首页 > 我们的外教

Going the Extra mile Towards Successful Learning! 老师的一小步,学生的一大步

发布时间:2017-12-27 11:15:49           责任编辑:管理员           点击次数:990

Students nowadays have relied too much in technology and tend to forget life skills and culture. Even in the classroom setting, teachers teach while students work on computers. During student’s free time, they're unable to manage their time on studying and instead, play computers games. This leads to students’ poor study habits and finally getting low marks. The truth is we should draw their attention into our subject, especially in learning foreign language.

科技日新月异的今天,新科技尤其是电脑,为我们提供了非常多的便利。然而物极必反,面对电脑,一些学生可能会过度依赖,甚至沉溺于电脑游戏。电脑和互联网,对于我们的教学,既是必不可少的辅助,也是挑战。关键在于我们充分利用电脑的同时,注重引导孩子们的注意力。学习一门外语时,尤其是如此。

As an educator, what more should be done to get students interests?

作为教师,如何激发和培养孩子们的兴趣呢?

Yes, we should go the extra mile towards successful teaching- learning process!

But the Big question is HOW?

我们应该加倍努力,聚焦于教与学的过程?问题是如何做到呢?

I am your Teacher Richnel in Henan Maple Leaf International School, LEP.  I am teaching the senior high school foundation students- Communication skills, and Pre-school kindergarten. Yes, you read it right. My task this term is to nurture different levels  at the best of my ability.

作为河南枫叶国际学校的一名外教老师,我教授高中的交际课程和幼儿园外教课。是的,您没有看错,本学期我的任务是尽自己所能教授不同层级的孩子英语。

I wanted to highlight in this article the importance of classroom activities. I believe that in order for students to become an active player in the learning process, an environment must be created with great deal of opportunities to engage students to be an active player of the  T-L process.  

图1.jpg

图2.jpg

在此,我强调课堂活动的重要性。我认为,在教与学的过程中,必须竭力创造更多机会,使得孩子们能够参与到老师的教与学中。

Recently, in the oral Communications Skills Class, one of the hottest topics was Food and culture. Instead of learning by books, I brought them in an authentic setting where students can learn practically- in the food lab. Students didn’t only learn about recipes and kitchen stuff but also the culture of people, eating etiquettes, and special delicacies of some countries around the world.  They had chosen to make their own version of spaghetti/ pasta since it is easy to prepare. This activity manifests cooperative learning and develops stronger friendship amongst them. According to Constructivist Theory of learning, the best way for students to learn is learning by doing. This will address students' varied learning style and preferences.  

最近,高中交际技巧课最热门的话题之一,是食物与营养。我们并没有照本宣科,而是带孩子们来到了食物与营养实验室,来到真实有效的学习环境。学生们不仅学习食谱和厨房用具,也能够学习饮食文化和礼仪。学生们能够自主选择去制作带有自己理念的意大利面。这一类的活动体现了合作学习,并且能够增进孩子们的友谊。根据建设性学习理论,最好的学习方式是参与式学习。这将有助于丰富孩子们的学习方法。

图3.jpg

Attention grabbing is a must!

必须要抓住学生的注意力!

I realized traditional teaching isn’t enough, thus the aid of more interactive classroom activities make learning more inspiring and fun!

我意识到仅仅传统的教学是不够的,因此课堂上更多的互动和活动会让课堂学习更加有趣!

This term, I am also lucky to be teamed up with one of my hardworking colleagues in our department, Teacher Abe. We both teach the foundation course.

图4.jpg

图5.jpg

本学期,我也很荣幸能和一位工作非常努力的老师Abe搭班共同教Foundation

In his class, he introduced the tea culture. It was fun learning the Chinese culture in depth.  I had fun learning with students during the activity.

在他的课上,他给同学们介绍了茶文化。学生们能够学习深度的中国文化是很有趣的。我也很开心能和他们一块学习。

图7.png

Realization: “Understanding the different types of tea is like understanding the various backgrounds of students. As teachers, we should know the exact taste that suite the students. Teacher Abe and I realized that learning shouldn't be too stressful rather  interesting!”

感悟:“了解不同的茶,就像是在了解不同背景的学生一样。作为老师,我们要更多的思考现如今孩子们的特点。Abe和我都意识到,不应该一味给他们太多的压力,而是兴趣。

Moreover, learning doesn't only dwell in the four corners of the classroom. One day these kids may be working in some parts of the continent and they can recall the learnings they had when they were at school.

再者,学习也无需局限于教室一隅,而应该放眼孩子们的未来。因为不远的将来,枫叶的孩子,注定要活跃在五大洲四大洋,我们的教学应该让孩子们感知到未来。

My friend has once told me:

“Don't limit yourself on the things you can do. Go out of your comfort zone and go the extra mile in teaching.”   She and her encouragement moved me amazingly and made me love teaching profoundly.

我的朋友曾经感慨:“不要给自己的人生设限。走出自己的舒适区,你就会进入教学的一片新天地。”她的鼓励和启迪,犹如我不竭的动力和灵感的源泉。

This school year is indeed challenging and enjoyable.

       今日的枫叶学校,发展迅速!今天的枫叶孩子,发育多元!我们的教学,也在因时因势而变!对我们来说,这既是挑战,却也是教学的乐趣所在。

图8.jpg

图9.jpg

图10.jpg

When it comes to teaching- learning resources, they are just one click away. Internet provides great sources of everything; however the implementation and application of these educational resources is within the teachers’ capability for greater outcome. By developing an interactive and conducive classroom, it can eliminate passive students, establish student’s classroom participation, and most importantly encourage students to be confident in their communication especially in the English Language.

鼠标轻轻一点,你可以连通整个世界!整个互联网就是我们教学的智库——前提是我们应该取之有道,用之有度,才能达到更加的效果。通过创设互动参与性课堂,能够有效的引导和鼓励孩子们做课堂的主人,提高学习参与度和兴趣。更重要的是,孩子们会提升学习的信心,变被动的接受为主动的探索性学习。

“A student’s disposition to work in a classroom is strengthened by a corporate sense of purpose. In a systematic instruction, it is usually necessary for the purpose of the work to be the responsibility of the teacher.”

只有当教与学充分的融为一体,学生的学习才会更加动力十足。在我们推行“系统化教学”的枫叶体系,将课堂还给孩子们——是我们不懈的追求和责任!

图11.jpg

I am always proud of my profession- A teacher!

我是河南枫叶国际学校的一名外教——我骄傲!

图12.jpg