More classroom visitations at Concordia
I observed and made notes on more teachers today. I truly am impressed with the teaching of most teachers here. They are very interested in teaching well. They really make sure that their lessons are active enough to engage the students, they speak Mandarin exclusively (using English only to make sure that something is clear.) The only suggestion that is universal is this: Make the students the center of the lesson; do not worry about telling a story.
After school I went to Starbucks and had a chai tea bag in a latte and it was pretty good! Then we had dinner at Elements: salad and a tandoori chicken wrap. Delicious.
The hotel is really nice. It has a living room (in the picture), kitchen, bedroom bathroom, and study. It has ethernet internet, but because we are in China, I cannot access my own web page, so I can’t post any of these blogs. I can’t access Facebook. I have to just write in a word processor and then get around to this once I get home.