My first experience of teaching at Peddie: Jingjing Xue

Being a temporary Peddie Teacher

        The same as Peddie students, the students of EFZ always work very hard.  At school, they need to spend a lot of time studying and attending a lot of activities. On weekends, most of them still chose to study to make them keep competitive.

        This week I had a chance to substitute for Teacher Gao to tutor three of his students who needed help in Chinese. All of them felt difficulty in studying Chinese. When I was teaching them, I found that they are actually very smart kids. Especially a girl name Phoebe, she asked me to help her review the lessons. When we are doing the reviewing,   I can just feel her making improvement. What a bright girl! Every time we repeat one word, she could improve her pronunciation immediately.  Good job, Phoebe!

         In EFZ, when a student comes to me for help, I will always reflect on my teaching. Is there anything I haven’t done enough for the student? What can I do to improve my job? I enjoyed talking to my students whenever I am busy or not. Sometimes we need to slow down to think. The most important thing for a teacher is still teaching, I think.

         Well, we have much bigger classes than Peddie .  Every class includes more than 40 students. So I think the kids in Peddie are lucky. The class is small,  your teacher can pay more attention to every one of you.


在培德客串做老师

华师大二附中的学生在学习上永远都很努力。在学校时,他们会花很多时间在自己的学习和各种社会实践活动上面。而周末呢,大多数孩子还是会选择继续学习来保持自己的竞争力。

这个星期,我代替高老师辅导他的几个学生。这些孩子都在中文学习方面需要帮助。当我教他们的时候,我发现其实他们都是很聪明的孩子,特别有一个叫Phoebe的女孩。她要求我帮她复习最近学过的几篇课文。在我们复习的过程中,我非常明显地感受到了她的进步。多么聪明的一个姑娘呀!每次我们重复一个单词,她都能够很棒地改善自己的发音。

在二附中的时候,每当学生来向我寻求学业上的帮助时,我都会反思自己的教学——是否我还有做得不够的地方?是否我可以做些什么来改善我的教学?不管自己有多忙,我都喜欢和我的学生们交流。因为我始终坚信对于一个教师而言,最最重要的事情就是他的教学。

当然,二附中的班级比培德大得多,我们每个班级都有超过四十个学生。所以我觉得培德的孩子非常幸运。因为在小班教学中,老师就可以更好地关注班级里面的每一个孩子了。

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