Maybe every teacher has a different answer about why they came to Teensen. To be honest, it only took me one night to make my decision. Only one night, I quited my job as a math teacher in public high school and then came to Nanchang alone. At that time I didn’t know whether this is suitable decision or not. When I wrote this article, it was exactly two months after I came here. I asked myself and tell you the answer hereinafter.
I summed up my mood in first half month in Teensen: confusion. Not only in teaching, but also in other aspects. Everyday, for example, when the bear rang, students flocked into office room to ask questions and confirm the office time. Even if meal is already cold, teachers never be impatient. I live with two teachers, Shirley and Rachel. When I come home after work every day, I am greeted by the desk which full of homework and teaching plans.It seems that I am not going home every time, but going from one office to another. This state of confusion lasted for nearly half a month. I worked very hard every day, but this effort was relative more passive.
直到9月10日教师节，我清楚的记得那时的所有场景，2班的孩子给每位任课老师送了教师节礼物，给我送礼物的孩子是一个女生，叫程万芷仪，她双手捧着贺卡和礼物双手送到我面前。一个很内向羞涩的女生，鼓起勇气走到你面前，但她喜欢你呀，因此她鼓起勇气，带着这份害羞的勇敢，怯生生地说一句：老师，节日快乐。那一刻大概就是心化了的感觉，那时我也真的没有经验，她害羞，我也害羞啊，弱弱地接下礼物，道声：谢谢。孩子离开办公室后，我肠子都悔青了，恨自己怎么这么不争气。如果再来一次，我一定要站起来，抱抱她，说出钢铁侠对他女儿说的那句话：I love you thousands time。
Until teachers’ on September 10th, I clearly remember all the sense at that time. The students from class 2 sent gifts to their teachers. A girl named 程万芷怡holded the gift with card and handed it to to me. A introverted girl took heart of grace because of favour, timid to say: Happy holidays! At that time I felt full of warmness because I don’t have such a experience before. She is shy and I also be shy. I said thank you in a low voice. After she leaved I was regret. If it were to happen again, I will stand up to hug her and say what iron man said to his daughter: I love you thousands time.
从那一天起，我所有的困惑都有了答案，我这才真切的领会到那句世人都说烂了的台词：teachers are engineers of the soul。我才意识到，班里一个又一个学生，他们都拥有着这世上最纯粹的灵魂和无限发展的可能，而作为他们的老师，作为高中时期陪伴他们时间最长的一个角色，我们要做的是在有限的时间内给予他们无限的爱；是在有限的空间内去发展他们无限的可能；是领着学生沿着知识的小道，向着人类智慧的顶峰攀登。
From that day, all of my confusion has been answered. And I truly understand the words: teachers are engineers of the soul. I just realized that students have the purest soul and infinite probabilities. As their teachers, the character that will accompany with them for the longest time in three years. We should give them infinite love in limited time. It is also develop their infinite possibilities in limited space. It is that lead students towards to the peak of human’s climb.
From that time on, I understood why such a group of teachers around me are willing to sacrifice their time to accompany their children. Why are they so patient and persistent; It’s not because of who gets paid more, it’s not because of who doesn’t need to take a break, it’s because of our deep love for education and students. In a class of 60 or 70 students in a public school, there must be more than a dozen children that you can’t teach or manage, and the teacher’s indifference is basically equivalent to the abandonment for a child. As a teacher, you must constantly ask yourself, have I done my duty ? Can I save another one?
But in Teensen, it is a completely different environment. Small class system of teaching, so that each teacher in class or not have enough energy to pay attention to the development of each student. If the students are weak in math, physics and chemistry, the teacher will give them one-on-one tutoring. If the tutoring doesn’t work, the teachers will hold an urgent conversation to discuss the students’ problems and help the students to find the most suitable subjects. In the end, every student will get the most suitable for their own development and become the best themselves. In some words, in Teensen, we never give up any student.
I realized that this is my ideal education, and this is also the reason why Teensen can go far and fast. Principal Liu, principal Huang fund the school in name of love, Rainy, yue and all the departments make overall planning of teaching, under the side of a number of teachers with deep love for education, diligently work in Teensen everyday. Therefore, Teensen is in the forefront of international education in Jiangxi, and I believe Teensen will also be in the forefront of international education in China someday.
朗读： Cathy Vivian