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WESALL First Talk丨阅读是最长情的陪伴

Changsha WES Academy not only brings together experienced expat teachers, but also attracts internationally renowned education experts. In order to develop a closer and better home-school partnership and to share excellent educational resources, we have launched the WESALL (WES Academy of Lifelong Learning) and will continue to introduce a series of international education sharing sessions.

长沙玮希国际学校不仅汇聚了中外国际教育行业的专家老师,也同时吸引了国际知名的教育专家。为了实现家校教育理念的无缝对接,共享国内外优秀的教育资源,我们开设了WESALL(WES家长学校),并将持续推出一系列的关于国际教育的分享。


This week, WESALL was honored to welcome our first guest speaker – Dr. Katherine McKnight. Dr. McKnight is a writer, educator and educational consultant with a worldwide reputation as an internationally recognized expert on Literacy. Her sharing has inspired the parents on helping children build literacy skills at home and teachers on developing students’ literacy skills in classroom.

本周,WESALL有幸迎来了第一位教育大咖:Katherine McKnight博士。McKnight博士是一位作家、教育家和教育顾问,在全球享有盛誉,是公认的读写教育方面的国际专家。此次,Mcknight博士的教育心得分享不仅受到在校家长的热烈欢迎,也同样提升了在校老师们在阅读和书写方面的教学技能。


Many parents signed up for this session and the room was packed with audience. Parents were listening attentively and enjoyed the talk of Dr. McKnight. According to Dr. McKnight, adults should guide the children to read through a variety of ways, rather than force them to read, for example, helping younger children to choose a proper book list, organizing reading clubs and reading picture books to develop and keep children’s passion and confidence in reading.

McKnight博士的分享讲座吸引了众多家长报名参与,整个会场济济一堂,座无虚席,家长们各个神情专注,兴致盎然。讲座中,McKnight博士介绍,成人需要通过各种方式去引导孩子愿意选择阅读,而不是逼迫孩子去阅读,比如,可以帮助低龄孩子选择好的阅读书目,通过开展读书俱乐部、绘本阅读等活动让孩子对阅读持续充满兴趣和自信。讲座结束后,家长们积极与博士进行交流和提问,希望通过这次家长课堂进一步学习了解如何提升孩子对阅读的兴趣。


Literacy is a foundation of learning and builds sustainable development. Reading is important for many reasons. It provides access to stronger education and stimulates creativity and imagination, essentials in the healthy development of children.

读写能力是学习的基础。读写能够打开自我认知的大门,找到自己的优势,发展自己的创造力和独创性,是自身发展和积极参与社会事务的先决条件。因此,我们认为,必须确保所有的孩子都能得到良好的读写训练,使他们能够更好地生活。


We expect our children to enjoy reading, to love reading. We look forward to the next session of WESALL. Mission for parents at WES – to become internationally minded lifelong learners.

期待我们的孩子能够享受阅读,爱上阅读;静待我们下一期的家长学堂火爆开场。让我们和老师、孩子们一起做一个具有国际视野的终身学习者吧。


Guest Profile 嘉宾简介

Dr. McKnight’s career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University ofIllinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. She travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and a sought-after speaker.

McKnight博士在 25 年前成为了芝加哥公立学校系统内的一名高中英语教师,自此开启了她的教育生涯。她先后在乔治华盛顿大学与东北伊利诺伊大学获得文学学士学位与教育学硕士学位,随后在伊利诺伊大学芝加哥分校取得了博士学位。目前她在美国路易斯大学担任特聘研究教授。作为一名职业发展顾问和广受欢迎的演讲者,她的足迹遍布世界各地。