Amy Jones is a preschool teacher at 3e International School. The UK native says she always wanted to live abroad and became passionate about coming to Beijing when she learned about the opportunity to work for 3e. Jones has now lived in Beijing for almost two years and shares more about herself and her China adventure with beijingkids.
What’s was your favorite subject when you were a student?
This is a tough call between PE and history. I am an active person and enjoy tasks and activities that get me moving. I remember always looking forward to PE class, even when it was really cold outside. However, history is probably my favorite! I am fascinated by the past and what happened before my time. I had some brilliant teachers in school that brought the subject to life. The great teachers I was lucky enough to encounter in school inspire me today.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
When I was growing up I really wanted to be a nurse. I wanted to take care of people. Sadly, I am a little afraid of blood!
How would you (or your students) describe your teaching style?
If the children in my class were asked they would say it was fun. Together we do a lot of exploring. If there is something that the children are particularly interested or curious about then we learn and discover more about it. We build, we play, and learn by having fun.
What are you currently reading?
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
How do you like to relax on the weekends?
I spend time with my friends, watching films or going shopping. I also like to exercise by swimming or running. I have recently started aerial yoga which is challenging but great fun!
Where do you like to go on holiday?
I like to go to new places. I like to travel to places where I can relax and read but also do new activities, see amazing sights, and learn about different cultures.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have danced at numerous theaters in London including Sadler’s Wells and The Royal Albert Hall.
What’s currently on your playlist?
A lot of Maroon 5. I just can’t stop listening to them!
What’s do you find most rewarding about teaching?
Watching the children develop and progress. If there is something that a child has found particularly challenging there is no greater moment than watching them succeed. Their bright energy, enthusiasm, and curiosity about the world drives me to inspire them.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I love living in Beijing and teaching at 3e International School. There is such a warm and welcoming vibe at 3e that it is hard not to fall in love with the school. Living in Beijing is very exciting and I am so glad I decided to move here.