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Ms. Difalco
发布时间:2016-11-22 [字号: ]


I teach Canadian History 11, Global Geography 12, and English 11 and have been doing so for the past three years. I began teaching in China in Shijiazhuang, and have been in Beijing for two years. Before coming to China I completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History at Carleton University, Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa, and a Holistic Nutrition program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. 

My teaching style focuses on allowing students to learn in a non-traditional sense by exploring multiple perspectives and ways of acquiring information; I encourage students to ask questions, challenge information, and use critical thinking skills when learning something new, rather than blindly accepting it. Developing critical thinking skills is a priority in my classroom because it is highly valued in the west and is directly applicable to university education. Students will be expected to make connections between multiple ideas and subjects that demonstrate a deep understanding and higher order thinking. As such, I see it as my responsibility to prepare students as much as possible so that they will be successful on the next leg of their academic journey. 

I enjoy teaching the students at Beijing 25 because they are enthusiastic, open minded, and willing to learn in new ways. The students are eager to please, hard working, and very respectful. I am constantly surprised at the pace in which the students improve and excel both academically and socially. In addition to academic skills, students are learning and developing teamwork, communication, and citizenship skills in our program. We encourage extra curricular activities, volunteer work, and innovation in the program. 

The staff at Beijing 25 is very cohesive and there is a high degree of mutual respect between the Chinese and foreign staff members. The Chinese teachers go to great lengths to help the foreign teachers with day to day issues that arise when living abroad, in addition to academic related issues. Our success wouldn't be possible without the tireless effort of the Chinese staff and our joint dedication to the success of the program. My experience here has extremely positive and has helped to shape me into the teacher I am today. 


我负责教授加拿大课程中的11年级历史、12年级全球地理,以及11年级英语,在这些学科上我已经有三年的教学经验。来到中国后,我先在石家庄教书,之后来到北京,至今已经两年多了。我毕业于卡尔顿大学,本科修习历史专业,获得了文学学士学位。之后我又在渥太华大学取得了教育学士学位,还在自然营养学学校学习了整体营养学。

我的教学重点是促使学生探索多样化的观点,以及获取信息的方法。我鼓励学生提问,向信息挑战,学习新事物时要批判性地思考,而不是盲目地接受。在我的班上,培养批判性思维是一件很重要的事情,因为西方教育很看重这个能力,同时大学也很重视。课堂上,学生需要将不同的知识和学科联系起来,从而展现出深入的理解力和高层次的思维。我认为帮助学生在学业上充分准备是我的使命,这样他们才能成功地向学术之路迈进一步。

我很喜欢二十五中的学生,因为他们很热情且开放,他们乐于使用新的方法学习;他们很努力地学习;他们尊重老师;他们在学习和社交方面的进步之快,一直让我觉得很惊讶。此外,我们鼓励学生参加课外活动和志愿者活动,注重培养他们的创新意识,学生因此发展了自己的团队合作能力、交流能力和公民技能。

二十五中老师们的团队协作能力很强,中方教师和加方教师彼此尊重对方。中方教师为了帮助加方教师的日常生活问题以及教学中遇到的问题,付出了极大的努力。如果没有中方教师的不懈努力,还有我们双方的通力合作,我们就不可能获得今天的成功。我在二十五中的经历将我塑造成为今天这个更好的我。