2018 JESIE Summer Orientation Training
JESIE held its Summer Orientation Workshop during the last week of August. New and returning teachers gathered in Nanjing to get to know each other, discover and improve teaching methods and more.
The workshop started with the introduction of the members of the administration and head teachers from Wuxi and Nanjing, after which new teachers were asked to introduce themselves. These brief introductions were followed by an overview of the orientation schedule and a short presentation of JESIE.
Before diving into the main topic of the training session, teaching, a few talks were given to the new teachers to help them get familiar with the Chinese culture, including the workplace, everyday life, legal matters such as laws and regulation pertaining to work visas, residence permits, as well as some safety tips.
Throughout the week, experienced teachers gave presentations on various aspects of teaching. What makes a good teacher? What are the ESL/EFL methods, techniques and strategies used in JESIE classrooms? What are good games? What are the most common mistakes to avoid? One teacher who has been with JESIE for a year shared his good calls and talked about what mistakes he made during his first year.
The wide array of knowledge and experience from different teachers presented during this orientation session gave both new and experienced teachers useful tools to start the new school year.