Leon responds well to feedback and constantly improves her teaching methods to best suit the needs of the students. She is a hard worker and is very active in the school community. Her log of lesson plans is up to date and she is able to continue with teaching new concepts and review others in each class and grade.
Leon's knowledge of the MELS competencies is good and her lessons have always encompassed these at an appropriate level ... She has a wonderful rapport with the children both in and out of the classroom and she is involved in the life of the school.
Bravo Leon, you are making great strides!
--- from FE3 Classroom Teacher
It has been a pleasure to work with Leon again during her final field experience and wonderful to see the growth in her development as a teacher over three "stages". Leon is a good musician with a pleasant voice and warm personality which the students relate to. Her quiet, patient approach has proven effective in her classroom management. Leon is creative, willing to take risks (do something a little different) and is able to "think outside the box" which has led to some interesting moments in her classes. She is organized and open to feedback.
Leon has worked hard to plan lessons that are well-developed, appealing and teach many musical skills. Her lessons have included a variety of activities including teaching band techniques, musical composition (body percussion and computer notation) and music appreciation/history. She has a good rapport with her students and her enthusiasm for music is contagious. Leon has been involved in several extra-curricular activities- conducting band rehearsals and performances, and providing valuable help at the Riverside S. B. Honour Band event. She taught 6 international students from Mexico how to play clarinet so they could participate in a school concert.
I wish Leon every success in her chosen career.
--- from FE4 Supervisor
Ms. Xinzhuo Leon Yu has been in my classroom, as a student teacher, for 3 weeks. She was fully involved in many musical projects, such as School Spring Concert, and preparation of graduates for the end of the school year. Ms. Xinzhuo is very good in media production. On my request, she prepared a series of photos, that enriched the stage settings during our concert. Ms. Xinzhuo, developed positive relationship with students. She recognizes and reacts to individual differences. Ms. Xinzhuo creates and manages a productive learning environment.
Ms. Xinzhuo Leon Yu acted in professional manner in all the activities I observed.
--- from FE2 Classroom Teacher