My Life in Wuhan Maple Leaf 我在武汉枫叶的生活---Kevin Fan

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    Kevin Fan

    WMLES ESL Head Teacher

    September 27, 2016


    My Life in Wuhan Maple Leaf

    我在武汉枫叶的生活

    I love my life at Wuhan Maple Leaf Elementary School. Throughout my four years tenor at the school, I have grown as a teacher and as a person. I enjoy a great family atmosphere with my co-workers and a fun educational environment with my students. The school itself often goes above and beyond to make sure my family and I are taken care of. So with a happy and secure working environment, I am able to push myself to be the best teacher I can be.

    我喜欢在武汉枫叶小学的生活。我在武汉枫叶工作四年了,四年来,我成长了很多。我喜欢和同事间像家人般的工作氛围以及和学生之间快乐的学习氛围。学校很关心我和我的家人,因此在这样一个愉快、有安全感的工作环境中,我不断努力使自己成为一个更加优秀的老师。

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    My goal is to teach each student as if they are going to be a future great contributor to our world. I want to help every student reach their full potential. As teachers, it is our responsibility to provide our students the best education possible. As educators, it is always important to keep learning and getting better in order to give our kids the education that they deserve. WMLES gives us the opportunity to improve our skills through their weekly teaching research meetings. At our school we are able to learn from our peers by observing demonstration classes. There are also workshops covering a wide range of topics that are useful for teaching. This training is designed to provide teachers with fresh new ideas to make our classes more engaging. The more interesting the class, the better the students learn. With so many working while learning opportunities, our school prides itself on developing the best English teachers. So no matter where life takes you in the future, you will have all the training from WMLES to help you along the way.

    我的教育目标是:把每个孩子都当作是能够为未来世界做出伟大贡献的人。我想帮助每一位学生发掘他们的潜力。作为老师,我们的责任是为学生提供最好的教育;作为教育者,我们要不断学习、不断进步,为我们的学生提供他们应得的教育。在枫叶,我们有许多提升自己的机会。每周的教研日大家相互交流、教学研讨课的时候我们相互听课、培训会每次都有不同的让我们课堂上可以借鉴的主题。这些培训旨在为我们提供新的想法和灵感,使我们的课堂更加有新引力、更加有活力。枫叶为我们提供了广大的自我提升空间。

    From the first day I stepped through the doors of Maple Leaf, I have been blessed with working with some of the most talented and nicest people anyone has ever had the pleasure to work with. Our teachers are like one great big family. We help each other in need. We give each other advice when we are confused. We also try to motivate each other when we are down. Such a bond is developed because we work so closely together. At WMLES each student has two English classes each day. One with a bilingual teacher and one with an ESL teacher. Same teachers teaching the same classes work closely together so they can more effectively monitor students, encourage homework completion and maintain class management. The teachers also work closely with others teaching the same book so they may cover the curriculum at the same pace and come up with ideas on how to teach the classes more effectively. When people work so closely for such a long period of time; the friendships last forever.

    自从我来到枫叶的第一天,我就很感恩能遇到这么好的同事们。我们大家相互帮助、相互给予灵感和建议,就像一家人。在枫叶,孩子们每天有两节英语课,一节双语老师的,一节外教课。搭班老师一起工作,最大化地帮助学生成长。教授同一级别教材的老师也会一起备课,以确保授课内容的一致性。我们在工作中结下的友谊会永远长存。

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    At WMLES, I have often found that the management team is earnest in listening to our concerns and suggestions. When the suggestion improves a situation, they are quick to adapt them regardless of who came up with the idea. They are patient when listening to our concerns and do their best in trying to resolve them. They host many fun activities for the teachers to build moral such as mountain climbing, wine and dumpling making. They are not afraid to send teachers to other cities for further training when a relevant convention or workshop is available. When we do travel for work, they go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable. An example of that would be our latest Jinzhou trip. In this instance, five other ESL teachers and I from the Wuhan campus volunteered to team up with teachers from the Jinzhou campus to dance at the city competition. After our team won the “China-West Friendship Award” the school arranged for us to see some of the most scenic spots of the city and went out of their way to make sure our day was memorable. The kindness they have shown to the teachers here is hard to match anywhere you work.

    在枫叶,管理团队总是关心我们的困难、倾听我们的建议。他们总是很耐心地倾听,只要是好的建议,他们都会想办法去实现。他们对我们的关心也超乎了工作关系。管理者总是为我们组织一些有趣的活动,比如我们一起去爬山、包饺子、酿葡萄酒等等。最近一次我们武汉的六名外教去荆州同荆州校区的老师一起参加荆州市的广场舞比赛,我们度过了非常开心的一天,也在比赛中获得“中西友谊奖”荣誉称号。这是一次非常珍贵的记忆。

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    With all the positives from my time at WMLES, nothing beats the joy of watching my students grow up and get closer to reaching their potential. Since we have our students at least once a day, we are able to better keep track of our students’ progress as well as challenge them in using English as a tool more often. This allows us to format a bond that helps us in teaching each student. Our student’s enthusiasm for learning and youthful energy is contagious and keeps me youthful. The school’s implementation of teaching morals and values into our curriculum are transforming our students into becoming more principled and disciplined. Not only are our students achieving academic prosperity, they are also learning to be morally responsible as well. When I look at our students and imagine them as they grow up, the future never looked brighter.

    在枫叶,我最开心的时刻是看到我的学生们成长,看到他们在接近自己的潜能。孩子们也非常喜欢英语课,他们的热情和能量也使我们保持年轻。我们不仅教授学生语言知识,也注重道德教育。我们希望他们不仅成为学术上有所成就的人,更能够成为有责任、懂规矩的人。我真心祝愿他们的未来一片光明。

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    Life in WMLES can get a little hectic or challenging at times but the rewards far outweigh any negatives. As an ESL teacher who has been teaching in Wuhan for the last ten years, finding such a wonderful school to call my second home is truly a breath of fresh air.

    尽管生活有时忙碌、有时充满挑战,但我所得到的远远更多。对于我这个在中国教授英语十年之久的加拿大老师来说,枫叶无疑是我的第二个家!

     

     

    Kevin Fan