Meet Erin

December 16, 2017

Who am I? 

My name is Erin Choi.  I am from St. Paul, MN.  My husband and I live in Hong Kong with our three daughters, ages 6, 4, and 1.  I have taught English at a local primary school here for ten years before deciding to take a break to stay home with my youngest this year.  Over the summer, I had the amazing experience of taking part in the RIE Foundations course in St. Paul.  I wish I could be nearer to all of you, but I am so happy I can stay connected all the way across the world.  

 

How did you find FORM?

The lovely Ms. Carolyn Paetzel introduced me to FORM.

 

What aspect of the Educaring® Approach resonates with you the most and why?

Free child-led movement and play is the aspect that really speaks to me, probably because of how relieving it is to know that I am not responsible for entertaining and teaching my children how to play (and move).

 

What are you most grateful for?

My kids.

 

What is one thing you do for yourself? Or what would you like to do for yourself?

RIE.  Haha, but really, that's true.

 

If your life was a book or song, what would the title be?

"I could not ask for more" by Edwin McCain

 

What was your favorite book as a child?

"The Giraffe, the Pelly, and Me" by Roald Dahl

 

What teacher inspired you the most? How?

My elementary school teacher Joan Swanson, at Children's Center Montessori where I went from age 5-11.  How? By loving each of us. 

 

What 3 words best describe you?

Sensitive, introvert, genuine

 

What is the best question anyone has asked you?

Will you marry me?

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