Teaching Journal 10

This internship experience changed my worries about my capabilities into beliefs about what I can and will do when I begin teaching. Over the course of ten weeks, I went from an unknown outsider to a contributing member of a tight knit community. I also developed a keen understanding of how creating classroom community and social growth. Under Tsai’s mentor-ship, I was able to test out theories, make mistakes and learn so much about how to foster a successful classroom community. I also witnessed how important it was for students to have a good space to take intellectual risks and feel supported by both their teacher and classmates.

这次实习经历改变了我对自己能力的看法,一开始挺担心自己什么都做不好,从理论到实践教学,发现自己有很多需要提高和改变的地方,但是到现在自己有了提高,已经有10周的教学了,我从一个感觉什么都无从下手的菜鸟到现在能参与到课堂中,对管理一个课堂,带领学生学习有了一些自己的想法,在蔡老师的帮助下,我学到了很多教学方法,我知道了给学生提供一个好的教学环境对孩子们进行学习很重要,也就是老师要给孩子们正确的引导。

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Teaching Journal 9

During those week teaching, I find the game teaching is a good way for students pay attention to learning new things and reviewing what we had learned. I lead them to play Bingo and word flash card in Chinese. If they win the game, they can get price, a candy or a sharing time. I find they get more progress to remember Chinese words than before. But when play the game, the classroom discipline is not good, after playing games, they become more active and excited. I need to spend more time in class management. Everything has two sides, a good side and a bad side, What should I do?

经过这几个星期的教学,我发现游戏教学是一个让孩子们集中精力学习新知识和复习旧知识的好方法。我带领他们用中文玩兵戈游戏和字卡游戏,如果他们赢得了比赛,他们可以得到奖励,一颗糖或者一次分享的机会,他们比之前要努力的学中文,效果也很好,但是玩游戏的时候,课堂纪律不是很好, 特别在游戏之后,孩子们变得更有活力, 我需要花更多的时间管理班级纪律,什么事情都有两面性, 好的和坏的,我应该怎么办呢? 

Teaching Journal 8

This week is Thanksgiving Day. My class is teaching students how to make a turkey handwork. Firstly, I tell them a story about Thanksgiving Day, let them Sharing their story with other classmates. We talk about who they want to thanks for. They thanks for their parents, friends, teachers, pets and so on. I am delighted they can be kind, they can thanks to other people. Then, we do the paper-cut, we cut the turkey step by step. They are all happy. Thanks for I can have this chance to teach them, witness their progress. This weekend, I will go to Chicago with my roommates, I am looking forward this trip.

这周就是感恩节了, 我的班级是教学生制作手工火鸡。 首先, 我给他们讲一个关于感恩节的故事, 之后,让他们与同学们分享他们自己的故事。 沃尔玛一起讨论自己想要感谢的人, 他们感谢父母, 朋友, 老师, 宠物, 我很欣慰他们能很学会感谢别人, 学会感恩。 我很感谢有这个机会能让我教他们中文, 看着他们进步就是我最开心的事情。 之后, 我们一起剪火鸡,他们很开心。 这一周的假期我和我的室友小伙伴们要去芝加哥玩, 我很期待欧。

Teaching Journal 7

This week, we met the China’s Consulate-General in Chicago consul-general Mr.Honglei. We all excited and appreciated it. We prepared some Chinese songs, paintings, instrument shows to him. He is amiable, he talked with us about our teaching experience, he cared for us and encouraged us keep on fighting. Thanks for Ms.Kathryn and Ms.Zhou giving us this opportunity to teaching Chinese in America. We will try our best to let our students make more progress.

这一周,中国驻芝加哥总领事馆总领事洪磊先生来我们学校看望我们,我们很激动也很感激。我们准备了一些才艺表演给他过目,他很亲切的与我们交谈,关切我们在美国的生活和教学,他还鼓励我们继续加油,谢谢周老师和Kathryn给我们这次机会来美国实习,教孩子们中文, 我们会尽力去做得更好,让我们的学生有更多的进步。

Teaching Journal 6

One of my biggest area for growth was classroom and behavior management. I discovered it was difficult for me to address behavior problems because I was initially worried that the students would not like me, and therefore, not respect me. I have a student who has behavior problem, he always can not control himself, he can not focus on learning. If I ask him not to do that, he will become “crazy”. If he do not want to do something, I can stay with him to let him calm down, but i need to charge other students, I am not sure how to help him is better. My senior mentor talk with me about him,we worried about him, and is parents want us help him more,in order to letting him into class; whatever, we will try our best to help him. 

      我最需要提高的地方是如何管理课堂以及学生的的行为问题。 我发现对我来说为什么困难是因为我总是担心如果学生不喜欢我, 我没有使用好恰当的方式去管理课堂, 他们可能会不尊重我, 我有一个有行为问题的学生, 他总是不能控制他自己, 他不能集中精力在课堂上, 如果我让他不能这样, 他会变得更加不能控制自己, 所以, 如果他不想学习, 我会陪着他, 和他聊天, 让他冷静下来, 但是我还有别的学生需要我, 我觉得这不是一个有效的办法, 我和班主任经常谈论如何帮助他, 他的父母希望我们多帮助他去融入课堂, 不管怎么样, 我们会尽力去帮助他。

Teaching Journal 5

This week is Halloween. We are looking forward it. Last week , we prepared the clothes that we would like to wear, I planed to dress up as a witch. Last Halloween, when I was an exchange student at Jacksonville State University, I was dress up as a ice princess. I hope this time I can have a different feeling. I also prepared a lot candy. We will have Halloween Night with my student’s families, I will trick-or-treating with children, we also toast marshmallows at the fire pit together. At my class, I teach my students a Halloween song in Chinese. “万圣节来了, 你要做什么, 万圣节来了, 你要装扮什么”. They like this song very much.

这周就是万圣节了。我们大家都很期待, 上周, 我们就已经准备好了万圣节的装扮, 我想要装扮成一个女巫, 去年万圣节, 我在杰克逊维尔州立大学交换学习, 我装扮成了一个冰雪公主, 这一次是完全不同的风格。 我也准备了很多的糖果, 我们会和我的学生的家人们一起度过万圣节前夜, 我会和孩子们一起要糖果, 一起烤棉花糖。在课上, 我教我的学生用中文唱万圣节的歌曲“万圣节来了, 你要做什么, 万圣节来了, 你要装扮什么”,他们都很喜欢这首歌。

Teaching Journal 4

I realized how important it was to find the delicate balance between friendship and leadership. I also realized that by trying to be the the student’s friends, it actually undermined their respect for me because they did not always take me seriously when I wanted to work. Firstly, I want to be their friends, I always remind them to do this , to do that. As a long time, they do not consider me as a teacher. Even they know how to tie their shoes, they pretend they can not, ask me to help them, they do not want to do anything by them self. Now I try to change my teaching approach, I need let them know how to respect other people.

我意识到友情和领导能力是完全不一样的, 它们之间是会有奇妙的关系, 需要我去平衡这两者的关系, 我发现我很想先和孩子们做朋友, 但是这会使得他们在课堂上不尊重我, 忘记我是一个老师, 开始, 我想做他们的朋友, 我总是提醒他们做这个, 做那个, 时间一长, 他们甚至都不想自己系鞋带, 假装什么都不会, 让我帮他们做每一件事情, 现在我改变我的教学方式, 我需要让他们知道怎样去尊重别人。

Teaching Journal 3

One of the most valuable aspects of my field placement was being able to observe a phenomenal teacher in action. Not only did I learn from simple observing senior mentor, but i also had the opportunity to sit down with her and discuss any questions I had about teaching. This experience highlighted for me the importance of having a teacher-mentor at my first teaching job. Working with her also prepared me to communicate effectively and cooperatively with other teachers in the future. Especially co-teaching, the cooperation is important for it. Two teachers work together, mutual assistance is based. I am really appreciate with another teacher –Tsai.
对我很有帮助的一个主要方面就是能向一个有经验的老师学习, 观察她的教学方式, 不仅仅让我学习到如何管理课堂, 也让我学会和她一起讨论, 共同处理一些课堂出现的问题,也可以与她探讨教学的一些技巧, 这个经历对于第一次进行教学的我来说很重要, 和她一起工作也让我对日后的工作很有帮助, 有助于以后如何与其他老师交流,相处, 协助。 特别是对于协作教学, 两个老师一起工作, 一起协作。 我很感激能够和Tsai一起工作。

Teaching Journal 2

I was assigned to co-teach 1st grade students in Madison Elementary School with a senior mentor. On my first day, I managed to remember names of all the kids in my class and gained familiarity with work protocol, routine procedure and life schedules. I quickly built up rapport with my students, who are so active and smart. Unlike the Chinese kids I have taught before, American kids are more creative and know how to express their own opinions. To meet their specific needs and expectations, I tried to adapt my teaching approach in my group with around 10 students to make it more fun and interactive, Sometimes I led them to play games in order to review knowledge points such as reading and writing the Chinese vowels “a” “o” “e” “i” “u”. I enjoy every minute in teaching.
我在麦迪逊小学的一年级与一位有经验的老师一起进行教学, 在教学第一天, 我尽力记住我们孩子的名字,并且去熟悉我自己的教学工作任务以及一些可以利用的教学资源。 我很快和我的学生们熟悉起来, 他们很聪明也很有活力, 不像我之前所接触过得中国的孩子, 美国孩子更加有创造性, 更善于表达他们的想法。 了解了他们想要学习的东西, 我建立了自己的教学方式, 就是进行小组活动, 我负责一些比较落后的孩子, 大概10人一组, 我带领他们复习学过的拼音“a,o, o, i, u,”, 我很享受和他们在一起的时光。

Teaching Journal 1

     Hello, everyone! Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Yahui Shi, you guys can call me Celia. I am a senior student at Changchun Normal University in China. I am appreciate that I come to Minnesota and I am happy I can be a volunteer of Confucius Institute to complete my internship in America. In China, my major is education of primary school. Last July, I was an exchange student at Jacksonville State University for one year. During that time, I learned the difference between Chinese education and American education. Also, I chose some courses about psychology of children that was helpful for working now. And I joined the Chinese Culture Club, I taught my classmates simple dialogue in Chinese.
 

     This time, I am working at Madison Elementary School, time goes so fast, I already stay here one month. Firstly, we come to each grade by turns to realize the different teaching approach. Then, according to the compatibility of two teachers, we are assigned to each grade. I am co-teacher at first grade. I like my students, they are actively and clever. We have different kinds of team work and course everyday. I take the charge of one group work. It might be 5 students in my group. I lead them to play game in order to review knowledge points. For example, read and write “a”“o”“e”“i”“u”with Chinese Spelling. I also have a 150 Chinese Words Test with them. I am so amazing they all doing good job. I think they are hard-working in studying. One thing that also touching me is the parents meeting. The biggest encouragement for me is parents’ support. I am proud of my class, my school Madison. I will try my best to help my students make progress.

    大家好,首先,请允许我做一个简单的自我介绍,我的名字叫石娅辉, 英文名是Celia。目前是长春师范大学的大四学生,很荣幸大四的实习能来到美国明尼苏达州做一名孔子学院的志愿者。我在大学的专业是小学教育, 去年7月, 我做为交换生在美国阿拉巴马州杰克逊维尔州立大学学习一年。期间,学习了中国教育及美国教育的差异,并且选修了一些关于儿童心理的课程,对日后的工作很有帮助。在美国交换的一年中, 我参加了中国文化社团,让我的同学们学习了中国文化及简单的中文对话。
    

     这次我被分配在麦迪逊小学协助中国教师教中文,转眼已经在小学一个月了,首先, 我们轮流到不同的年级,了解了不同年级的教学方式。之后,根据我们和班级里的主要老师的配合程度,我们被分配到不同年级的不同班级里,我被分配到小学一年级,我很喜欢我的学生, 他们很有活力并且很聪明。我们每天都有不同的小组活动和教学课程。我会负责一个小组活动,一个小组大概有五个学生,我会带领他们通过玩游戏来复习之前学习的内容。例如,让他们读和写拼音“a”“o”“e”“i”“u”,我还给他们做150个中文字测试,让我很开心的是他们的表现很好,他们都很努力的学习中文。让我很感动的事情还有家长会,给我最大鼓励的就是学生家长的支持。我为我的班级感到骄傲, 我为麦迪逊小学感到骄傲, 我会尽我最大的努力去帮助我的学生进步。