About 關於

S. Y. Cindy Chau 周嬗儀

 

Cindy was a secondary school English teacher in Hong Kong. She moved to North America after getting married. She started her first blog DauDingism 豆丁主義, which is about her interesting life and travel experiences. At the same time, she continued to help immigrants and international students with their English. She earned a Master of Art degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at San Francisco State University. She is now an elementary school teacher in San Francisco Bay Area.

Throughout all these years, she has taught all ages—from children as young as three to the 80s. She has also taught piano, music theory, art and craft, Math, and the Bible, too. Now, she also teaches her two children.   

嬗嬗老師從前在香港當中學英語老師,結婚後,她搬到北美開始她的第一個網誌《豆丁主義》,記錄生活和旅遊的有趣事。婚後,她繼續幫助新移民及國際學生學習英語,並在三藩市州立大學取得英語為第二語言或外語的碩士學位。現在,她在三藩市灣區當小學老師。

這些年來,她接觸過不同年齡的學生——從三歲到八十歲。她也教授過鋼琴、音樂、樂理、畫畫與手工、數學及聖經課等。現在,她也教她可愛的兒女。

You may contact her here on this site, or email her:
​你可以在此網頁聯絡她,或電郵:
sinyeechaulai@gmail.com

Her TESOL Profile & Portfolio 她的英文教學檔案: 
https://portfolium.com/SinYeeChau

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Dau Ding 豆丁

Believing in small kids, 

Believing in small steps,

Believing in small deeds.

​相信小孩子、相信小進步、相信小努力。

Both dau 豆 (pea) and ding 丁 (a bit) are small. In Cantonese, dau ding means small and is also used to refer to young kids.

 

Cindy created the character DauDing when she was in high school. She enjoys being a small person on the planet Earth, being grateful for this magnificent world and all the "ordinary" and "extraordinary" people who have made this world an interesting place to live.

 

Believing in potentials and strengths in learners, her teaching materials and activities have been created with learners in mind, aiming to empower them to become confident, independent learners. 

I am curious and enthusiastic.

I always wonder how different people are living their lives in different places on the same earth.

I hear anger. 

I see disappointment.

I want to help people see their beauty, strengths, and power.

 

I am curious and enthusiastic.

I pretend to focus on one thing at a time.

I feel that different parts of my brain yearn for attention.

I touch my touchpad…and things are out of control.

I worry I love too little.

I cry when people suffer.

 

I am curious and enthusiastic.

I understand time is limited and so is life too.

I say: to live, to learn, and to love.

I dream I teach, I write, I create, I parent, and I love.  

I try to prioritize.

I hope I will have fought a good fight, finished my race, and kept the faith.

 

I am curious and enthusiastic. 

S. Y. Cindy Chau

May 2020

​"I Am" Poem