- Weekly Bulletin 22–January 21 2015
- ECA Weekly Menu (January 19-23)
- Cafeteria Weekly Menu (January 19-23)
- Video Lessons – Workshop PREPARATION NOTES
- Weekly Bulletin 21–January 14, 2015
- Weekly Bulletin 20–January 7, 2015
- Weekly Bulletin 19–December 17, 2014
- Weekly Bulletin 18–December 10, 2014
- Weekly Bulletin 17–December 3, 2014
- Story telling
- UN Day
- ISCOT Primary Gr. 3-5 Tablet Tennis Tournament
- ACAMIS Volleyball
- Weekly Bulletin 16–November 27, 2014
- Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule
- Weekly Bulletin 15–November 19, 2014
- Weekly Bulletin 14–November 12, 2014
- 2014 ACAMIS Volleyball Championship Video (Girl’s Volleyball Team)
- 2014 ACAMIS Volleyball Championship Video (Boy’s Volleyball Team)
- UN Day at Teda International School – thoughts from a parent
- Weekly Bulletin 13–November 5, 2014
- Weekly Bulletin 12–October 29, 2014
- Weekly Bulletin 11–October 22, 2014
- Weekly Bulletin 10–October 15, 2014
- TIS Benefit Concert
- Weekly Bulletin 09–October 8, 2014
- 2014 ACAMIS Volleyball Championship
- Walkathon Video
- Weekly Bulletin 08–September 24, 2014
- Weekly Bulletin 07–September 17, 2014
Video Lessons – Workshop PREPARATION NOTES
Friday, January 23, 4:00-5:00pm
Room: Building A (next to Gym/Cafeteria), Second Floor, Room 2-2-7 (Secondary ELC Language Support)
Facilitator: Brian Crowley, Secondary English Language Center
It is my pleasure to offer some discussion points and activities to take us beyond the mere ‘mechanical’ aspects of the learning from the video lessons. My hope is that each of us, myself included, will gain some kind of new insight, question, or approach that will enhance the learning in our classrooms!
An hour is very short! I am dividing it into 4 parts, which you can read, below. It is very important that we start on time. The room will be open from 3:45, so please try to arrive early, ready for ACTION AND DISCUSSION!
- A Lesson in R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Do you know the song, by Aretha Franklin? Try Baidu!)
- The TIS Experience: What Makes us Special?
- Questions and Insights from the Video Lessons
- What’s the Right Answer???
In addition to your regular preparatory homework of viewing the video lessons and answering the questions from ITTT, I ask that you also complete the following questions/reflections, and send me your written thoughts (or spoken, or visual, if you prefer to send an audio file, or video file!) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send these by January 21!!!
- What are the key elements of an effective lesson? (How do you define ‘Effective Lesson’?)
- What are the main roles/responsibilities, respectively, of a ‘teacher’ and a ‘student’?
- What do you make of the statement: ‘We are all teachers, and we are all students’?
- Describe how, in your classes, students teach, and also how you, yourself, assume a humble posture of learning?
- ***Please offer a metaphor, a saying, or a motto (as many as you like!) that expresses an understanding of education (what it is/what it does/how it’s done/….).
SEE YOU SOON!!!
Teda International School was pleased to host a special storyteller from Ireland this week, Ms. Kate Corkery. A dynamic performer, Ms. Corkery incorporates music and lots of drama into her presentations. The story she shared with the secondary students, Queen Maeve and the Bull, is set thousands of years ago but also speaks to contemporary life. Themes of jealousy, greed, pride and truth resonate throughout time and cultures. While the students were introduced to story structure and character, they also enjoyed themselves. A delighted third grader shared that the stories were “funny”. An introspective grade 11 student said, “The storytelling was very inspiring. It is important to pass stories on from one generation to the next. China also has a very rich cultural history and there are fewer and fewer people who will dedicate their careers to passing on this intangible wealth.” Through events like this one, Teda International School continues to nurture students into becoming global citizens.