When: September 2021
Where: Shanghai, Mainland China
Institution: Shanghai Wenlai School
Text: Maxim Gorky’s My Childhood
The teachers used Pre-Texts’ pedagogy to integrate play, custom activities and assessment with 210 6th grade students at Shanghai Wenlai reading Maxim Gorky’s My Childhood together. The students discussed the author’s relationships with his grandfather and grandmother and showed their interpretations through drawings, drama, and sound performance. During these sessions, East China Normal University, Shanghai Education Bureau, SH Public Examination Authority and principals of top schools conducted classroom observation of eight teachers, these are some of their appreciations:
Win-win – growth in teachers’ professional development and passion in teaching, as well as students’ growth.
Multiple strategies are seen to fulfill teaching goals.