On the afternoon of April 7, NFLSFC held a school-based training for all staff in the school’s lecture hall. This event involved a professional development workshop and school-level lecture. Liu Shiyou, leader of the Chinese Department in senior high, gave a wonderful lecture entitled “Boosting Skills And Learning From Each Other- My Chinese Story”. The event was presided over by Liu Yongmei, director of the Teaching and Research Management Center.
Mr. Liu used a variety of real-life examples and humour to talk about his experience and insights. He learned from Dong Yifei,a renowned senior Chinese teacher, that reading more helps to teach Chines well. Mr. Liu said teachers should be prepared for each class plan lessons meticulously. He shared his experience and emphasized the importance of delivering demonstration class and participating in competitions. He said this was a kind of devotion, which had played a very important role in improving teachers’ professional skills.
Mr. Liu shared his Weixin moments- “Broadening horizons with friends”. He made close friends by attending workshops, surfing Internet and writing. Those teachers, including Yu Yingchao, a famous highly-qualified and talented Chinese teacher, Li Shuze, a teacher and researcher in Heilongjiang province, Professor Wu Tonghe, and Professor Zhang Yuxin, a teacher and researcher in Jilin province, specialize in their profession. Mr. Liu suggested reflecting and writing more,which is the best way to promote professional development. Chinese people are enthusiastic; but making friends is based on the premise that they are like-minded and well-matched. Only by reading more to improve ourselves can we make friends those outstanding teachers. Mr. Liu’s speech was both inspiring and educational and helped to boost early-career teachers’ professional skills.
Secretary Zhou Shidong delivered a wonderful speech. He was impressed by Mr. Liu’s teaching experience and noted that Mr. Liu made good use of Weixin to boost his professional development. He said there are outstanding staff in NFLSFC and the teachers are constantly pursuing their development, and this school-based training was a platform for sharing and development. Secretary Zhou said that as long as we work together, we will be able to achieve more together. He agreed with Mr. Liu’s opinion that reflection was important. Secretary Zhou said that teaching reflection is a compulsory course for teachers to change from “experience-based” to “scientific research-based”, and is the core force for teachers’ professional development and self-growth. Just as the saying goes,“learning without thinking is nothing; thinking without learning is perilous”; early-career teachers must learn to grow on reflection. Secretary Zhou hopes that teachers will persist in inspiring wisdom, nurturing people for the party, and nurturing talents for the country in teaching practices. Teachers must “bend down” and have great passion for teaching; they must “bend down” to send beautiful things to students; they must “look up” to optimize the teaching practices with curriculum reform.
This workshop created a new way and platform for school-based training. We hope NFLSFC’s staff will continue on their path of professional development!