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  • zhuoransay 5:56 am on November 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Dr. Dylan Williams 

    About two weeks ago, a staff in ducks did a workshop about classroom management, she introduced some new techniques and recommended two youtube videos.

    Today is Deepavali, and I watched two videos called The Classroom Experiment. For me, the techniques used in the videos are quite helpful. I would like to know if those videos have Chinese translations, so more schools in China can actually benefit from it. ( I need to check out this later)

    So, The techniques used in the classroom are:

    1 Names on popsicle sticks rather than asking children to raise up hands ( You can also take two popsicle sticks or ask a student to take out sticks, this will help children to get more involved in the lesson)

    2 Traffic light cups. Every child has two cups on the table, green, yellow and red. If he understands everything in the class, he will put a green cup, if he is unsure about certain parts, then yellow cup. If everything just does not make any sense to him, then the red cup. In our class, we did something similar. When children finish their worksheet. They were asked to put green/red/yellow dot at the end of their work. At the end of the class, when children were sitting on the carpet, they  were asked to show their feeling about the lesson by showing thumbs up/ flat/ down. For me I think it is a brilliant idea.The  teacher can get a quick whole class understanding of children’s feedback.

    3 Mini whilte board. Children are asked to put their answers down on the mini white board. This helps to keep high ability children engaged in the class, when they get too frustrated of not being allowed to raise up their hands and shout out the answers.

    4 Comments instead of grades. When children got grades, they would immediately start comparing with each other, or maybe show off their grades.  Comments help children to keep focused on what they do not know and how they can make progress.

    5 Morning exercise. Children were required to come to school early to take 10 minutes PE time. This helped them to get rid of the sleepy face and get ready to learn at the beginning of the day. (That’s what we do in China! But I have to say children did not benefit much from morning exercise because it was quite slow movement activity. We did not do jogging, jumping, or other active exercises. Probably because we did not have enough space. But I have to say morning exercise is quite a good idea, a British school is trying to take this approach- watch the recent BBC program: Are our kids tough enough?)

    6 Secret Student. This is a fantastic idea! Among the teachers, they will choose a secret student. If this secret student behaves well throughout the day, the whole class will get a point. When they get enough points, they can go to a theme park and play. In the videos, it says teacher needs to constantly remind the student about the secret student, and sometimes, children will remind each other as well!

    I think that’s all the ideas I learned from the videos. The most important thing is to stick to the plan. You can not let children use mini white board once and then put them aside. They have to be used every day. Same as other strategies, difficulties will definitely occur at the beginning, but please remember, everyone needs sometimes to get used to new stuff. Right?

    I am very excited about using secret student strategy, but I need to think about the big reward when they get enough point, and also, the reward has to be very exciting, otherwise children won’t be trying hard to earn the points!🙂

    Thank you Dr. Dylan Williams!

     
  • zhuoransay 12:22 pm on August 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Induction 

    第一天

    今天7点40出门,8点15到达学校,刚到车站就有公交,挺幸运的。

    到了之后先拿VISITOR卡,然后到三楼茶水间,好多人已经开始社交聊天了。随便找了一个位置,旁边那位是Alice之前在别的国际学校工作的。后来一起到楼下听校长讲话,谈及学校的理念。介绍主管层的各位。新员工至少有七八十人吧。有些是从本地招的,有些是从国外聘过来的。校长的演讲自信而不傲慢,让人对未来很有信心,对学校很有信心(至少我是这么觉得的)他后来把我们当做潜在客户(家长)来介绍学校,学校虽然年轻,但是底气足,短短一年内所取得的成就有目共睹。

    他还说,这个国家由于各种政策,吸引了大批国际学校的入住。他希望把学校打造成最好的一所,有自己的特色。要我总结就是个性化教学,老师熟悉班上每个孩子的发展进度,优势和不足;还有鼓励孩子往更高能力发展。这是一个竞争激烈的社会和时代,家长也都是比较有头有脸的人物,都是接受过良好教育较为年轻的一代,他们画这么多学费,把自己的孩子送来,肯定有很高的要求。家长可能会向你要脸书账号,但是他们不会是真的想和你做朋友!他们只想了解你的课外生活,有没有不良行为之类的。他也说了新加坡是个法制很严厉的国家,如果你违法了,别期待学校或者自己的祖国会帮你说话。

    后来我们部门的主管带我们逛了学校,我在一年级,班级名称是长颈鹿,都是7岁的孩子。很期待。

    午餐在学校吃,中餐西餐各一种,中餐是米饭或者米粉,时蔬和炒牛肉,米饭是夹生的。西餐是烤鸡肉,听说一般。

    下午是IT方面的培训,每人有学校电脑登陆账号,office365账号,和在爱大一样。还有其他一些软件的账号,有待深入了解,三点就回家了。

    第二天

    坑爹的迟到了,我一直等160,两辆178过去了我都不死心,8点十分了,还没来我就上了第三辆178,注定迟到。郁闷的是刚准备跑上楼就看到部长和高层JANE。还安慰我不要急,刚刚开始,还问我知不知道教室怎么走。今天学到的一点就是脑经要转弯啊,死脑筋太恐怖了。

     
  • zhuoransay 10:51 am on August 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    How to pronounce Worcester, Leicester and Gloucester? 

    无意中看到这个视频,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q7VjLVU8Ec 对其中的Worcester特别感兴趣,为什么cester中的ce不发音呢?刚刚搜到了这个博客http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2012/05/worcester-source.html

     
  • zhuoransay 1:01 am on July 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    求职 

    14号到上海

    15号早上去陆家嘴那边的EH面试。一去就要填表,我旁边一个女生申请的是市场助理的职位。要填的内容很多,还要填户口所在地。一个叫Clair 管行政方面的人面试我,中英中面试。高层人士还会去意大利学习, 说如果有下次的面试,是直接园长面。她知识给我提供一些待遇方面的信息,说工资大概会是我之前收入的1/3 到1/2. 太低了吧。。。让我等复试通知,最迟周五。

    16号和Bella聊天的时候接到TCA的电话,让我去张江高科面试。今早去,直接大老板面试,是个在加拿大法语区长大的人。问了一些更深入的问题,比如为什么选硕士专业,为什么喜欢孩子,最喜欢的TED演讲是哪个,还有有没有男朋友这种问题。感觉挺满意的吧,也问了工资待遇,还问了最近参加了哪个公司的面试,应聘的哪个职位。定好下周二去trial,没想到是整天,不过也不错,能了解更全面。学校挺大,孩子们不用带午餐,学校提供。

    今天走了两万五千步了吧。南京路没意思。很不喜欢拥挤的地方。好累睡觉。

    这两天最开心的就是会老友,聊近况。

    续:17号去了闵行那边的早教中心MG.感觉很忙。我提前半小时到,然后又等了半小时。面试的时候问了一些过去的经验。每个老师都要带欢动课外加音乐或者手工。欢动课对体能消耗很大,还要练单环之类的。每个人都会去北京接受系统的训练,一开始工资不高,先逐渐掌握课程,然后上课,每个月收入是基本工资加上所带课时提成。有一定成绩之后,基本课时和提成都会提升。还会有明星教师之类的。老师用英语上课。每个老师不是教固定的年龄段,低年龄的小朋友会有妈妈爸爸带着。周末是最忙的时候。被问了两次为什么选他家不去幼儿园。

    这三天来的面试,有一点感触,面试的时候都会谈上升空间,这是以前面试没有的,估计因为是外国人吧。Qing也说她们公司也是每年一定都会提升的。她们食堂的糖醋排骨好好吃~昨晚和她逛聊很开心。

     
  • zhuoransay 1:59 am on July 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Why you procrastinate? and ways to stop 

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fearless-you/201506/9-reasons-you-procrastinate-and-9-ways-stop?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost

    I have experienced it all the time. I think by the time when I started university, I started procrastinate. It got severe upon graduation and got even worse during my master study. At times, I often had a feeling “It won’t take that long, I do not want to do it now.” or “Everyone seems not worried, let me have some break first.”

    But I realized theses were all WRONG

    If you want to do something, do it now, otherwise you will not have enough time.

    This is one of the biggest lessons I learned these years.

     
  • zhuoransay 1:29 pm on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Be patient and have fun 

    刚刚在facebook看到朋友之前分享的一个视频,最后一个总结的还不错。尤其最最后一句话简直是深入我心 Be patient and have fun. Be patient是我现在真的需要的。心里一直想着推荐信的事情,Have fun 也是说的正是时候。

    我这两天总会有放假的愧疚感。是真的。感觉别人都在工作干活,自己却一直放假,看到别人在工作都好想上去帮忙一把。而且是我一个人,如果他也放假,两个人一直出去玩感觉还好。自己一个人放假,尤其是之前工作强度这么高,一下放松这么快,有点不适应,不对,是很不适应。

    今天又投了很多家上海的公司,感觉还是有机会的吧。新加坡这边真的是没什么机会。下午和hr打电话,还是说不确定,有答复了会告诉我。可是过了很久诶!她说已经上报总部了,但是一直没有反应。我就问明天可不可以直接给大老板打电话,要不要预约,她说you can try,那我明天就试试。心里感觉还是有点紧张,大家跟大老板说话都要小心翼翼的,而且我貌似这一年都没有怎么和她说过话。Jason回来后和我说,没什么好怕的,反正都辞职了,能把我怎么样。刚刚给之前园长又发了一遍,她明明看到了,还是不回复我,哎。

    再等等吧

     
  • zhuoransay 12:51 pm on June 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    最近心情很是烦躁 

    WL那边一直不肯给推荐信,除了催我不知道还有什么办法。今天下午四点多打过去说在开会,五点多打过去说不在让我留信息,六点多我再打过去终于接,还是说Need to check我不知道要怎么反驳。

    我想知道为什么不肯给我写推荐信,因为我离职去另一个学校不爽么?过去一年工作卖力,压力很大,很少有自己的空间时间。是自己太WORKHOLIC还是不懂得说NO。

    7月18号是可以呆在新的最后一天,能不能在这之前拿到推荐信,who knows?

    何子快要生宝宝了,好希望可以在她身边,4EVER在一起。33说这周日去看她,周一就回因为还要工作。我也好想去看何子和她的宝宝。

    今天看知乎一个帖子,说以后想成为丁克家庭是不是不负责任的表现。我觉得自己有过这种想法啊,虽然很喜欢小孩子,但是觉得自己没有能力担当起母亲的角色,我对早教还没有很深的了解,哎呀都没结婚呢!

    下午第一次接触郑多燕瘦身操,在小房间里跳了将近四十分钟,汗都流到眼睛里了,辣辣的。不过要坚持啊。彭同学说跳绳可以,健身操坚决不做- –

    希望明天早起一起跳绳呀!
    今天在豆瓣看到这个http://www.douban.com/note/506001974/
    其实类似的都看过啦,但是工作以后,尤其是辞职闲下来以后,觉得自己要像孩子一样学习新东西,要努力完成自己的目标。准备做一个daily schedule.要像小朋友一样养成好习惯呢。
    看明天早上能不能早起一起跳绳。

     
  • zhuoransay 4:14 pm on September 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    It’s nice to be remembered 

    This afternoon I got a missed call from a school that I went for interview almost six months ago. I also got a message from the principle asking me if I can do a part-time job there in October. I was quite surprised to get message from her, and even more surprised to know that the principle still remembers me. I called back she was not there, and when I was making dinner, I got  a call from her again. She congratulated me for finding a job in another school, I thanked her remembering me. She said I was one of the most outstanding candidates they have, and I felt quite excited to here that🙂

    She knew that I cannot work part-time there,  and said good luck to me. I said I will keep in touch with her, in case anything happens in the future🙂

    I am not sure if I can work there, because they have strict regulations in employing the registered teachers, I can not got accreditation from MOE with my course contents, so I do not have too much expectation on that.

    But it is so nice to hear that you are remembered by someone interviewed you almost half a year ago, I also learned from her this time.

    Haven’t wrote blog for quite a while, I feel good to come back, though  at 12.13 am😦

     
  • zhuoransay 6:35 am on June 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    如果我不做这份工作我还可以做什么? 

    标题是“我还可以做什么”?

    自从上次不开心的经历之后

    我隔三差五就会想,如果我不做这份工作,在这里我还能找什么样的工作?

    这不是我一心想要的么?和孩子相关,和手工相关

    我又在希望什么呢?

    感觉自己没有技术

    是实实在在的技术

    你说人家会编程,这是技术,

    画画好看,是技术

    懂摄影师技术

    可是我自己?没有这种实打实的技术

    如果不是有个海外留学的经历,肯定也不会要我

    在这里,有些英语单词还不懂

    遇到需要写文章的时候就有点胆战心惊

    和家长的交流也不深

    感觉有好多要批评自己的地方

    不喜欢这样的自己。

    我要不断学习,不断学习。

     
  • zhuoransay 7:05 am on December 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    昨晚和普拉被须和艾利克斯吃饭 

    然后刚才做梦梦到去北理工认识了四个男生,成为好朋友,还看到一个女生好好看 衣服搭配也好好看,还看到阿青抽烟……

     
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