校長的信 Principal Letter

posted Nov 13, 2012, 9:01 PM by WebMaster Gcs

各位家長好,

上週六在華府僑教中心,有一場青春導覽員的競賽,華府地區共有六隊參賽,本校派出了四組與會。也正如大多數人所預測,本校得到了三至六名。

若以比賽名次的成本效益來看,實在不高明。事後也有家長反應,為什麼蓋城的學生,使用難度較高的網頁設計去導覽,而不是用PowerPoint,難道比賽規則沒搞清楚嗎?這些我們都很明白,這也是我想向各位報告的。

蓋城也可以派出一組明星隊,使用老師準備的材料,相信獲得好名次的機會一定很高。學校只要付一組的報名費,江老師和王老師只要教一組的學生,保證比較省事,保證比較專精。我們真的那麼不聰明嗎?

教育理論中提到,小孩子的可塑性很高,好老師能激發學生的潛力,為將來奠定良好的基礎。我們的目標不只要教資優生,也要教肯參與的所有學生。蓋城很幸運,有很多好老師,她們做到了,從內心相信學生的能力,耐心且按步就班的教導學生,激發他(她)們的潛力學習更深入的數位科技,透過練習與老師的指導,展現自信,能清楚的表達一個主題。我深深的為我們的學生喝采,也為我們的老師驕傲,在此要說一聲:謝謝江老師,謝謝王老師,謝謝管主任,及其他熱心的家長,成就了這件因緣。

比賽結束了,我們的同學學會了谷歌網頁設計,學會了螢幕錄影導覽,學會了公眾簡報,更建立了自信,這將成為他們一輩子的資產,名次重要嗎?

我們的老師,沒有因為名次的考量,沒有因為怕麻煩,省事,省錢,而放棄任何一位願意參加的學生,並帶領他們達到學習上的另一個高峰,超越了他們認為不可能的任務,名次重要嗎?

名次不重要,學生的學習過程最重要!我深深以蓋城為榮,希望你也有同感

僅祝闔家平安

邢文
森敬上

Dear GCS members,

Gaithersburg Chinese School has enrolled four teams to participate in the contest of The Pride of Taiwan at TECRO last Saturday. There are 6 teams from Greater Washington Area to compete each other. One GCS team won the 3rd place.

If we look at the cost-effectiveness of the ranking in the contest, it is not so clever. GCS also received some feedback from parents questioning why GCS students using more difficult web design instead of a PowerPoint to present at the contest. Did GCS not figure out the rules of the competition? We are very conscious of these, which is what I would like to discuss with you.

GCS, like other schools, could send a star team to the contest with parent prepared material. I believe that will increase the chance to obtain a good ranking. GCS also will save some registration fees as well as big effort by sending only one team to the competition. Are we really not that smart?

A good teacher can inspire a student's potential to lay a good foundation for the future. GCS’s goal is not only to teach gifted students, but also to teach all students who are willing to participate. Luckily, there are a lot of good teachers in GCS. They do believe that the ability of students from their heart, using patience and logic way to help students. They challenge the students’ learning potential and provide necessary guidance that eventually build up student’s confidence. I am proud of student’s presentation as well as teachers’ effort. I take my hat off to Ms. Chiang, Ms. Wang, Dean Kuan, and other enthusiastic parents who made this happen.

The competition is over, but our students have learned the skill of Google web design, learned screen video recording, learned public presentations, and built up self-confidence, which will become their lifetime assets. Do you think the contest result is important?

Our teachers took extra steps to help any student who is willing to participate in the activity, and inspire them to reach another peak on learning. Do you think the contest result is important?

I believe that student learning process is more important than the contest result. Hope you agree with me.

Sincerely yours,

Vincent Hsing

Principal

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