Mid-Year update

My experiences of eLearning

 

I followed the normal Chinese schedule to ‘Meet’ students from Monday, Feb 3. It’s a little bit hard but it was productive.

My sharing as below:

* A letter to students, also CC parents by Email before the first lesson, I mentioned eLearning, Chinese schedule; and attached e-copy materials.

*Set task on DX, leave my phone number on DX, and then students set a class WeChat group. We followed some rules for it.

*Use the WeChat group for teaching. There is an updated attendance to show them. Students in other time zones or asked leaves could catch the lesson with the recording and submit their assignments to reflect what they have learned.

I have tried the Zoom lesson since Feb 6 with expert students’ help. The group discussion and real interaction between teachers and students made learning more effective. Quarter 3 assessment carried out smoothly during Elearning.

The Covid-19 is spreading all over the world.  I realized that it is important to keep a strong relationship with students and make them communicate with each other beyond their learning. I will try my best to work on it.

 

Care

When I heard three students in Grade 6 felt their eyesight is not so good as before during two months of eLearning, I discussed with them how to protect eyesight, and gave them five suggestions (DX on April 1, https://dx.isb.bj.edu.cn/dash/ ා / classroom / 85289 / newsfeed).  Students started to reduce the time of using mobile phones and laptops timely.

For CLL students, they could read Chinese as following on DX:

 

*李老师关于如何保护视力的建议有几点,还记得吗?

How to protect your eyesight?

1)定时看手机,不要时时看;

2)Zoom 时戴耳机,和屏幕保持距离:不讨论、不看老师share的页面时只听不看屏幕;

3)多看纸质书,少看电子书,因为用电脑和手机的时间已经太长啦;

4)按时作息,生活要规律,不要熬夜。

5)试试中国学生的眼保健操:咱们比比看谁学得快?每周先练一次?

https://haokan.baidu.com/v?vid=8370834695325983576&pd=bjh&fr=bjhauthor&type=video

如果你问了朋友、家人,还有什么好主意?下次课分享。

 

Reflecting on 1st Survey Results 2019-2020

*Goal setting

To compare the statement on ‘Reflection Prompt’,I tracked every aspect of my teaching. I consider setting the ‘classroom management’ as my goal, especially when I read the last two

aspects.

 “Our class will remain orderly, on task, and respectful, with learning as our first priority.”

*I respond appropriately and consistently when students treat me or each other disrespectfully.

*I respond appropriately and consistently when students ignore or disobey what I have asked them to do.

Why I choose these two parts?

Sometimes, when students treat others, including me disrespectfully, it’s hard for me to keep calm. Could I find an appropriate way to face and deal with a certain situation? Do I need to point out and stop the students’ bad behavior immediately?If the students’ words are very rude from the perspective of Chinese culture, I will stop and to educate them. As a Chinese teacher, is this necessary in an international school? Am I a little strict? What would western teachers think and will they do in this situation? It is a little challenging for me.

*Reflecting on Survey Results

I teach five Chinese classes this academic year, and I decided to choose the class with the largest number of students for the survey so that I might get a diversity of data for reference. 22 students finished the1st Student Survey on Oct 17, 2019.

I’m not sure whether the students’ results are about my Chinese class, because only foreign languages and others are available for them to choose in the subject options.  As to individual learning prediction, students didn’t know how to choose the grade from C-A, because there are four-strand in MS, such as’ Beginning, Approaching, Meeting and Mastering’. They felt a little confused and just follow the  ‘Administration Script’ that I read at first from the Teacher Administration Guide.

The survey’s results come to me on October 30 with this link(https://app.tripoded.com/reports/175901/ClClass). I shared general information with my students and also the parts I need to clarify, such as:=

I think this process is more interesting. Students try to explain to me why there is no contradiction between one and two.

*Personal Goal

The survey’s results reflected my goal setting on Classroom management as well!

  1. Student behavior in this class makes the teacher angry. (Level: High)

this is a strength area for you.

I don’t think I am an easily angry person, but I always point out and stop students’ inappropriate behaviors seriously and directly. Maybe that’s why the result of “angry” comes from in this part.

“Angry” could make others feel emotional, instead of focusing on what the teacher emphasizes. Therefore, how to calm myself and deal with students’ Inappropriate behavior smoothly will be an aspect I would like to face. As a teacher, an adult, I hope I am a joyful, warm and kind person consistently and to be a model for students.

*Decision & Opportunities

I plan to observe some western teachers’ lessons, especially focusing on the relationship between teachers and students, although I’m not sure if I have an opportunity to see how a teacher deals with students’ inappropriate behavior in class.

I also plan to attend some PDs to help me improve interaction with students in certain situations.

Welcome!

Welcome to your Professional Learning Blog! This is a place for you to post your goals, and reflect on them throughout the year.

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  • You may also like to share work that your students have created or your own professional achievements that may not be directly related to your goal setting. This is encouraged! Categorise these posts as Showcase.

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