Sophia Hamilton

K/1 Associate Teacher

My Education and Teaching/Professional Background

I studied Screenwriting at Shih Hsin School of Journalism in Taipei, trained at the National Taiwan Normal University's Department of Chinese as a Second Language.

Year I Started at Walden

1999

I am a Progressive Educator Because ...

... progressive education values experience over learning facts at the expense of understanding what is being taught. A progressive educator should teach children how to think rather than relying on rote memorization.

What I Love About Walden

At Walden we encourage the children's innate curiosity and nurture the children's natural wonder.

My Favorite Walden Tradition

Walden Agreements

Professional Development

Most recently, NAIS PoCC

My Joy

Chinese classic dance, both roles as instructor and student for the past 20 years

Fun Fact About Me

I practiced my singing when there was a traffic jam.

Book Recommendation for Students

The books from my favorite Taiwanese writer and illustrator, Jimmy Liao.