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Hello everybody!😃 Welcome back to Magic Math Mandarin. Since we are staying home because of covid-19, we brought our classes to google classroom so our students can keep on learning even during this pandemic👩🏫. Now we can all communicate with each other online💻. In this classroom we will be learning Chinese🈷, math➗, and programming👩💻. Our teachers will put new assignments everyday about each topic. If you would also like to join our wonderful classrooms then here is the class code mtxl6j4
Remember to stay home and don’t get sick!😷 Please join our classroom today!👍💖
Stephen Covey, in “7 Habbits of Highly Effective People”, described how relationship with people is “slow is fast”. The faster or “efficient” you want it to be, the slower it is. The slower you are in developing the basis of a genuine relationship, the faster the relationship builds.
The same is true for teaching young children.
Be slow, very slow, try to understand what he/she understands and does not understand. We each live in our world and can be universe away from what a young child’s world is if we assume our logic is universal. To assume every child must be fast learner without any difficulty is stupid and robotic.
Actually, everyone, except the rare few, learns fast when the start is slow because our minds need the time to link the new with the old. Like a building, only if you take the time to make sure foundation is solid can you build a tall one that does not collapse soon.
Sit down on the floor, so that you are lower than the child. Now look up at the face of the angel and ask her “can we play a game together? If one hand has 5 fingers, then how many fingers I will have if I have 3 hands…”