Everyone in the THIS community is finally back on our beautiful campuses!
During the previous weeks of remote learning, although the students couldn’t come to school, we were still happy to see their energetic faces on the screen. Teachers utilized their years of experience to quickly arrange and carefully prepare lessons, aiming to create dynamic and high-quality classes for students.
Let’s take peek at some of these wonderful remote lessons!
The Grade 9 Humanities class just completed their study on the World War II Holocaust. As a final piece on emphasizing empathy and compassion, students created memorials. We were supposed to make these as a gallery in school, but we moved it online once remote learning started. The students created online memorials using Wikiprojects on PSL. I have attached a few examples from the Wiki projects.——Benita Sumita, Ph.D. High School Humanities Teacher
The attached shots are from the high school course – International Relations. Students were giving presentations about the involvement of the United Nations in specific countries of their choice. They completed research on how the UN in maintaining peace in those countries. ——Benita Sumita, Ph.D. High School Humanities Teacher
photos from Model UN’s online workshop session. We are training our delegates in negotiations, public speaking, and policy-making on global issues. ——Benita Sumita，the MUN advisor.
In primary school Chinese class and after class games, we practiced listening to the instructions to make sure lessons were the same at home as at school: left-hand touch the right ear, right-hand touch the left eye.——Mrs. Dong, Primary School Chinese Teacher
Friday mental cool down， celebrates the end of the first remote learning week！——Mrs. Songping Zhang, G4L Teaching Assistant
织布机在远程教学中激发学生的想象力！—— 西方艺术老师Hoda Mazloomian
The weaving loom captures the Students imagination during remote teaching!
（Article by Hoda Mazloomian Western art teacher DL Campus）
Recently when I found out that I had to teach textiles art to primary school students, I must admit I was a bit nervous! I have some training in this, but had not been asked to do so for many years. Nevertheless, I set myself to the task of preparing 15 mini weaving looms for our students. Working late into the night on the last day before our students left the school, I was wondering how well this complex activity would go for our students at home.
I set myself to the task of making my lesson plan adaptable for remote learning with videos and images researched from the internet, and a Power Point Presentation, “images guides”, and supplied yarn in interesting colors that were not provided in the original packets. Each student took their packets back home and eagerly awaited their lessons. When I ran the lesson, it seemed to go well, but what followed very happily surprised me. Not only did the students do the activity very well, each one creating an original design, but also the parents were fully engaged and supportive. The result was that everyone enjoyed and appreciated this activity and also completed it much faster than anticipated. In fact,they were so fast that I was caught off-guard and had to burn the midnight oil to create another brand new lesson for them.
The lesson I have learned is that we must always rise above one’s worries and embrace what will be the best education we can provide at THIS! I am excited about continuing to work with everyone at THIS to provide the best program for our students.
文字 Writing | Erxin Kang
排版 Editing | Mercy Xu
图片 Pictures | THIS Teachers
审核 Auditing | Shiny Wang, Donald Holder, Wenping Li