2018年8月22日，上师大附二外美国高中教师培训会议如期举行。On 22 August 2018,the American High School Department held their first conference of the new semester.
Ms Cui Jing,the Head of the American High School division,opened the meeting with an important speech.Firstly,she thanked all the teachers for coming,extended a warm welcome to the new staff and expressed the desire that all staff would join hands in this new chapter of the school semester,working together for the benefit of the students.Secondly,she stressed that the aim of the department is to foster a new era of Chinese youth with a global vision.In order to accomplish this,our multi-cultural team of teachers needs mutual tolerance,mutual understanding and a mutual support to provide students with a high quality of academic courses and a wide range of academic outreach activities.Finally,she extended a sincere invitation to all teachers that her door is always open for them to share any constructive comments or suggestions on the development of the Department with her.
After that,Mr Trevor Wattrus,dean of the International Department,gave a speech.
Trevor posed the question:“How can we do better?”.He gave the answer:“To become a good team.”The word:“TEAM”can be explained in this way:Together Everyone Achieves More.That is,only when we all work together,can we achieve more and glean better results.
Teachers should encourage each other through their own good example;inspire,motivate and encourage students in order to ultimately achieve good educational goals.
This kind of educational administration aims at our responsibility to our students:cultivating good quality students,molding students who study hard,forging students with a sense of discipline,training deep-thinking students and developing students who are prepared for the future.
Trevor made the analogy:“The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound,but he/she has the ability to help others create music.”His purpose in the new semester is to be more like a conductor who can awaken the limitless possibilities in others.
Ms Zhu,head of the Chinese section and Mr Les VerVers,head of the foreign section of Moral Education,then shared with the staff the important contents of the Student Handbook and the Teacher Manual.They encouraged all teachers to work together to help in the moral growth of our students.
This was a very important meeting for the management and staff of the American High School division in which a solid foundation was laid for the new semester-a starting point for a bright new beginning.We believe that the results will be seen in the higher levels of academic and moral excellence in the students in the near future.