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A Teacher

Miracles.

My father passed away in his twenties when I was too young to understand what the death was. My later childhood passed with my maternal grandparents . It was such a beginning of my curiosity in English language when I saw three letters ‘USA’ on my grandpa’s traveling bag and I asked my grandpa what it meant and he answered’ They were English alphabet.’ I copied them on my slate with that much knowledge. But he was highly honored to be my first English teacher.
On my departure from that small village to Yangon to study higher education , I paid homage to grandparents who were praying for me with their trembling voices and grandma wiped her tears with her blouse’s sleeve very often. It was too hard to say goodbye to them and I left for Yangon with my mother.

I registered one month late at school to wait enough saving for school books. My palms were always red at English class because of cane punishment for not doing homework when the other students did who had learned a month ahead. My self-study extended to the names of the shops with translations. After I graduated from Yangon University, I joined ‘United States Information Service’s library for more effective learning. It helped me a lot and I knew what ‘USA’ meant more than its exact meaning. Lots of graded readers took me to White House, Holly Wood and some exciting places. They also introduced me with the presidents of the United States and some wonderful people like Martin Luther King and Rosa Park. Those people became my role models and I succeeded saying ‘NO’ to cops and a Military Intelligent officer when my student and I were forced to left the railway station at late arrival at midnight.

Now I have been an English teacher for more than a decade and have become a teacher of thousands of students. One page of my CV is occupied with my teachers trainings from the American Center , the British Council and Educasia . When I teach my students , I let them know, I let them ask, I let them think ,I let them talk, I let them decide , and I encourage their creativity through my English lessons. Now I am very proud of their success here and other countries and so delighted to multiply smart students for happier generations.

Comments

Sarvina's picture

Hi sister NI NI, It is such a

Hi sister NI NI,

It is such a strong article that shows about the power of Education. It is a real miracle to change your life through English language, I am also happy to see your students' smile with their success. I am really proud to have known you. Keep up your good work! I always support and encourage you.

Love,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

NI NI AYE's picture

You too

Hi again sister

Thank you so much for your continuous encouragement and I want to praise you for your great success to a youth delegate of Cambodia .I am so proud of you my sister!

Love
NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

Sarvina's picture

Hi sister NI NI, Hope

Hi sister NI NI,

Hope everything is going well with you. I am happy to stay by your sides:) thank you so much for your nice word!

Love,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

usha kc's picture

Ni NI sister, really nice

Ni NI sister, really nice piece of Miracle you have written. I loved it.

keep sharing.

NI NI AYE's picture

I will my sister

Hi again sister

Very thankful to your kind comment and I'm glad you like it. See you here soon .

Love

NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

Ruun Abdi's picture

Really enjoyed reading your

Really enjoyed reading your miracle... Congratulations for your success, a teacher is like parents and the way you taught these students makes you more and more valuabel to them and the rest of the community. Keep the good work dear.

Cheers,
RA

NI NI AYE's picture

That's very nice of you

Hi sister

Your friendly voice make my heart warm and very grateful to your kindness. See you online my sister.

Love

NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

Dear Ni Ni,

I was so touched by your story and how three letters, USA would be the beginning of your journey to become a teacher. The curiosity of a child is powerful if we nurture, encourage and develop their creative intelligence and spirit to their fullest potential. I love the fact your grandfather was your first English teacher/mentor and now it has come full circle and you are carrying on his legacy by teaching others to learn and grow. Your students will continue the legacy, as they share their knowledge and use their skills to help their communities - a gift that keeps giving.

Please continue your good work as an inspirational and dedicated educator. I feel the love and respect you have for your students, a quality that is essential in education. THANK YOU!

With gratitude from a fellow educator,

Linda Ando

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

NI NI AYE's picture

Hi Linda

You let me find more valuable aspects of education. Thank you so much for your friendship and encouragement . I also expect some helpful ideas from you if it is possible. I love finding and sharing experience of education around the world.
I hope to talk to you more.

Passionately

NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

NI NI AYE's picture

I might need your help

Hi Linda

It has been quite long to keep in touch with you and I hope you are somewhere to reach this message . Now I ma planning to organize free tuition classes and I am expecting your valuable suggestions at that time . Could you do me a favor ?

Lots of love

NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

ccontreras's picture

Congratulations!

Hi Ni Ni! I enjoyed reading your post. I find your journey to becoming a teacher fascinating! I think that your story is definitely touching the lives of your students! :-)

"I embrace emerging experience. I am a butterfly. Not a butterfly collector." - Stafford

NI NI AYE's picture

Hi sister

I am so happy to meet you and thank you in deed for your warm frienship. See you online.

Love

NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

olakitike's picture

Good job

I enjoyed reading your piece. I believe the world needs more teachers like you. keep up the good work.

NI NI AYE's picture

I will sister

Dear sister

Thank you so much and so glad to meet you . Hope to see you more.

Love
NI NI

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

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