This week, a team of four teachers from Qingchuan County, Sichuan Province, led by Prof. Lin Ping, came to our school and observed the teaching and researching activities in the Junior High School from Monday to Wednesday.
During the first two days, the trainee teachers mainly observed classes in Grade Seven and Grade Eight. The classes they observed covered a wide range of class types, lesson types and contents. Although our teachers had been given a very short notice and thus didn’t have enough time to make full preparations, their classes were of high quality and won favorable reviews from Prof. Lin as well as the trainee teachers, showing the teaching abilities and language competence of BFLS Junior High School English teachers. Meanwhile, the students also left a deep impression on the teachers observing classes with their fluent oral English and active thinking.
On Tuesday afternoon, the trainee teachers took part in the training program of all the teachers in Haidian District, during which time one of the main presenters was Gu Lihua, an English teacher from our school. Ms. Gu’s lecture was sung highly of by Prof. Lin Ping who had worked as an instructor of English teaching in Haidian for many years before retiring.
On Wednesday two trainee teachers from Qingchuan presented open classes, one in Grade Seven and one in Grade Eight. Their teaching plans were well designed and both classes were recognized favorably by their instructor.
Each day the trainee teachers would gather to discuss what they had observed and the teachers from our school would join them each time and reflect on our own
We were lucky to be part of the “Excellent Country Teachers Training Program”. It not only provided us with an opportunity to display the teaching quality in BFLS Junior High School but also broadened our horizon and encouraged us to work harder to improve ourselves.