pursued her further studies at the University of Saint Joseph and qualified for her MA in Education. She brings her understanding of education to every classroom. Brenda enjoys learning languages herself.
- BA (Comparative Literature) The University of Hong Kong
- MEd University of Saint Joseph
- CELTA Diploma University of Cambridge
- TESOL Diploma TESOL
Emotional wellbeing plays a pivotal role in the overall development of young learners. Recognising and addressing their emotions is essential for creating a positive and productive learning environment. By acknowledging and dealing with their emotional needs, educators can foster healthy emotional growth, enhance academic performance, and promote long-term wellbeing. Emotional Development Young learners experience a wide range of emotions, including joy, sadness, fear, and frustration. Read More
It’s a magical moment when a child is able to blend words and read. However, that’s not the end of their reading journey. The next stage is to fully understand what’s on the page, and there are many ways parents and teachers can help them do this. Take a look at these five essential steps to guide a child’s reading: Building on existing knowledge In… Read More
In one of my favourite Pre School English L4 classes, there are five little five-year-olds. They’re wonderful students. One little boy, who I’ll call Sammy, always struggled to focus on our lesson materials, he could gaze attentively at the cars and people outside. He sometimes counted the number of vehicles and named their makes, models and colours; he even commented on what the pedestrians… Read More
When I was small, I read lots of stories without much supervision or guidance. It was a fun way to read, but it wasn’t the most effective. My mum was lovely but very busy, and she also lacked confidence in her storytelling abilities. I wish she had read more with me, so that I could have more memories now of the pleasure of that experience. Read More
Every parent tries to give the best to their child. But what does ‘the best’ really mean? Is it the best according to society? Or the best for your child? It can be a difficult to decide what the ‘best’ means for your family when it comes to schools. I face the same situation regarding these schools every year. It’s always great to help i-Learner’s… Read More
A portfolio is an essential tool for showing target primary schools the incredible things your child has to offer. As a teacher at i-Learner, I’ve reviewed many student portfolios. Sometimes, these are stuffed full of certificates, reports and photos, and they look like an encyclopaedic history of a child, however there is nothing in them which particularly catches my eye. As you apply to primary… Read More
As Miss Lucy discussed in last week’s article, sight words, or high frequency words, are those which appear frequently in English writing. Being able to spot them can definitely help a child’s reading speed and fluency. These words can seem very easy to learn (some are only 1 or 2 letters long), however, they can be difficult for young learners since they can have… Read More