MAT alumnus Danny Vuong recently returned from a trip to Malaysia, working with Limited Resources Teacher Training (LRTT). In his words, “It was one of the best experiences of my life. I got to observe teachers and develop PD to support and share ideas/strategies. It was so eye-opening and gave me a unique perspective as an educator.”
Elaborating on this, Vuong added, “It was the most eye-opening experience of my life. I learned that although we may be from different parts of the world, we face very similar challenges as educators… large class sizes, student engagement, differentiating for different learners, societal pressures, time management, being overworked, standardized testing, classroom management… Through it all, we share the same passion to make a difference. There is more that unites us than you may think, which is why it is so important that we learn from one another so that we can all continue to grow into the best educators that we can be for the kids.
When you put together 23 dedicated educators (and a cameraman) from the US, UK, and Ireland, you get a team powerful enough to conquer the world. I have to say that this was one of the most inclusive and compassionate group of human beings that I’ve ever encountered. This team knows how to get down to business and work hard when the time calls for it. On the flip side, this team also knows how to wind down and have a good time. Throughout the whole trip, everybody supported one another and pushed each other to grow. Who would have thought that such different people from different parts of the world can have so much in common.”