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  • As much as I love my classes, I'm acutely aware of how restricted my students and I

    儘管我很愛我的班級,但我意識到當我想用英文與他們更進一步溝通時

  • feel in terms of communicating on a deeper level

    我們雙方都感覺到了某種程度上的限制

  • Sometimes, it's funny-- we speak really slowly and use over-the top body

    這通常很有趣,我們大多時候都慢慢說

  • language to express our thoughts

    並加上各種肢體語言來表達我們的想法

  • Teaching on Jinmen I've develop the enthusiasm of a game show host

    在金門教學時,我變身為唱作俱佳的綜藝節目主持人

  • but other times our pantomimes seem more like an exercise in frustration

    但大多時候挫折多過於歡笑

  • I once had a student stand over my desk trying to explain to me something

    曾經有一個學生站在了我的辦公桌邊,試著向我解釋當天早上

  • upsetting that happened at her home that morning

    他家裡發生的一些不愉快

  • a fact I later learned from her homeroom teacher

    後來經過她導師的解釋,我才能瞭解事情的全貌

  • Of course, there's nothing I'd rather do than forge that kind of relationship

    我多麼希望

  • with my students

    我可以和坐下來和學生面對面討論

  • the one where we could discuss their feelings or at least discuss topics

    我們對事情的感受,而不是只是問問

  • more stimulating

    "你昨天幾點睡覺"

  • than what time did you go to bed? but for reasons beyond our control,

    這種沒有太多深度的話題。但回到現實世界,

  • this kind of verbal relationship is out of the question. that's why dance,

    我能做的真的不多。這就是為什麼跳舞,

  • the universal language, has become such an meaningful part of my daily routine here.

    這種國際語言,成為我日常生活中很重要的一部分

  • It's through dance that I feel I can finally collaborate with my students in a way

    透過舞蹈,我覺得我終於可以和我的學生們一起完成一些有意義的挑戰

  • that's significant and challenging for both parties to the encounter.

    組織一個快閃舞的想法於焉形成

  • we had this idea to organize a flashmob on Jinmen

    對於金門這個小島來說,我們可以在短時間內吸引觀眾的眼光並引起興趣

  • We figured it would be fun to introduce this phenomenon to our small

    我們想要做的不僅僅是教舞

  • island,

    我們希望能帶起一個跳舞的風氣

  • we knew we could garner spectators and interest in a short amount of time.

    並讓全金門的學生一起共同完成這個表演

  • We also wanted to do more than just teach a dance class, we wanted to create

    這是一段非常愉快的旅程

  • a dance community

    我們到過不同的學校,也認識了很多新同學

  • with in which students all across the island could work together towards a final goal.

    每個學生似乎都很喜歡快閃舞的舞步

  • It's been a pleasure traveling to the various schools,

    但他們更興奮有機會走出校園

  • and meeting new students.

    完成這個壯舉

  • Everyone seemed to enjoy the choreography element of the flashingmob,

    當語言不一定能通時,舞蹈提供了一個自我表達的創意出口

  • but more than that- they were excited by the opportunity to take part in

    更成為建立溝通的橋樑

  • something that reached beyond their campus walls.

    當我是個學生的時候,我總是很享受戶外教學

  • Where language has failed us, dance has provided an outlet for creative

    現在身為一個新手老師,我努力為學生創造一個同時用身體和頭腦

  • self-expression,

    學習英文的空間

  • and has served as an instrument for building connections

    無論是透過游泳、跳舞或是在島上的某個廣場上

  • As a student, I always enjoyed learning outside of the classroom.

    和其他學生一起快閃

  • Now, as a new teacher I strive to create a space for students to learn

    在另一個異國文化環境中生活了五個月

  • English with their bodies and minds,

    我逐漸了解到適當的結合口說和肢體語言

  • whether through swimming, dance, or flash mobbin' the local square with students

    是有效的溝通的不二法門

  • from around the island.

    所以在課堂上,我告訴我的學生

  • Having lived in a cross-cultural context for five months,

    學英文是可以很有創意的,可以不只是強記單詞字彙

  • I continue to realize how healthy integration of verbal communication

    我想,如果我們都可以在快樂的跳舞的同時學英文

  • and bodily cues is crucial for effective communication.

    那麼我們不僅能激發新的溝通技巧

  • So in the classroom, I want to teach my kids that learning English can be more

    並能看到互相不同的面貌,加深對彼此的認識

  • than memorizing vocabulary

    在11月校慶時

  • and that it can ultimately be a creative outlet. My thinking is that if we can have fun

    我藉機觀察到學生

  • and let it all out while moving within foreign

    在我課堂以外的表現

  • language, well not only ignite new communication skills,

    從傳統的擊鼓表演、現代舞

  • but also meet each other in a new realm. At my school's anniversary celebration in

    體育競賽等

  • the November,

    亞瑟,一個四年級末段班的小流氓

  • I was able to watch my students interact and move around outside

    他的擊鼓表演的張力震撼了我

  • of class through traditional druming performances, contemporary dance and

    也激發了我把更多音樂與運動的元素結合到我的英語教學

  • sports contents.

    同樣地,我也透過參加在當地大學提供的有氧課程來練習我的中文

  • Arthur, a back-row hooligan in the fourth grade, wowed me with his expressive

    學習不同的肢體律動

  • drumming, and inspired me

    並加強了我和我的夥伴教師之間的連結

  • to further incorporate music and movement into my teaching.

    我希望透過這些教學,可以灌輸信心給讓我的學生們

  • Similarly, I've strengthened my relationship with my LET outside of school through

    讓他們勇於用他們

  • aerobics class

    最擅長的方式去溝通

  • at the local university, where I pracice my Chinese and express myself to a

    生活在異地加上語言隔閡,每天下課後

  • different beat.

    最輕鬆的選擇是回到舒適圈,待在只說英語的傅爾布萊特朋友身邊

  • I hope that these teaching methods instill confidence within the students to

    這樣我就不用絞盡腦汁

  • communicate with whichever tools are most comfortable

    用我有限的中文來跟在地人交流

  • and natural for them. While living in a foreign country

    然而,這樣我就放棄了許多瞭解金門豐富文化資產

  • with an unfamiliar language, it would have been easy to come home after school each

    的重要機會

  • day

    也損失了認識金門朋友的可能性。我用來闖蕩金門的兩句話

  • and retreat my own Eglish-speaking bubble within the Fulbright community.

    包括

  • This would have required less effort and energy than racking my brain to use my

    "洗手間在哪裡?"

  • limited Chinese to communicate with locals.

    和"我想要一碗牛肉麵"

  • But then I would have missed out on Jinmen's many cultural offerings as well as

    在我的課堂上並不靈光

  • the opportunity to meet

    因此我決定報名加入社區大學的課程

  • the friendly people call Jinmen HOME. I decided to involve myself in the

    我選擇中國傳統舞蹈的主因之一

  • community

    是在跳舞時,我並不需要瞭解老師說的每一句話

  • by registering for classes at the Community College. Since my go-to

    舞蹈是一種世界共通語言,透過它我們可以傳達思想和情感

  • phrases of

    也因為和舞蹈班的同學有共同的興趣

  • "where's the bathroom?" and "I would like a bowl of beef noodle soup"

    我們也變成了好朋友

  • were little use in class, I was forced to improve my Chinese communication skills.

    中國舞蹈更激發我對在地的文化的興趣

  • One reason that I joined a traditional Chinese dance class to participate

    我非常期待以後回到美國以後

  • without needing to understand every word the teachers said.

    和我的美國學生分享我在金門所學到的舞蹈

  • Dance is a universal language through which ideas and emotions can be expressed

    就像我能透過舞蹈

  • I was able to develop relationships with some women in the clss

    跟我在金門的學生分享美國文化一般

  • through our shared interest in expression through movement.

    今年秋天,我換了所學校,開始在金湖國小工作

  • Chinese dance also motivated me to learn more about the local culture.

    我和之前的學生們一起參與快閃

  • I look forward to sharing what I learned in this dance class with my future

    藉由這樣和他們保持聯繫

  • students in the states,

    週末時

  • just as I was able to share aspects of American culture through dance with my

    早上和學生約在六年級教室

  • students in Jinmen.

    準備開始練舞

  • In the fall, i switch schools and began working at Jihu Elementry.

    還記得在當我在中正國小

  • Participating in the Jinmen and flashmob has enabled me to continue a

    走進教室時

  • relationship with my former students.

    我看見了一群滿臉興奮但困惑、睡眼惺忪的小臉

  • On weekends, I wake up early in the morning

    我開始表演舞蹈後

  • to meet with my former students -whom, of their own accord,

    有些學生覺得很興奮,有些則是有點猶豫、害羞

  • gather in the sixth grade classroom of the school campus to dance

    但到了最後,整間教室的學生都動了起來,他們非常享受當下的舞蹈,玩得非常開心。

  • I remember walking into the classroom at Zhong Zheng elementary

    我教的這種舞蹈是一種傳統的非洲舞蹈-Skelesu

  • in the morning and facing a classroom

    廣受當地大眾媒體

  • of excited, sleepy, bewildered and intrigued sixth graders.

    及國際的喜愛

  • I performed the dance for them and some were immediately excited

    來金門之前

  • and some were hesitant and skeptical.

    我從沒想過會藉由這支舞蹈

  • In the end, the entire classroom was learning the dance and enjoying themselves.

    來分享我奈及利亞祖先的文化遺產

  • The particular dance and i tought- the "skelewu"

    此外,我更從來沒有想到教舞

  • is a Nigerian dance currently circulating in the African media

    會加強我們之間的關係

  • as well as internationally.

    舞蹈是一種奇妙的媒介,因為它不需要文字就可發展成一個故事

  • Prior to coming here, I never would have imagined sharing my Nigerian American

    透過這次經驗,我的學生不是只學到了

  • heritage

    一個個的舞蹈動作

  • through dance with students on Jinmen. Moreover,

    而更是了解多元文化與傳承

  • I nI never would have thought that teaching thithis dance would have strengthened our

    舞蹈最美的地方是不用透過文字便能溝通

  • relationship.

    今年初,我來自台灣的同事相當熱情,非常地歡迎我

  • Dance is a wonderful medium because it tells a story without words,

    但我知道在我們之間有著語言的隔閡

  • and through this experience I have been able to teach my students not the steps

    有限的字彙,總阻礙著我們的溝通

  • of a dancing toutine,

    從九月到十一月

  • but about diversity.

    所有的老師都參加了在我學校舉辦每週一次的健美操舞蹈班

  • The beautiful thing about dance is that you don't need words to communicate.

    在這種環境下,我們離開了我們的舒適圈

  • At the beginning of the year, my Taiwanese colleagues were friendly and welcoming,

    搖晃我們的臀部跳恰恰,雖然感到有點笨笨呆呆的

  • but I was certainly aware of the barrier between us. My limited

    但它有助於打破僵局。

  • Chinese and their limited English restricted our communication.

    透過這些課程

  • From September through November, all of the teachers at my school attended a weekly

    我感覺到與同事

  • aerobics dance class together.

    處在同一個空間不那麼拘謹了

  • In this environment, we all felt silly and out of our comfort zones,

    隨著時間的變化,放學後

  • shaking our hips and doing the cha cha but it helped break

    我們開始會一起吃晚餐或喝茶聊天

  • the ice.

    這個活動的高潮,是我們校慶100週年的表演

  • Through these classes, I was able to get to know my coworkers

    從服裝搭配到所有的準備工作,對我們來說是一場大秀

  • in a sace that felt less formal and where I felt less conscious

    藉此我融入了學校這大家庭,就像是多年的老朋友一樣

  • of differences between us.

    我的人際關係持續增長

  • As time went on, my coworkers started to reach out to me,

    現在,不論我獨自或協同教學

  • inviting me to chat me relax over tea or dinner after school.

    本地老師們更願意幫助我,並嘗試和我用英語溝通

  • The culmination of our aerobics class was a teacher performance at our school's

    隨著時間增長

  • 100th

    我們的相處更加融洽

  • anniversary.

    我想這要歸功於舞蹈課

  • It was quite a show, matching outfits and all.

    提供了培養友誼的平台

  • I felt like a real part of my school's family, like I was among friends.

    在金門教課的經驗對我來說比較像是場冒險

  • My relationships have continued to grow, and now,

    一開始我並不清楚學生們的英語程度,加上我的學生是高年級的班級,我感到有些緊張

  • teachers are more willing to help me in the classroom when I'm teaching alone,

    因為這年齡層的孩子比較有自己的主見。學年剛開始時很順利,我也希望這能持續下去

  • and are more open to trying to communicate with me in English.

    與學生建立一個良好的關係對我來說很重要

  • Whhile the improvement in our relationship is obviously due to

    無論是在校內或是校外,我相信我都做到了這一點

  • the increase comfort that grows with time, I really do credit our dance class

    在課堂上我總希望嘗試用有趣、活潑或合作等教學方法

  • for providing the platform upon which I have been able

    這讓我有機會去了解我的學生,也讓他們

  • to cultivte this friendships.

    增加自信心

  • My teaching experience in Jinmen has been an adventure. I didn't know what to expect in terms of

    當然,這不是完美的

  • the student's English skills, and I was nervous about teaching upper elementary

    有些學生比較害羞而有些則是調皮,要讓這些學生一起

  • at the age kids are sassy. The school year started off smoothly and has continued to be so.

    加入是有點困難,特別是因為一些班級有多達20多個學生

  • Forming a good relationship with my student is important to me,

    這就是為什麼我喜歡在課餘時間與他們互動,例如午餐時間或課外活動

  • and I believe I was able to do that both in and out of class.

    我可以了解學生在其他環境中的表現,知道他們各式各樣的才華

  • In class I've tried to teach through fun, dynamic and coopertive and activities.

    我高年級的學生大多對於英語和美國文化很感興趣

  • These classes offer me opportunities to get to know my students and for them to gain

    特別是歌曲,電影或音樂影片

  • confidence.

    瞭解到我的學生如此喜歡音樂和舞蹈後,我知道我們的快閃舞計畫

  • Of course, no class is perfect-

    將會很適合他們

  • some students are shy while others are nughty. Connecting with these students

    當LEAH來學校教舞時,許多孩子既興奮又緊張

  • can be difficult, especially since some classes have up to 20 students.

    有些舞蹈動作是比較困難的,那些自我意識強的學生

  • That's why I enjoy time outside of class, such as lunch or extracurricular

    立刻就想放棄

  • activities,

    但我知道他們只是需要一些鼓勵和不斷地練習,就會發現他們自己的潛力

  • when I can see my students in other environments and learn about their talents.

    我們第二天再一次練習,把每一個步驟慢慢地教

  • Most of my older students have become interested in English language

    讓每個人都可以跟上

  • an American culture- often through songs, movies, or music videos.

    雖然有些學生會抱怨,但課程最後總是以歡笑收尾

  • Having seen how much my students enjoy music and dance, I knew that our project would

    我喜歡教舞,因為它給了我一個機會

  • be perfect for them.

    讓我與學生建立友誼的橋梁,幫助他們克服種種挑戰

  • When Leah visited my school to help teach the dance, many were both excited

    我想他們是因為上課沒有壓力所以感覺相當興奮吧

  • and nervous, some of the dance moves were difficult and the sassier your students wanted to give up

    他們也學了金門其他所學校學生的舞蹈

  • almost immediately,

    努力的成果將在最後的表演呈現出來

  • but I knew they just needed an extra push and more practice to realize their potential.

    在山外的公車站的快閃舞令大家十分興奮

  • We practice again the next day, breaking down each part slowly

    家人、朋友們都特別前來觀看我們的舞蹈

  • so everyone could master the steps.

    在地等車的乘客也都感到驚喜

  • Even though some students complained, class always ended in laughter and smiles.

    這個活動將學生原本消極的態度轉化為積極的行動

  • I enjoy teaching the dnce because it gave me another opportunity

    而我讓他們認識到舞蹈再加一點點創意就能展現出...

  • to connect with my students and help them over come a challenge.

    "我最型"

  • I think they were excited to be in class with no pressure.

  • They were also excited to learned the same dace as so many other students in Jinmen.

  • All of their hard work finally came together in the final performance.

  • Performing the flashmob in Shanwai bus station was exhilarating-

  • family and friends came to watch us all dance

  • Locals waiting for the bus aslo pleasantly surprised.

  • By channeling some students' more negative attitudes into a positive activity,

  • help them realize that mixing dance and sass can only produce

  • one thing: Swag

As much as I love my classes, I'm acutely aware of how restricted my students and I

儘管我很愛我的班級,但我意識到當我想用英文與他們更進一步溝通時

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