We can do it together-Foreign teachers gathered for the debriefing
As it is close to the middle of the semester, the teaching and researching activities of Zhejiang University Helen Chinatefl Company are in full swing every week. The foreign teachers of Bao’an have been accustomed to get together every Wednesday and share their experience. This Wednesday afternoon, Shenzhen Branch organized the teaching and researching activity again for our foreign teachers in Xinhu School.
The topic of today was the difficulties and confusions that the foreign teachers confronted from the beginning of this new semester. We hope through this meeting our teachers could communicate with each other, try to find solutions together, come up with advices and suggestions, make progress and strive for excellence.
In the meeting, everyone talked actively and expressed his own views. Mrs. Catherine now is teaching in a primary school and sometimes she has some troubles with teaching atmosphere and management. Mr. Sasa, according to his experience, suggested that Catherine should add some interesting games and topics into the class because the attraction of students’ attention was the key to successful class. Then other teachers came up with their advices and suggestions and also shared a lot of teaching resources or materials.
In addition, Mr. Sergiy put forward a common problem: sometimes the school will inform the teachers of a temporary change of activity plan or class schedule which has caught them unprepared. In terms of this situation, the supervisor of our company Karl said this problem often happened to him as well several years ago, and it is due to the concept difference between China and the West. Chinese teachers have been already adapted to this situation. Therefore, Mr. Karl suggested the foreign teachers should often communicate with their Chinese contact teachers and try to avoid the same situation.
The meeting came to an end and the atmosphere became more harmonious. The teachers changed the topic of conversation and began to talk about the entertainment and the leisure, for example delicious food and beautiful scenery in Shenzhen. What’s more, they agreed to organize more outdoor or cultural activities in the future in order to increase communication chances and enhance their friendship.
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