家长每周更新 11.19-23 Parent Update

亲爱的家长们:大家好!

Hello everyone,

过去的一周,是更新学校每学期的老师家长见面会。

We had an amazing PTC during the past week!

 

更新学校的家长大多数都比较忙,尤其是爸爸们。我在这里特别感谢能来学校参加孩子家长会的爸爸们!期盼这次不能参加家长见面会的爸爸们与老师约个时间,面对面沟通一次。

We all know that it’s not easy for TAS students’ parents to schedule such a period to come to school and communicate with the teachers, especially dads. A big thank you to all fathers who came and attended the meeting. For those who didn’t have a chance to be with the teachers this time, I strongly recommend you set another time to talk with them face to face.

父亲没有时间陪伴孩子,不参与孩子的管教不仅是孩子们的缺失,也是爸爸们的遗憾!同时,没有与孩子建立良好关系的父亲如果管教过于严厉,会导致孩子因内心恐惧而说谎或者思想负担过重而神思恍惚。通过数据分析,我们发现:家庭当中,如果母亲顺服父亲,尊重父亲在家庭中的领头地位,父亲爱护母亲,并且每天有半小时以上的时间陪伴孩子,激励孩子的志气,养育孩子的品格,这样的孩子各方面都成长得很好。

It’s not only a kind of disappointment from children but also a huge pity for dads to be absent from the time with your kids. Besides, if a dad disciplines his child too strictly without bridging a good connection with him in advance, the kid tends to tell lies out of fear or be distracted due to mental burden. According to statistics, children grow better if mom is obedient to dad, respecting his position of leading the family and dad cares for mom, spending more than half an hour every day accompanying their child, inspiring his ambition and cultivating his character.

通过家长见面会,家长们可以帮助老师发现孩子们成绩下滑的原因,不交作业的情由,孩子们学习是否主动和学习的方法是否得当。在孩子成长的道路上,及时发现问题,及时干预可以帮助孩子少走弯路,快乐成长!

Parents can help teachers find their children’s obstacles in learning, reasons for not handing in homework their motivations, and if they have proper learning methods through PTC. It helps students a lot that problems are found and interfered in time.

对于还在ELL班级的3-5年级的同学的家长,请记得督促孩子们每周至少完成2篇READ NATURUALLY,老师接下去会增加教学的难度,但也会小心呵护孩子们的学习兴趣。太难或者太容易都会影响孩子们的大脑兴奋度。

For the parents whose children belong to G3-G5 ELL, please make sure your children finish at least 2 passages in Read Naturally. The teacher will give some tougher tasks to children in the coming weeks on the premise that they hold interest in learning. Questions which are either too difficult or too simple will reduce the brain’s level of excitement.

 

下面我跟家长们分享一下美国之行的看见:

Then, I’m to share some experiences in America with you.

我们考察了二所美国基督教的私立学校,一所相对传统,每年有35%左右的高中毕业生进入美国前二十的大学学习;一所是创新学校,孩子们完全是通过解决各种实际问题来学习知识,培养能力。在我们考察的过程中,孩子们承接了达美航空的一个创意设计项目:如何减轻乘客进入飞机机舱的紧张恐惧感。

We visited 2 private Christian schools. One of them is kind of traditional and 35% of the graduates will be enrolled into American top 20 universities. The other is a innovative one where students learn knowledge and acquire abilities through tackling with practical problems. During our trip there, some children were working on a creative project: how to relieve the tensity when passengers walk into the flight cabin.

第一所学校,高中部300多名学生,25名教师,开设了20门AP课程。每个班级的人数不多,十多个人,教室很宽,黑板很长,灯光很温馨。教室区域散布着许多小房间,3-5个学生在里面讨论着各种课题。学生在走廊里行走也是安安静静,没有喧哗声。女生比例在60%以上,据了解,美国家长偏好将女孩送私校。

In the first school, there are more than 300 students, 25 teachers and 20 AP courses. The class is not big, just more than 10 students each. They have wide classrooms, long blackboards and warm lights. Some small rooms scatter in the classroom area where 3-5 students discuss about various projects. Never did we find noise in the hallway. Girls are more than 60% of all because American parents tend to send girls to private schools.

对于英文比较差的同学,学校也提供ELL老师服务,但是老师不是把孩子们拉出来单独授课,而是跟孩子进班,不懂的地方及时沟通,课后补充讲解。学校的老师大多已经在学校6年以上。

For those who are weak in English, the school provides ELL classes as well. But teachers do not give lessons in another classroom but accompany students in the main class. They communicate with students from time to time and give tutoring after classes. Most of the teachers have worked for more than 6 years in the school.

新生考察的接待由学生主导,同年级的孩子负责陪同来考察的孩子参观了解学校,录用的测试题目和批阅由外部的测试中心负责,确保录取品质。该校有20位左右的中国留学高中生,在我们与他们的沟通当中,他们最想给还未出国的同学的忠告就是:多读书,多掌握词汇!

Students take charge of the reception of visitors. Those who are in the same grade as the visitors show them around the school. The enrollment tests and grading are held by outer testing center to ensure the quality. During our talks with around 20 Chinese overseas students there, they came up with a common advice that Chinese students should read more and work on vocabulary.

第二所学校,与斯坦福大学的D-SCHOOL有连结。墙上到处都写着:SEE,THINK,WONDER。还有各种工具指导学生怎么SEE,怎么THINK,怎么WONDER。科学实验室,艺术创作室很多。有各种设计、制作工具,还有3D打印设备。课表中每天有体育课,幼儿园大班十个小朋友,高中是项目制,有带教老师。

The second school has some connection with the D-School of Stanford University. We can find 3 words everywhere: see, think, and wonder. There are tools given to guide students how to do these 3 things. There are a lot of science labs and creative art rooms where all kinds of designing tools and 3D printers can be found. They have P.E lessons every day. Kindergarten classes have the scale of 10 children and in the high school, students are separated based on the projects they are working on with guiding teachers.

二所学校每年的学费在2万美金。第一所学校老师的平均年龄要比更新大十五岁以上,学校成立了18年。第二所学校大5岁以上,学校成立了15年。

The tuition of either school is 20,000 dollars per year. The average age of teachers in the first school which was founded 18 years ago is 15 years older than that of TAS while the second was founded 15 years ago and the teachers in it are 5 years older than ours on average.

 

更新首先要解决的是校区,其次是好的老师的招聘和保留,我们一起努力吧!

The first thing for TAS now is the new campus, and then comes the recruitment and retention of teachers. Let’s work together!

                                                          

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