Editor’s note: SHBS boasts an excellent faculty team. They love life, children, and their teaching career; They are not only excellent in their professional expertise, but also open-minded,and have rich experiences to share. Today, we would like to introduce one of them to you.
贺老师何许人也？Who is Ms. He?
Master's degree in TESOL, Shanghai International Studies University
Holder of both high school & college English teaching certificates
Years of experience in teaching college English majors and International school students
Key member & special sharing guest of Toastmasters English Speaking Club
Her inspiring and interesting way of teaching makes her very popular among the students
As a vegetarian, minimalist, and environmentalist, she initiated and organized many experiential activities themed “Zero Waste Lifestyle", inspiring more people to join in the efforts to protect the environment.
In her own weChat official account "Alva on the Road", she shares her experiences and thoughts of backpacking alone to countries such as Argentina, Chile, Cambodia, Nepal, and Turkey etc. During her trips to those countries, she has been promoting environmental protection.
She likes talking to people of different age groups and people with different occupational and cultural backgrounds to enrich her thinking and broaden her horizon.
Once when she backpacked to Nepal, she made friends with pupils from poor mountain areas and stayed there to teach them English for some time. After coming back home, she oragnized donations via her Wechat official account, and sent in person those pupils warm clothes and other supplies.
Very fond of challenges, she often participates in outdoor competitions, such as mountain hiking race, marathon, Sparta, etc. She also lives a wonderful life by composing standup comedy scripts and tried them out in public.
In mid-November, 2020, SHBS launched a week-long program named “Building Shanghai”, during which Ms. He initiated a project called “plastic hero”. Led by Miss He and Mr. Dawn Xu, group members had a better understanding of those stunning facts on pollution. She and Dawn raised students’ awareness of environment protection by guiding them to do a series of activities, such as altering old clothes, “finishing your food trays”, growing vegetables in an urban garden, bringing your own mugs to buy milk tea, making hand soap with soapberries grown on campus, interviewing pedestrians at People’s Square etc. While participating in those activities, they also hoped to exert a positive influence on people around them.
It has been a while since “Building Shanghai” project, yet the efforts for a better community never ceased. A better campus, greener SHBS, animal protection, discussions on these can still be heard around the campus.
Among those discussions, a small group of people gradually gathered and established SHBS Eco Action Group.
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