In 2018 he won the local hero award from the "Australian of the Year Award" prize-giving. The award was given to him, because of his contributions to the education system. Besides an inspiring teacher he releases clips from his lessons on YouTube. It all started as a project for one sick pupil and now he has gained a remarkable following.
In The Guardian you can read his article "Raising a child is mission impossible. That's why it takes a school", it is about the struggle of raising children and how schools and teachers should play an important part in this endeavor.
Eddie concludes, "The fundamental role of a teacher is not to deliver information but to make kids feel like they are important, and have an adult who will never give up on them."
In his own school career he had teachers who trusted in him. When he became a teacher, it was that what he wanted to be for his pupils. The same what Rita Pierson meant when she said: “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
A teacher has to make every student feel important and responsible for learning, and this resilience and attitude will qualify the student to prosper when they start into their lifes after school.
When a pupil became sick and missed out many lessons because of his cancer treatment, Eddie started to record his classes and uploaded the clips to YouTube. Visit his 2 YouTube channels for more inspiration by Eddie Woo.
In the following clip Eddie will introduce himself.