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Challenges and

Successes: New Chinese

Teachers Speak

Frank Tang, Ph.D.

Robin Harvey

Project DCLT

New York University

Lumin Huang, New Rochelle Schools

Wang Xuan, Suffern Schools

Wu Ying, ECFS

Jianlan Zhao, NEST + M

NEW ROCHELLE SCHOOL DISTRICT

黄璐珉

Lumin Huang

PROGRAM

New Rochelle High School Albert Leonard Middle School

PARENTS

A CASE STUDY

PARENTS

Keep Everything in Your Records

3 STEPS

PARENTS

talk to the students call home referral

TEACH IN 2 BUILDINGS

OBSERVATION

OBSERVATION

But it can also be a

CHANCE

The First Year Challenges in a suburban school district

Xuan Wang

Suffern Senior High/Middle School

Ramapo Central School District

New York

关于我

About Me

SCHOOL OVERVIEW

学校概况

SUFFERN, ROCKLAND, NY

Suffern Senior High School

Suffern Middle School

战一:工作量

workload

每天四

节课

一切从

头做起 four different preps everyday no pre-made materials

– PPT; class handouts; homework assignment; test; quiz; review sheets

初中教学理念:不用教科

书 middle school level no textbook in the

心得体会

:

为自己找一个节奏

Thoughts: Find your own beat

不求完美 don’t strive for perfection

备课要有重点 have emphasis in your lesson planning

备课要有规划 knows how to plan and arrange your time

样的内容,不同的语言难度 same content, different language level

战二:初中课堂管理

Managing Middle School Students

缺乏

经验 lack experience dealing with this age group

建立老

师的威严

Build teacher stature

对于课堂中突发情况的应变

Dealing with unexpected behavior

心得体会

Thoughts

不和孩子

闹脾气 do not express anger to the students

为小事而影响心情

人不知而不愠

” do not make a big deal out of small things “

时和家长、学校管理层通气 communicating with parents/school administrating immediately if there is any problem.

战三:人际交流

Fit-in

唯一的中文老

师 being the only Chinese teacher

不属于初中也不属于高中 splitting schedule results in no time for interaction with collegues

美国日常生活文化,

闲谈也有难度

Small talk is not “small”

心得体会

Thoughts

不管多忙,一定要和同事

讲话 with your colleagues

参加

课外活动 build relationship

Join your colleague for after-school activities

做一个好的聆听者 be a good listener

敏而好学,多

问问题 seek guidance from your colleague

谢谢! xwang@ramapocentral.org

New York’s premier K-12 public school for Gifted & Talented students.

Jianlan Zhao

111 Columbia Street, New York, NY, 10027

During my first year of teaching, I worked 70 to 80-hour weeks, including time worked during the school day, in the evenings and over the weekend

1.To make PowerPoint

2. To create worksheet

(character books, HW, class work, etc.)

3. To contact parents

(HW, TESTS, QUIZZES, etc.)

4. To communicate with other teachers

5. To observe classes

6. To make Chinese FUN!

My biggest challenge was developing reasonable expectations, from behavior to work effort to quality of work. It took me months to get used to typical adolescent behavior

—their language, their humor, their sensitivity, their sometimes nonchalant attitude toward school work. And their mood swings!

Now I'm much more relaxed with my students, much more compassionate, and patient

.

I would advise new teachers to think very carefully about their expectations

—and that doesn't mean giving up on high expectations

—it just means working to understand the minds and the abilities of their students.

Challenges and Successes:

New Chinese Teachers Speak

Ying Wu

Ethical Culture Fieldston School ywu@ecfs.org

学校背景

School Background

Ethical Culture Fieldston school:

A progressive private school in the Bronx,

NY

A student centered, feedback rich environment

All students are required to take a foreign language course for five years: Chinese,

Spanish, French, Latin, and Greek

学校背景

School Background

A Chinese program established for 5 years

4 Chinese teachers

6th grade to 12th grade

Middle School: Currently 5 classes; Mixed level

13-17 students/class

Upper School: Currently 9 classes

Leveled classes

学校背景

School Background

Classrooms are usually shared.

Each classroom has a Smartboard.

Computers can be set up in the classroom if teachers requested.

Strong tech support.

Challenges Struggles Success

Work with students, parents, and colleagues in a feedback rich environment

Case I: Handle student feedback on assessment.

Case II: Deal with parents complaints about grades.

Challenges Struggles Success

Preparing teaching

Pace of classes: compromise between students and the teacher

Preparing lessons, creating lots of materials to supplement textbooks

学校背景

School Background

田石学校

:

位于纽约布朗克斯的一所私立学校。

以学生为中心,重视来自各方面的反馈

所有学生都必须修满五年外语

:

汉语

,

西

班牙语,法语,拉丁语或希腊语

学校背景

School Background

中文项目已有五年:

目前有四位中文教师

六年级

-

十二年级

初中

:

目前

5

个班级,各年级不按汉语水平分班

每个班不超过

17

个学生

高中

:

目前

9

个班级,各年级按汉语水平分为普通

班,中班和快班

学校背景

School Background

通常需要与其他老师合用教室

每个教室都配有“聪明板”。若老师需

要在教室配置电脑,可与校技术部门联

系。

学校提供强有力的技术支持

挑战 困难 成功

提供反馈,听取及处理来自学生、家长

及同事的反馈

1:

回应学生反馈

2:

回应家长反馈

挑战

准备教学

困难 成功

上课节奏及进度

:

师生间的妥协

备课:设计大量材料补充教材,弥

补教材不足

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