Teacher’s Blog

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Zuojing Laoshi

Class name: Toddlers Group

教学心得

时间过得真快接任小小班班主任已经两个多月了。刚开始跟小朋友们还彼此陌生,到现在跟他们已然成为好朋友,心里总是乐滋滋的。和他们在一起真的很开心,仿佛自己也回到了童年一般,和他们在一起尽情的玩耍,任何烦恼都被这爽朗的笑声冲到云外去。这或许就是孩子那颗天真无邪的童心所具有的魔力!这让我感触最深,有时甚至在想:我不仅仅是在教育他们,其实我也在受他们的影响。真正的跟他们在一起,才是我深刻的体会到作为老师的那份自豪感。

“师者,传到授业解惑也”,作为人类灵魂的工程师,辛勤工作的园丁,必须处处注意自己的一言一行,事事率先垂范,才不会失其本来之意义。虽然站在教育的讲台上,感到工作压力之大,工作之累,讲好每一堂课并不是一件简单的事,必须课前充分的备课,有时会为了寻找一份制作教具的材料跑很多地方,有时也会为了一个教学环节设计的考虑而茶饭不思,但每当看到孩子们那天真的笑脸,这一切都是值得的。

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我把我们班的每一个孩子都当做我的宝贝。小大人一般的Kenan,他不喜欢重复的游戏,要怎样才能让他关注我,这给我很大的挑战,我会绞尽脑汁想办法来吸引他的眼球。每当我获得他的肯定,他总会酷酷的说,“老师,我很喜欢你!”还有我们班乖巧可爱的Meyis和Farida,腼腆帅哥Rudra,甜心小妹Ava 和即将加入我们班的新同学Adit,我享受跟他们在一起的时光,每一次课就是我跟他们快乐聚会的时间。在游戏中学习,让每一个孩子在刚刚开始接触中文的时候就深深的爱上学中文,让我们彼此都享受其中的乐趣。

快乐学汉语就是我快乐的家园,我们将快乐的理念贯穿于课堂,不再是传统的方式枯燥的学习中文。我庆幸我加入了这样一个快乐的团队,让我可以这样开心快乐的工作和生活。


 

Time has passed so fast and I can’t believe it almost three months. We started off like an unfamiliar group but we are now good friends with happy hearts always. My class enjoys learning together, playing together and it really feels like we have travelled back in time to our childhood!
We laugh together and all our troubles are washed away when we are in class as one family.

They say when you teach you learn and I am learning everyday from them. It is a challenge and I welcome it. There is a lot of work behind pre-lesson preparation, finding relevant materials and understanding and communication of carefully planned techniques, but all this disappears when you see the children smiling and happy – more importantly when you see them learn!

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Name: Yoona Laoshi
Class: Private Adult Teaching

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新教师培训心得体会
为期两个月的培训已经进行了一半了,自己收获良多。从 培训开始的关于快乐学汉语的基础介绍,到中国汉字的讲解、PPT制作的详细步骤及实操,再到落实到每一堂课的课前如 何备课、课中如何利用教具及如何演示课堂内容、课后如何
回顾跟踪课程内容,以及进行主题的试讲,不仅让我更加详 细清晰的对汉语教学课堂的把控有了越来越多的了解,也让 我一步步的更深的感受到中文教学的乐趣和魅力。
就拿PPT制作的讲解为例,我很擅长于阅读与收集、整理、归纳、提炼资料,但是对于实操PPT确实是很生疏。每次准 备备课课件,都要花费我很长的时间。也许对于操作很熟练 的老师,准备一堂课的备课和课件所需要的时间并不是太长,
但是对于我,常常是需要大半天的时间,效果还并不是很满 意。所以当左老师一步步的演示如何简洁快速的插入文本框、
动图、动画,如何快速输入拼音,如何选择以及剪切图片,如何让整个PPT更加协调和科学,我非常感兴趣,有不懂的 时候,还会及时端着电脑冲到左老师面前请教,她也能用很 简单的方法教会我,在接下的试讲里面,我也用到了这堂课 学到的内容。
总之,每一次的培训,都让我受益匪浅,总能让我有所进 步。所以也特别珍惜培训的机会,希望能够学到更多,也能 成长的更快!感谢每一位培训我们的老师!期待下一次培
训!!


 

I have really gained a lot from training at Happy Mandarin. It gave me strength and the basis for imparting this wonderful language to the children. I learned a lot from detailed guidances, steps, practical operations and cumulative PPTs that were shown to us during this time. I particularly enjoyed understanding how to prepare lessons and use the teachings to demonstrate classroom content.

I had a few challenges that the training here has helped me overcome and I am very thankful for that. For example, I found it difficult to use PPT, specially while working on pinyin. I was taught in detail how to work around this challenge. Every step was explained to me and now I am a pro at it. More over I understood that it is important to impart knowledge in a simple way. We need to make sure that the other person understands it. Really happy with the training level and standard of education they are imparting here.

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Name: Kiko Laoshi
Class: Toddler Group

加入快乐学汉语一年有余,我从最初教授15个月的小宝宝,到后来接手4-6岁的少儿班,青少年班,成人私教课,以及给HSK(汉语水平考试)班级代课,这一年零15天的时间,不长不短,一路走来,免不了跌跌撞撞,但收获颇丰。

2016年5月5日,是我的生日,也是我来迪拜当了一年多全职妈妈之后重返职场的日子,这天,我上了加入快乐学汉语的第一堂中文课,也可能创下了我教授的最小年龄学生的纪录,他叫Sophiane,英国和斯洛伐克混血,才15个月大。由于宝宝年龄太小,不可能长时间集中注意力,而且是我的第一次课,对宝宝的性格和感兴趣的东西都不是很了解,所以备课的内容无法按照计划按步就班地进行,但这些完全在我意料之中,对此我早有准备,整个课堂,我跟随宝宝的节奏和喜好,对他当下关注的事物做出引导,游戏、互动、歌声、爱抚,充斥着课堂的每一个角落,而备课的内容,被我无缝地切入了进来。要做到这一切,得归功于我从小学习音乐的经历,虽然当妈妈储备了不少歌曲,课前也做了很多查阅和准备工作,但是课堂瞬息万变,需要抓住宝宝正嗨的点,迅速唱出相关的歌曲来,还是需要一些音乐底蕴的,甚至有时候搜索不到匹配的歌曲,只能急智地现场填词作曲。

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总之,第一次课非常成功,宝宝的妈妈对我表示很满意,我也深深地爱上了这个金发碧眼可爱的小家伙,到今天,他已经2岁4个月了,我们依然是师生,但是与一年前不同的是,现在的我们亲密得像家人,相处起来轻松得像朋友。

看着一个宝宝从爬到蹒跚学步,再到蹦跳,越来越稳,逐渐出落成幼童的模样,母语是英语和斯洛伐克语,同时又操一口萌死人不偿命的流利中文,我觉得我简直就是教育界对外汉语婴童部的魔术师。同时我也意识到,做教育,自信很重要,为人师表,首先,看上去得有一个老师的气场,学生在很大程度上,其实是对老师的复制,如果老师眼神飘来飘去,自己对自己要讲的东西都不坚定,如何感染学生;其次,备课必须充分,一定要多设计至少20分钟的课程,以备不时之需,只有脑中有货,心中有数,临场才能应变;最后,也是最重要的,就是对学生的爱,这种爱会流淌在我们教授的每一句话语里,会融化在我们与学生每一次的互动交流中,会照耀在学生遇到挫折时难过脆弱的心房里,爱最柔软,爱也最有力量。

做一名自信、敬业、有爱心的对外汉语老师,是我一直为之努力的方向。


 

I can’t believe I’ve been at at Happy Mandarin fro more than a year, time has just passed by so quickly. I started with teaching a 15 month toddler (he’s called Sophiane, British and Slovak mixed and is just the most adobrable baby) and have since then taught 4-6 year olds, youth classes, adult classes and classes for HSK. Teaching a toddler is very different and they can’t focus for a long time. I tried to make it interesting by understanding his preferences, with interactive games, singing (thanks to my childhood singing experience). More importantly I gained the trust of the mother and we all now get along like a family.

It has been a great experience learning from my students, there is immense love and respect you get from them keeps me going.