The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) is pleased to honor Ms. Michelle Juan, 2019-2020 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program Taiwan Grantee, who was awarded the National Excellence in Teaching Award, by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, in an announcement on July 20, 2021.
Michelle Juan, who serves as an English teacher at the Li Nong Elementary School in Beitou District, Taipei, has devoted her teaching career to remedial teaching. “If we can use a ‘language’ which is suitable for students to guide them, we can enhance students’ learning motivation through activities appropriate to their abilities,” Juan shared. Ms. Juan adapts her teaching pace to her students’ needs. In addition, she puts more effort in guiding students during the school’s self-study time in the morning, breaktime between classes, and lunch breaks. Most important of all, she brings her students “successful experiences” to improving students’ learning motivation with confidence. Every one of her students can truly feel that “my teacher cares about me.”
Just as fresh seawater brings colorful shells to the beach at low tide, a large part of the responsibilities of educators at the frontline lies in “accompaniment,” “guidance,” as well as making students grow at different stages of life—all of this allows students to continuously discover the world throughout their lives.
The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange applauds every educator who works diligently in their posts, and we encourage teachers to give themselves the chance to engage with American educators through Fulbright.