教师风采 Michael | 中国的“客人”在三中


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南昌三中国际部
优秀外教 Michael

 

Michael,加拿大籍外教,持加拿大西安大略大学历史专业硕士学位,自2019年9月起在南昌三中国际部担任老师。Michael 工作认真负责,教学经验丰富, 课堂氛围活泼,还深受学生欢迎;他为人热情,富有爱心,2020年3月主动参加献血活动,支持中国抗疫;同时他也非常喜欢中国历史、文化,尤其对中国红色革命历史很感兴趣,准备利用假期参观井冈山、延安等革命圣地。

 

My name is Michael Ready-Webster, and I have taught World History and Global Cultures atNanchang No.3 Middle School since September 2019. I am originally from Peterborough, Canada,which is a small city roughly halfway between Canada’s capital city (Ottawa) and it’s largestcity (Toronto).
我叫Michael,从2019年9月开始在南昌三中教世界历史和全球文化。我来自加拿大的一个小城市——彼得伯勒——在加拿大首都渥太华和最大的城市多伦多之间。

 

World History has been my fixation as long as I can remember. I received my BA from TrentUniversity, and my MA from the University of Western Ontario. One thing that I have come tounderstand in my studies is that history is not a set of facts to be memorized, but rather it is a method used to try to discover something new about our shared past, and how we came to thepresent. When I teach, I keep this understanding constantly at the front of my mind.
从我记事起,世界历史就开始让我感到着迷。我在加拿大特伦特大学获得学士学位之后,在加拿大西安大略大学继续深造,获得硕士学位。通过学习使得我逐渐明白,历史不完全是需要死记硬背的事实,它是一种学习途径,用来探索人类共同的过去,以及人类通过何种努力走到现在。当我教书的时候,我总是把这种理解牢记在心。

 

One of the unique challenges that I face is in preparing students who are planning to study abroad. Canada and China both have very good educational systems, but they are very different in some key ways. In particular, Chinese education tends to be very test-focused, while Canadian (and generally Western) education is more project-focused. Any student who switches from one to the other may find the shift bewildering, so it is my duty to prepare my students so that they know what to expect when they study abroad.
在教学中,我所面临的一个独特的挑战是如何为打算出国留学的学生们做准备。加拿大和中国都有很好的教育体系,但在一些关键方面有很大不同。特别是中国的教育往往非常注重考试,而加拿大(西方)的教育更注重项目。学生们从一种学习方式转换到另一种学习方式时会感到困惑,而我作为他们的外教老师,有责任通过我的教授方式让他们在南昌三中国际部的学习阶段,做好去到国外学习的准备,让他们提前了解在国外学习时会遇到什么样的困难。

 

A prime example of this is that I require my students to write an essay from the ground up. They must choose their own topics, find their own sources, conduct their own research, devise their own theses, and finally write a fully cited paper. For many students, this is an entirely new type of study, but it will teach them the skills they will need for many different areas of study in University (not just History). Every step of the way, I am there for all of them to offer guidance and advice. I can honestly say that the most rewarding part of my job is when I receive a fantastic paper from a student who had never done such a project before.
举个例子,我要求我的学生独立写一篇完整的文章,并要求他们必须自己选择主题,自己找到理论来源,自己进行研究,自己设计格式,最后形成一篇具有学术依据的论文。对许多学生来说,这是一种全新的学习方式。在这一过程中,我将教会他们在大学学习时需要具备的基本学习技能(不仅仅是我所授的历史课程)。在形成文章的每一阶段,我都会为他们提供指导和建议。最后,当我收到他们的文章时,这让我觉得是我工作中最有价值的部分之一,尤其是学生在我的指引下独立完成了自己从来没有尝试的学习方式。

2020年3月22日 MICHAEL通过义务献血的方式
同心战疫,贡献爱心,为中国加油!

 

As a student of history, I also feel that it is an absolute privilege to live in China at this time. In the short time I have been here, I have seen the Chinese People defeat both absolute poverty as well as COVID-19. The fact that Ihave literally witnessed China’s development in real time has also been astounding for me. When I ride around the city on my electric-bike, I feel as if I am witnessing history progress forward here at an unbelievable speed. I am proud and humbled to have the honour of being a guest in China, and a guide for my students.
作为一名历史专业的学生,我也觉得在这个时候生活在中国确实是恰逢其时。来到中国的这几年里,我亲眼见证了中国人民战胜贫困、战胜新冠肺炎疫情,亲眼目睹了中国的飞速发展,所发生的一切变化都让我感到震惊。而作为一名学习、研究、教授历史的老师,亲历这一切也让我感到无比荣幸。当我骑着电动车在南昌这座城市穿梭的时候,不时地会感到自己正在时代的浪潮中见证历史,见证中国以难以置信的速度向前发展。每每想到这里,我很骄傲自己作为一位中国“客人”向我的学生们介绍世界。

 

学生眼里的Michael
我是南昌三中国际部高一年级的金元清Candy,在国际部的学习生活让我发现了国际教育有着许多特别之处。这儿的老师都十分温柔亲切,活泼善良,特别是世界文化课程的外教老师Michael。Michael的课堂十分轻松有活力。上课时,他用丰富的表情、灵活的肢体语言与我们互动,让我们觉得生动、也让我们对课堂内容印象深刻。Michael也鼓励我们有问题要随时找到老师提问,让我觉得和他在一起毫无负担,丝毫没有害怕说错的顾虑。在口语中出现语法错误时,他总会耐心帮助我纠正并且不忘鼓励我。
在课后,Michael也十分耐心地教导我。有一次课上我有没弄懂,课后去找他请教,他不厌其烦耐心解答,并且还给我拓展了一些知识点。他的教学方式和更加开放的学习气氛,让我体会到了什么是快乐成长、轻松学习。
作为一位外教老师,他对世界各地的文化都有所了解,知识丰富,常常在课上给我们“抖知识”。
自从来到南昌三中国际部,我对学习有了新的认识,对学习方法有了新的适应,对未来也有了新的憧憬!