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【家长信】黑利伯瑞致小学部家长的一封信

【家长信】黑利伯瑞致小学部家长的一封信

HIST PRIMARY CAMPUS NEWS and INFORMATION

Bulletin 9, Week 20, Semester 1, 2017-18

HIST主要校园新闻和信息

公告9,第20周,第1学期,2017 -18


Dear primary school parents and families,

亲爱的小学家长们,

 

Our primary school students have come back from their Christmas break bright and eager and as we enter a new calendar year, we are drawing towards the close of our first academic semester. Moreover, it is important for our students to finish this academic year strongly so that they can achieve results which they can be proud of. If you do not already know, our end of semester examinations have been set to start and finish next week. Therefore, this week, teachers and students from all subject areas have been busy revising key concepts learnt this term. Looking back, it is amazing to see all of the content which has already been covered this term. Whether this be improvement in the speed and accuracy of mathematical problem solving, enhancement in Chinese expository writing, increased confidence in English grammar, an extended vocabulary range or taking seconds off a 50-metre freestyle lap; Haileybury’s goal is to develop well rounded international students who can function effectively in our rapidly changing global milieu. 

 

我们的学生们度过了愉快的圣诞假期后,他们带着热情返回了学校,随着我们进入新的一年,我们第一学期也即将结束。更重要的是,我们的学生必须在期末考试前好好复习,这样他们才能取得引以为豪的好成绩。我们的期末考试将在下周举行。因此,在本周,所有学科领域的老师和学生们都在忙于复习这学期所学的关键知识。回顾过去,我们会发现学生掌握的知识量是令我们惊叹的。无论是提高数学解题速度和准确性,语文写作能力还是增强对英语语法的信心,扩大词汇量范围,还是在体育运动中,黑利伯瑞的目标都是培养能在我们迅速变化的全球环境中有效运作的全面的国际学生。

 

This week, I would like to share with you five self-introductions that our five international primary school English teachers have written about themselves.  Although you may already know many things about your child’s English teachers, I am sure there also many aspects which you are not aware of. As the coordinator of the English program in the primary school, I am confident to say that your English teachers have worked tirelessly and caringly to provide our students with multitudinous English learning opportunities this semester. On top of their normal English teaching duties, they have also prepared weekly English tests, weekend homework, supported English festivals and performances, developed lasting relationships with our students and provided remedial classes to struggling students. Although most of our English teachers are not conversant in Chinese, they have nonetheless worked patiently and diligently since day one. What has touched me the most is that none of them have taken a single sick day off work this semester! Remarkable! So please enjoy reading the biographies of our terrific teachers! Finally, if this semester is any indication of the next, I am sure next semester will likewise be outstanding.

 

这周,我想和大家分享我们的小学部五位英语老师的自我介绍。虽然您可能已经知道很多关于您孩子的英语老师的事情,但是我相信也有很多您不知道的方面。作为小学英语课程的协调人,我自信地说,孩子们的英语老师在这个学期为我们的学生提供了大量的英语学习机会并且不知疲倦地努力工作。除了正常的英语教学任务外,他们还准备了每周一次的英语考试、周末作业以及节日表演,与学生建立了良好的关系,并且老师们放弃中午休息时间为一些基础薄弱的学生提供了补课的机会。虽然我们的大多数英语老师都不精通中文,但从学期第一天起他们就一直在耐心和勤奋地工作。最让我感动的是,这学期没有一位老师请假。我相信下学期我们的英语在老师们的带领下会更加出色!

 

Year

班级

Kid’s Box   Teacher

剑桥国际少儿英语

Interchange/Phonics   Teacher

剑桥国际英语教程/快乐语音

1A

Mr. William   Fang

Mr. Joshua   Webb

1B

Mr. Nathan   Williamson

Mr. Joshua   Webb

2A

Ms. Nicole   Erickson

Mr. Nathan   Williamson

2E

Ms. Nicole   Erickson

Mr. Nathan   Williamson

3

Ms. Sara   Sickels

Mr. Joshua   Webb

4

Ms. Sara   Sickels

Mr. William   Fang

5A

Ms. Nicole   Erickson

Mr. Nathan   Williamson

5B

Ms. Nicole   Erickson

Mr. Nathan   Williamson

6A

Ms. Sara   Sickels

Mr. Joshua   Webb

6B

Ms. Sara   Sickels

Mr. William   Fang

 

Name: Nicole Erickson

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Education background: I went to school at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, in the United States. I finished school with a degree in General Elementary education. I am certified to teach years 1 to 8. I also have a degree in Special Education and am certified to teach years 1 to 12.


教育背景: 我在美国的威斯康辛大学欧克莱尔分校 (University of Wisconsin Eau Claire)获得中小学全科教育的学位。我拥有教授1到8年级的教育资格证,还获得了特殊教育的学位,并拥有教1到12年级的证书。


Previous teaching history: After eight practicum placements in University, I moved to Saudi Arabia and taught primary school for two years. My first year, I taught pre-school students and then taught year 1 for my second year. Both positions were homeroom teacher positions and I taught English, Maths, and Science.


教学经验:在大学的8个实习项目之后,我搬到了沙特阿拉伯,并在那里教了两年的小学。第一年,我教学前班的学生,第二年教一年级。两个职位都是班主任,我教英语、数学和科学。


Teaching philosophy: My teaching philosophy begins with the idea that all students can learn, and it is the responsibility of the teacher and school system to make sure that student needs are met through differentiated learning strategies. This ideology guides my classroom management and teaching strategies. I am constantly looking for ways to increase student engagement. Looking for differentiated means of instruction is one way to accomplish this. Through different media types - like videos, worksheets, audio, physical participation, etc. students can be exposed to a concept in multiple ways which allows the material to reach more students. Allowing students the opportunity to learn through differentiation gives students a better chance to succeed.


教学理念:我的教学理念是以所有学生都有学习能力的理念开始的,教师和学校系统的责任就是通过差异化的学习策略来满足学生的需要。这种思想指导着我的课堂管理和教学策略。我一直在寻找提高学生参与度的方法,寻找差异化的教学方法是实现这一目标的一种方法。通过不同的媒体类型,如视频、工作表、音频、做动作等,学生可以通过多种方式接触到一个概念,从而使教学材料能够接触到更多的学生。让学生有机会通过差异化学习,让学生有更好的机会获得成功。


Strengths as a teacher: As a teacher, I believe that my strengths in the classroom lie in my dedication to the students. I am constantly thinking of ways to adjust the curriculum to best suit student needs, and therefore even if I am teaching two classes of the same grade level, they will not necessarily be the same because the students in the class are different. I also believe that a student-teacher relationship should be a personal one, and that connecting to students on an individual level will strengthen the classroom relationship and enhance student learning.


作为教师的优势:作为一名教师,我相信我在课堂上的优势在于我对学生的奉献。我一直在想办法调整课程,以满足学生的需要,所以即使我教的是同一年级的两个班级,他们也不一定是一样的,因为班里的学生是不同的。我还认为,师生关系应该是一种个人的关系,在个人层面上联系学生将加强课堂关系,加强学生学习。


Goals you have for your classes: While I obviously have many goals for my students for this school year, I think the overall goal is simply to improve all students’ English skills. I would especially like for them to improve their English in all areas - spoken, written, reading and listening. However, if their English could improve in any of those areas, I would be pleased. Another goal I have for my students is for them to be able to use all the English vocabulary that we have learned. I would like for them to not memorize the vocabulary but be able to retain the words and meanings and be able to use them in their regular written or spoken English.


课程目标:虽然我在这个学年有很多目标,但我认为总的目标是提高所有学生的英语技能。我特别希望他们能在各个方面提高英语水平;听,说,读,写。如果他们的英语能在这些方面有所提高,我将会很高兴。我给学生的另一个目标是让他们能够使用我们学过的所有英语词汇。我想让他们不背单词,但是能够记住单词和意思,并且能够在他们的日常的书面或口语中使用。


Closing remarks: I am excited to be working with my students this year and to experience my first year in China.


结束语:我很高兴今年能和我的学生们一起工作,并体验我在中国的第一年。


Name: Sara Sickels

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Education background: I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Education from Minnesota State University – Mankato in December of 2010. I am a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota, qualified to teach Year K-6 as well as middle school English/Language Arts for Year 5-8. As I grew up with a love of dance, I also hold a minor in dance.


教育背景:2010年12月,我毕业于明尼苏达州立大学曼卡托分校,获得教育学学士学位。我是明尼苏达州的一名有执照的教师,有资格在教从幼儿园到6年级的学生并且可以教5到8年级英语/语言艺术。随着我对舞蹈的热爱长大,我也拥有一个舞蹈方面的学位。


Previous teaching history: I began my education career in Autumn 2011, as a Special Education para-professional at a small community school in Northfield, MN. I then took a huge leap and moved halfway around the world to teach English in South Korea in the Summer of 2012. I spent four years teaching at various schools, ranging from Pre-K to middle school, public schools to private schools. I loved my teaching there but it was time to move on. South Korea led me to China! I have been teaching English at Haileybury International School since August 2016. This is my second year at HIST!


教学经验:我在2011年秋季开始了我的教育生涯,在北菲尔德的一所小型社区学校担任特殊教育专业的准专业老师。2012年的夏天,我飞跃了大半个地球到韩国教书。我花了四年的时间在不同的学校教书,从学前教育到初中,从公立学校到私立学校。我喜欢那里的教学,但现在是时候继续前进了。韩国把我带到中国!我从2016年8月开始在黑利伯瑞国际学校教英语。这是我在HIST的第二年!


Teaching philosophy: I believe in progressive education, where students learn hands-on and through real life experiences.  I strive to create a teaching environment that requires teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and the ability to work independently. The students come first in the classroom and I will always teach to their needs at that given time. I teach in a way that instills a love of learning in students, that makes school a part of their life. We are all life-long learners, and school is only part of the puzzle.


教学理念:我信奉进步性教育,让学生亲身实践,亲身体验生活。我努力创造一个需要团队合作、批判性思维、创造力和独立工作能力的教学环境。学生们先到教室里来,我总是在规定的时间里根据他们的水平教学。我在教学过程中使学生产生对学习的热爱,这使学校成为他们生活的一部分。我们都是终身学习者,学校只是其中的一部分。


Strengths as a teacher: Through working abroad with English language learners for many years, I have learned a lot about the difficulties students face in learning a second language. I can easily modify lessons based on student level, as well as implement different teaching methods to teach various lessons. As a teacher, I don’t like to be boring. I always bring a lot of energy to the classroom, regardless of how little coffee I’ve had that day! I am upbeat, positive, and always very patient. I’m creative, open-minded, and love to challenge my students to do their very best.


作为教师的优势:通过在国外和英语学习者一起工作多年,我了解到很多学生在学习第二语言时所面临的困难。我可以很容易地根据学生的水平来调整课程,也可以实施不同的教学方法来教授不同的课程。作为一名教师,我不喜欢枯燥乏味。我总是给教室带来很多能量,不管我那天喝了多少咖啡! 我很乐观,积极,而且总是很有耐心。我很有创意,思想开放,喜欢挑战我的学生,让他们尽自己最大的努力。


Goals you have for your classes: My main goal with all my students, no matter their age, is to have fun and to be able to apply the English ‘lessons’ to their own lives. I try to twist every lesson, no matter how rigid and boring the textbook may be, so the students are able to contribute their own ideas and put the lesson into context. I hope that with my teaching style, all students also grow in their confidence of their own English. Through confidence in English, the students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills will improve.


课程目标:我的课程目标是不管学生的年龄,我要让所有的课程都充满乐趣,并能使学生们将英语课程应用到他们自己的生活中。不管课本有多死板和枯燥,我都试图想办法将课程内容变得有趣,因此学生们对于课文都能贡献自己的想法,并把熟练掌握每节课的内容。我希望在我的教学风格下,所有的学生都能自信地提高自己的英语水平。通过对英语的信心,学生的口语、听力、阅读和写作能力将得到提高。


Closing remarks: This is my second-year teaching at Haileybury and every day in the classroom is so much fun… because of the kids I have! Being so far away from home is often difficult, but then I get into the classroom with my students and it’s all worth it. I’ve had an amazing time being Ms. Sickels to your amazing kids.


结束语:这是我在黑利伯瑞教学的第二年,在教室里的每一天都是那么有趣…因为我的孩子们!虽然离家很远会令我思念家乡,但能够和我的学生一起在教室里学习,这一切都是值得的。做孩子们的Ms. Sickels让我感觉非常享受!


Name: Joshua Webb

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Education background: University of Auckland, Faculty of Education.


教育背景:奥克兰大学教育学院


Previous teaching history: Childcare centres in New Zealand (Auckland, Waikato and Wellington) from 2004-16 (full-time, part-time and supply work); Education Queensland, Australia from 2013-17 (supply work in 100 primary schools).

Classes taught: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education and more.


教学经验:2004-16年新西兰的幼儿中心(奥克兰、怀卡托和威灵顿)(全职、兼职和代课老师);澳大利亚昆士兰州,2013-17年(近100所小学做代课老师)。

课程包括:英语、数学、科学、历史、地理、音乐、艺术、体育等。


Teaching philosophy: I believe that providing a relaxed learning environment is the most effective way of teaching. When the teacher respects students and their opinions, it is very likely that students will in return show respect for the teacher. Taking students, their needs and opinions seriously helps to build a healthy relationship, which as a result increases learning and knowledge. I believe effective teaching involves drawing from the students’ prior knowledge and personal experiences. I aim to encourage my students to work from their level of understanding, learn to explore their own ideas, and be open to development or changes to their perspective.


教学理念:我认为,提供一个轻松的学习环境是最有效的教学方式。当老师尊重学生和他们的意见时,学生很可能会对老师表示尊敬。以学生为例,他们的需求和观点会对建立一种健康的关系有很大的帮助,而这也更有利于学习知识。我认为有效的教学需要从学生的先前知识和个人经验中吸取经验。我的目标是鼓励我的学生从他们的理解水平出发,学习探索他们自己的想法,并对发展或改变持开放态度。


Strengths as a teacher: I am passionate about education. I am a good communicator. I have a good relationship with most of the students. I am always looking for ways to improve my performance and the performance of the students. I am creative.


作为教师的优势:我对教育充满热情。我是一个很好的沟通者。我和大多数学生关系很好。我一直在寻找提高我的教学水平和学生表现的方法。我富有创造力。


Student goals you have for your classes: To know all the phonic sounds of the alphabet and diagraphs. To be confident to speak in English. To learn to speak English that flows well and is not broken. To spell words at their level correctly. To use correct grammar and write good sentences. To understand English and the culture behind the language. To show respect to each other and follow the rules.


课程目标:使学生了解所有的单个字母发音和字母组合发音。自信地说英语。要学会说流利的英语。正确地拼写单词。使用正确的语法,写出好句子。理解英语和语言背后的文化。互相尊重,遵守规则。


Closing remarks: I hope to be a teacher that makes a positive difference to the school and its students in their journey.


结束语:我希望成为一名能给学校和学生带来积极影响的老师。


Name: Mr. Nathan Williamson


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Education background:

Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood and Primary Education (Australia)


教育背景:

幼儿及小学教育(澳洲)教育学士


Previous teaching history:

International schools in China (primary school)

Good Start Early Learning – Australia

Melton West Primary – Australia (Student Teacher)


教学经验:

在中国的各类学校已经工作8年

Good Start Early Learning - 澳大利亚

Melton West 小学 – 澳大利亚 (学生老师)


Teaching philosophy:

I believe that all students learn through doing, when a child is using their hands to hold or build they have a greater understanding of what they are learning.

I believe that students are the focus in teaching. You need to focus on the child and their learning capabilities.

I believe that students should be allowed to make mistakes so they can learn from them, making a mistake can help you learn from it.


教学理念:

我相信所有的学生都是在做中学的,当一个孩子用他们的双手去掌握或建立他们对他们所学的东西有了更大的理解。我认为学生是教学的重点。你需要关注孩子和他们的学习能力。我认为学生应该被允许犯错误,这样他们就可以从错误中学习,犯错误可以帮助你从中学习。


I believe my strengths as a teacher are:

·         Creativity 
I’m constantly thinking of new and interesting ways to plan new ideas or projects.

·         Curiosity 
Always interested in exploring and discovering new things.

·         Open-Mindedness
Enjoy hearing about and thinking about new ideas.

·         Courage 
I like to embrace challenges.

·         Kindness 
I enjoy doing work to help others.

·         Fairness 
I try to put great importance on treating everyone the same.

·         Humor
I love to laugh and make other people laugh.


我相信作为老师我的优点是:

•创造力

我不断地思考新的有趣的方法来做课堂计划。

•好奇心

我总是对探索和发现新事物感兴趣。

•开放

我享受聆听和思考新的想法。

•勇气

我喜欢迎接挑战。

•善良

我喜欢帮助他人。

•公平

我试着对每个人都一视同仁。

•幽默

我喜欢笑,也喜欢让别人笑。


My goals for my classes are:

·         Do the students understand the work?

·         Are all students able to complete the work?

·         Is the work challenging for the students (reflection)?

·         Have the students learnt something after each class?

·         If the class isn’t working right what can I do to fix it (reflection)?


我的课程目标是,让每个孩子能够回答这些问题:

•学生理解他们的学习任务吗?

•所有学生都能完成学习任务吗?

•对学生来说,学习任务具有挑战性吗(反思)?

•每节课后,学生们都学到了什么吗?

如果这个方法不起作用,我该怎么做改正呢(反思)?


Closing remarks:

As a teacher, I believe it’s my responsibility to treat each child with respect so I may receive the same respect from them.


结束语:

作为一名教师,我认为我有责任尊重每一个孩子,这样我才能得到他们的尊重。


Name: William Shih–Chuan Fang

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Education background: M.Ed (Curtin), B.A/B.Ed (University of Western Australia), B. Ministry (Hons) (Reformed Theological College Geelong), Graduate Diploma of Education (Deakin).


教育背景 (教育硕士 (科廷大学),文学士/教育学士 (西澳大学),教育研究生(小学)(迪肯大学)


Previous teaching history: I have been teaching English at Haileybury Tianjin since August 2014 (years 10,9,8,7,6,4,3,1). I have also taught at Wongan Hills District High school as an English, drama, Society and environment teacher as well as at The Australian College of English as an adult English Teacher.


之前的教学历史:自2014年8月起,我就在黑利伯瑞国际学校教英语(10年级、9年级、8年级、7年级、6年级、4年级、3年级、1年级)。我还在Wongan Hills高中担任英语、戏剧、社会和环境教师,以及澳大利亚英语学院的一名成年英语教师。


Teaching philosophy: My teaching pedagogy is that of aiming for deep understanding, to scaffold students towards the outcomes, to motivate students and to maintain tight control of the classroom environment. I believe it is necessary to be firm but fair as a teacher in order to maintain control of the classroom. Revision, testing and homework are also critically important in learning a second language because the language being learnt is not the lingua franca or the common language spoken. Therefore, it is imperative that students are motivated, inquisitive and diligent. Learning is not magic and it does not just happen! It requires diligence and an unwavering tenacity for success. A student must have this thirst for success if one is to make the required improvements in order to advance onto the next stage of learning otherwise one will forever be stuck at the old level.


教学理念:我的教学追求学生的深入理解,为学生搭建起成功的台阶,激励学生,并保持对课堂环境的全面把控。我认为,要想保持对课堂的控制,就必须严格、公平。复习、测试和家庭作业对于学习第二语言也很重要,因为学习的语言不完全是我们平时所用的语言。因此,学生必须积极主动、求知欲强、勤奋好学。学习不是魔术,它不只是发生!学习需要勤奋和对成功毫不动摇的坚韧。一个学生必须有这种渴望成功的渴望,如果一个学生为了进入下一个学习阶段而做出必要的改进,否则一个人将永远停留在原有的水平上。


Little things such as handwriting neatness, being organised, listening in class and being focused everyday form the foundation of success. Students need to also respect teachers for their own unique gifts and talents they bring to the classroom even if a teacher’s method of teaching is not one’s preferred learning style because every teacher has something unique which only they can impart. 


诸如书写整洁,有秩序,在课堂上听,每天集中注意力等小的方面是成功的基础。学生也需要尊重老师自己独特的天赋和才能,即使教师的教学方法不是一个人喜欢的学习方式,因为每位老师都有独特的方面,每位老师的教学风格不同。


Strengths as a teacher: I am a qualified primary and secondary teacher from Australia with a current Australian teaching license. Apart from being a native speaker of English, my Chinese is also highly proficient. I also bring to my classrooms a love for learning and I also try to instill this into my students. Learning a language is not easy so I am also very patient but also persistent. Building relationships is important in education. Moreover children find me approachable and relatable. After my tenure at Haileybury, I would like to be remembered as a teacher who did all he could to give his students the best possible learning opportunities and someone who had an unwavering dedication to his students’ English progress.


作为一名教师的优势:我是澳大利亚一名合格的中小学教师,拥有澳大利亚教学执照。除了母语是英语,我的汉语也非常精通。我也给课堂带来了一种对学习的热爱,我也尝试着使学生们将这种热情发扬。学习一门语言并不容易,所以我也很有耐心,但也很执着。在教育中建立关系是很重要的。此外,孩子们觉得我平易近人,容易相处。在我在黑利伯瑞的任期结束后,我希望孩子们想起我就会想起:作为一名教师,我尽所能给我的学生提供最好的学习机会,以及为了学生的英语进步我是一个有着毫不动摇的奉献精神的人。


Goals you have for your classes: My goal for the students is for them to improve their English. I want them to learn English in a happy, safe, structured and orderly environment where they are all encouraged to work hard. Student motivation is important so I try to make my lessons interesting by incorporating many different types of activities. Apart from delivering fantastic lessons, I feel the mundane routines of homework, classroom order, organization and neat handwriting are also critically important. My goal is also to be a guide as well as an evaluator with regard to students and their work.


课堂目标:我的目标是让学生提高他们的英语水平。我希望他们在一个快乐、安全、有条理、有秩序的环境中学习英语,并鼓励他们努力工作。学生的动机是重要的,所以我尝试通过结合许多不同类型的活动来让我的课程变得有趣。除了提供精彩的课程外,我觉得日常的家庭作业、课堂秩序、组织和整洁的书法也是至关重要的。我的目标是对学生及他们的学业内容作为一名引导者和评估者。


Closing remarks: Learning is not an easy but if classes are exciting and if staff and students are dedicated, then learning will naturally occur. Let us all work together to improve the English ability of the students at Haileybury.


结束语:学习不是一件容易的事,但如果课程是令人兴奋的,如果教师和学生都是奉献的,那么学习自然就会发生。让我们共同努力,提高黑利伯瑞学生的英语能力。


At Haileybury, every child matters, every day.

在黑利伯瑞,每个孩子的每一天都很重要。


William Fang (M.Ed, B.A/B.Ed, B.Min (Hons), Grad Dip Ed. (Primary))

方士铨 (教育硕士,文学士/教育学士,教育研究生(小学))


English Program Coordinator - Primary School

Haileybury Tianjin International School

小学部英语项目协调员


天津黑利伯瑞国际学校

2018/1/12