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海伦多兰英语教学总监Heather Michelle:以孩子为先

时间:2019-09-08 18:41来源:作者:木木点击:

  由新浪教育主办的“新浪2019中国教师盛典暨第九届五星金牌教师评选颁奖典礼”在北京举行。在第35个教师节来临之际,教师盛典在金牌教师颁奖礼的基础上重磅升级,汇集众多国内知名教育家、校长、优秀教师、教育实践者倾情参与。

  作为业内独具影响力的教师年度盛事,在过去八届活动中,新浪教育面向全国教师,挖掘出近万名执着教育、勇于创新、传递真知的典范,教育专家、机构大咖在本次活动有集体发声。

  以下微赚联盟为海伦多兰英语教学总监Heather Michelle专访实录:

  主持人:各位网友大家好,欢迎来到中国教师盛典暨新浪2019五星金牌教师评选颁奖典礼系列访谈节目,本一时段我们邀请到了来自海伦多兰英语教学总监Heather Michelle,Hello,Ms.Michelle!

  Heather Michelle:你好!

  主持人:您是如何定义金牌教师的?How to define the 5-Star teacher?

  Heather Michelle:首先:金牌教师应该激发学生的学习兴趣。实际情况是,当你努力“让”孩子去学的时候,这样的知识往往不牢靠。海伦多兰的口号是:“以孩子优先。”海伦多兰教学中的两大关键要素是,给孩子正面的积极强化和自然吸收语言。金牌教师应该利用这两大要素来培养学生的自信心和学习兴趣。有自信的并对学习产生兴趣的学生就可以不断学习和成长。

  FIRST:A 5-star teacher inspires their students to learn。 The reality is you can try to MAKE students learn but often this knowledge is not retained in your long-term memory。 In Helen Doron, our slogan is “where children come first。” Two key elements of Helen Doron involve giving ample positive reinforcement and learning through play。 A 5-star teacher can use these to build confidence and a love of learning in their students。 Students who feel capable and have developed a desire for learning will continue learn and grow。

  如何才能激发这种学习方式?

  想想你历历在目的过去时光,那应该就是你最开心或最悲伤的时候,而其他的时光都无甚影响,只是悄然而逝。海伦多兰教学法PIGS,即利用各种教具、互动、游戏和歌曲,加上一套VAK,即视觉、听觉和动觉类的学习方式,通过游戏和刻意使用积极强化来提高学生的学习兴趣。这样我们就可以与学生和家长互动,共建难忘时光。能够有效做到这一点的才是金牌教师。

  How can you inspire this kind of learning? If you think about what you remember from your past most vividly it is when you were most happy or the opposite extremely sad; in between usually gets lost in the void because it’s not emotionally important to us。 At Helen Doron, we use learning strategies like PIGS – using many Props, Interaction, Games and Songs, a combination of learning styles like VAK – Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic to help create learning through play and conscious use of positive reinforcement。 In this way, we build relationships with students and parents and create a memorable experience。 Being able to do this effectively is what makes a 5-star teacher。

  其次:金牌教师帮助孩子开发技能,而非仅仅灌输知识。现在的知识无处不在,只需轻点鼠标,但实践才能出真知。海伦多兰采用的是自然和本土的母语教学方法,用游戏和活动让孩子理解英语的含义。我跟学生家长说,我并非“不准翻译”的警察,但如果为孩子充当翻译,尽管可以在短期内解决问题,却无法持久,并会养成很难改掉的习惯。

  SECOND: A 5-star teacher helps children to develop skills not just supply knowledge。 Knowledge is everywhere now –available at our fingertips with one click – but skills are only attained by practice。 At Helen Doron, we use a natural and native mother-tongue method for learning; we create several games and activities to help children figure out the meaning of the English。 I tell parents – I am not the “no translation” police officer but when you translate for your children, in the short term you have resolved the problem but we are not setting our children up for long-term success and also creating habits that become difficult to break。

  中文有个词叫“语感”,就是一种独立学习语言的能力。孩子只有采用批判性思维来猜测和解决问题才能获得“语感”。孩子可看到不同语境下使用的语言,并会像我们学习母语一样组成句子。不断给学生使用和开发这些技能的机会的教师就是金牌教师。

  In Chinese, you call this “YuGan” – the ability to learn a language independently。 YuGan is only obtained by allowing children to practice using critical thinking skills to guess and problem-solve。 Children see the language used in different contexts and complete sentences as we would learn our own mother tongue。 A 5-star teacher can use this approach effectively by giving ongoing opportunities to their students to use and develop these skills。

  第三:金牌教师会有效传达学生的反馈和进步。

  THIRD: A 5-star teacher can effectively communicate student feedback and progress。

  家长是孩子是否继续留下来学习的关键因素。中国的家长投入大量的时间和金钱,让孩子获得更多的学习机会。家长的参与会带来更好的学习结果,也会激发孩子更大的学习热情。我们可以给家长提供有效和定期反馈,即孩子的学习情况、孩子的进展、孩子的喜好、下一步规划、如何检查、使用哪些资料以及如何使用,让家长参与进来。银牌教师会向家长分享上述内容。金牌教师会在此基础上明确告知这样做的理由。

  Parents are big stakeholders in whether their children continue to learn at the school。 In China, parents invest a lot of time and money in learning centers of all kinds to give their children more opportunities。 Parent involvement leads to better learning results and greater enthusiasm from their children。 We can get parents involved by giving effective and regular feedback – what their child is learning, their progress, what they practice more, what is next step, ideas about how to review using what materials and how to use them。 A 4-star teacher can share these with their parents。 A 5-star teacher can do this and also communicate clearly why。

  海伦多兰本身就有教育学背景。也就是说,我们的教材清楚展示了要教学的内容,以及达到教学目标的创意。我们的教师会不断接受培训,包括为期一周的TTC强化培训,让教师适应针对不同课程和各个年龄段的海伦多兰教学方法。教师熟悉了我们的教学内容、方式和原因后,就可以向家长提供专业反馈。

  Helen Doron, herself, came from a pedagogic background。 That being said, our teaching materials clearly show what to teach with lots of creative ideas about how to do it。 Our teachers have ongoing training – including an intense one-week-long training called TTC to prepare them for different courses and ages using Helen Doron method。 Understanding what, how and why we teach empowers teachers to give professional feedback to parents。

  主持人:提高教育教学质量是每位教师义不容辞的责任,我们在输出更优质的课程方面做了哪些努力?To improve high quality of education is the obligatory responsibility for every teacher, so what efforts have you do to provider higher quality courses?

  Heather Michelle:首先:海伦多兰教学方法是获得学习成功的关键。在中国,许多的家庭对于正面管教颇感兴趣,并利用该方法来有效激励孩子,增强他们的能力。我认为我们的海伦多兰教学法涵盖了这些方法并进行了实践应用。我很喜欢看到教师和家长共同帮助孩子建立自信,成为独立学习者。海伦多兰的创新教学方法的两大核心概念是:1。 采用母语式教学方法,让学生以学习母语的方式获得基本语言技能并从实践经验中学习;2。 采用PIGS、VAK和简短多样化活动的教学方法,这样就可以为孩子创造一个有趣、难忘、互动和参与性的学习体验。

  FIRST: Our teaching method at Helen Doron is the key to successful learning。 In China, there’s a wave of families that are interested in Positive Discipline (正面管教) and using its techniques to help effectively motivate and empower children。 I think the method we use at Helen Doron encompasses these ideals and applies them。 I love to see teachers and parents involved in helping their children become confident and independent learners。 Helen Doron has two main core concepts that create the teaching method: using a mother tongue method that exercises the same essential skills we use when we learn our own language and experiential learning – using PIGS, VAK and short, varied activities – to create a playful experience that is memorable, interactive and engages children in learning process。

  有很多有关这些方法的好处以及我们采用这些方法的示例。下面我就列举一个有关母语的示例。我是美国人,我想问家长一个问题,孩子在哪里可以更快学会英语,在美国还是在中国?几乎所有的家长都会笑一笑或马上大声回答:在美国。我问:为什么?家长马上回答:是因为环境。然后我问,我们如何在中国创造更好的英语环境?

  There’s a lot to share about the benefits and how we use these methods。 I’d like to share one example about mother tongue。 I’m from the US and I like to ask parents where their children might learn English faster – in the USA or in China? Almost immediately all parents smile or say out loud USA。 I ask: Why? Parents point out quickly – environment。 Then I ask how do we create more of an English environment in China then?

  我们需要考虑学习母语的第一项技能才能回答好这个问题,这项技能就是听。海伦多兰教学方法采用有规律的背景听力,让孩子通过吸收声音来推断出语言的含义。背景听力是指孩子可以边听边玩、边画画、边洗澡、边吃饭或做其他事情。这似乎有点“说来容易做来难”,因为通常大多数人都难以坚持。

  To understand how to answer this question, we should consider the first skill you used to learn your native language。 It was listening。 In Helen Doron method, we used regular background hearing to allow children absorb the sounds and infer the meaning of language。 Background hearing means children can play, draw, bathe, eat or do other things while listening。 This sounds easier said than done but usually it’s not easy for most to do consistently。

  我认为中国的大多数家长都很关注孩子的学习,希望看到孩子每一步的结果和进步。听力需要长时间坚持才可见到效果。家长如果无法立即看到听和学的效果就会感到沮丧。只有坚持(更多听力内容输入),才能看到效果(更多复述和说话输出)。这就像去健身一样,你需要相信,你的坚持终将会让你看到锻炼的效果。我很高兴多次看到了这种效果,也看到孩子和家长从我们的方法中受益匪浅。

  In China, I think most parents follow closely with their children’s learning and want to see the result and progress of each step。 For listening, the results are an aftermath of time and consistency。 Parents can feel discouraged when they can’t see the immediate results of how much there are listening and learning。 If you are consistent (more listening input), you will see results (more repeating and speaking output)。 It’s like going to the gym; you need to trust if you exercise, you will start to see the results of your efforts in time。 I have had the pleasure of seeing these results many times and the children and parents who have benefited from our method。

  其次:提高课程质量的另一个关键是音乐、歌曲和舞蹈。海伦多兰的每门课程都有自己的歌曲和舞蹈,其音乐受到世界各地风格的影响。孩子不仅可以通过音乐接触到不同的文化,而且每节课的音乐和舞蹈都有很多好处:

  ? SECOND: Another key advantage that enhances the courses is the music, songs and dances。 Each Helen Doron course has its own songs and choreography with music influenced by styles around the world。 Not only are the children being exposed to different cultures through music but there are great many benefits to music and dance in each class:

  提升自尊,加强团队合作

  ? 帮助记忆(激活情绪,让孩子在声音、肢体语言和语言含义之间产生联想)

  ? 押韵的歌词有助于提升对相似声音的早期音素意识

  ? 让孩子的身心都更加活跃

  ? boosts self-esteem and emphasizes working as a group

  ? aids memory (activates your emotion and children build mental connections between the sounds, body language and meaning)

  ? rhyming lyrics aid early phonemic awareness of similar sounds

  Makes you not only more physical active but also mentally

  还有很多其他好处。海伦多兰每门课程的歌曲和/或舞蹈不仅有文化差异,而且专为适龄儿童设计。

  - to name a few。 In Helen Doron, each course’s song and/or dance not only has cultural variations but also are specifically designed to be age-appropriate。

  第三:专供家长的许多课内外实用资源。家长需要有更多的工具才能为孩子的学习提供持续支持。海伦多兰的小学员喜欢看电视连续剧式的故事,在每一门适龄课程中,都有可爱的、能引起共鸣的角色。孩子定期看或听故事,作为背景听力(这是一种在非母语国家创造英语环境的技巧)。各种课程的各类App让家长有更多机会与孩子互动。课堂上用活动书开展活泼游戏,在家里可以重演,这样家长就不用再问“你学到了什么”这种亘古不变的问题,因为这个问题既不具体,也往往没有效果。反之,家长可以使用活动书中的动画图片和故事来问与孩子所学内容相关的具体问题。此外,我们的专业教师还会以身作则,与家长共同努力,为家长提供更多的想法和反馈,让家长在家中与孩子一起很自然地游戏和使用语言。

  THIRD: Many useful resources for parents in and out of the classroom。 Parents need more tools to support their children’s ongoing learning。 At Helen Doron, young students enjoy a TV series-like story with loveable and relatable characters in each age-appropriate course。 Children watch or listen to the story on a regular basis as background hearing (a technique used to create an English environment in a non-native speaking country)。 Different APPs for a variety of courses provide parents more opportunities to interact with their children。 Activity Books are used during active play in the classroom and reviewed at home so parents can stop asking the age-old question of “what did you learn” – non-specific and often ineffective。 Instead they can use the animated pictures and stories in the book to ask specific questions relevant to what their learning。 Beyond this, our professional teachers set examples and work together with parents to provide more ideas and feedback to parents to play and use the language naturally at home。

  主持人:教师节即将到来,给老师们的送上一句祝福。Please give a simple wish to all of teachers for coming teachers’ Day!

  Heather Michelle:我想向所有的教师和家长献上我的祝福。我认为,家长也是老师,因为家长会让孩子所需的学习和生活技能得以提高。非常感谢所有教师的辛勤耕耘。学习如水,乃生存和成长之根本。当教师激发学生的潜力,激发学生对学习的热情时,就不仅培养了一种影响人的健康和成功的终身习惯,而且播下了一颗可能长成森林的种子。几乎每一个改变世界的非凡事件背后,都有一位教师在默默耕耘。

  I want to send wishes out to all teachers – including parents。 I think as parents we are also teachers as we are supporting the academic and life skills needed for our children。 To all the teachers out there, I thank you for your service to your students。 Learning is like water; it’s essential for survival and growth。 When we have teachers that inspire the best out of us and create a passion for learning, they are not only building life-long habits that influence the health and success of one, but planting a seed that may grow a forest。 Behind almost every remarkable event is a teacher that inspired someone to change the world。

  主持人:Thank you for sharing with us!And have a nice day!

  Heather Michelle:Thank you。

  主持人:以上就是本期节目的全部内容,稍后会有更多嘉宾带来精彩分享,请大家不要走开。