China Day 10
Starting off with lots of music. A couple of family members of one of the teachers have joined us for the last few days. The Chinese teachers got a kick out of one of the American teachers dancing with her husband.
Next up was an ice breaker. This was men versus the women. Each group had to stand butts on knees of the person behind them. The had to walk as far as possible.
I shared a couple of relational situations with the Chinese teachers. I shared the story of student who was in a lock up facility due to stealing a monkey. I also shared the story of an immigrant who is just starting medical school.
The story of Ichabod Crane was shared via the screen and reading.
Today I covered another Homeroom. The other teacher had the day to explore Beijing as I did yesterday. Her class was very different from mine. I think that mine have a slightly higher level of English proficiency. However, I had a good time with them. We had some technical difficulties with the projector, but worked through that.
I had them review the strategies that they had learned over the past couple of weeks. Then I introduced the Banner to them. The American teachers are having each Homeroom create a banner that explains what that class has learned. These will be posted up in the large meeting room during the ending celebration.
Next, I introduced the lesson plan format to them. We worked through the idea of a student objective. We also talked about summative assessments. I want them to focus on creating those first. Then we will create the actual lesson. They completed their objectives and their summative assessment. Next, the Chinese teachers finished creating their lesson plans by adding in the details of their lesson. Specifically, they added their introduction, the student activity and their closing.