Lindy Zhang Lin
Lindy Zhang Lin
Lindy received a Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship in 2005, when she was studying to become a teacher. In 2018, she was selected by her school to participate in the InnoPower@JC: Fellowship for Teachers and Social Workers programme. Initiated and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, this scheme transforms participants into innovative change-makers. With boundless enthusiasm for education and making a difference, Lindy is committed to delivering knowledge, fostering the holistic development of students and cultivating an inclusive learning community.
How do you see the role of a teacher?
Teachers unleash the potential of their students through gentle guidance and mentorship. I used to be very introverted. I found it impossible to have a conversation lasting more than three sentences, and had to write out what I wished to say in advance. When I was in secondary school, a teacher insisted I serve as the class monitor and host our weekly meetings. This experience strengthened my speaking skills and helped me become a more extroverted person. Her decision became a transformative moment in my life and I am still grateful for her encouragement. It saddens me to see students in Tin Shui Wai abandon studying English at a young age merely because they lack an English-speaking environment. I hope my innovative ideas can make an impact and promote a welcoming atmosphere for learning English in school which eventually spreads and influences the whole district.
What do you hope to achieve through teaching?
I believe we must promote interactive learning in schools and bring education to the community. By encouraging schools to learn from and inspire one another, we can create a positive learning atmosphere and help Tin Shui Wai shed its stigma, move beyond its reputation as the “City of Sorrow” and benefit students. Learning is a lifelong process, and I hope to equip students with lasting abilities, including problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills, allowing them to become kind-hearted and responsible citizens capable of contributing to society.