The new semester is about to start, are you ready? Are you eager to try something new or show your talents in the new semester? Most importantly, will you fight for the GPA?
同样期待新学期到来的，还有慧昇书院的老师们。他们已经进行了密集紧凑的培训，开始了教学计划的编写，并在8月25日参加了为由慧昇书院举办，由美国大学理事会（Collegeboard） AP 名师 Rebecca McFarlan主讲的学术研讨会。
Not only students, teachers of Huisheng IPA are also looking forward to the new semester and have well prepared for it. They have participated in intensive training and started to make teaching plans. In addition, teachers attended the academic seminar hosted by Huisheng IPA on August 25 and lectured by Rebecca McFarlan, a famous AP English teacher and counselor of Collegeboard.
本次研讨会的主讲人是Rebecca McFarlan。McFarlan 老师目前是在美国俄亥俄州辛辛那提的印第安山高中教授英语科目，是美国国家委员会的认证教师，也是美国大学理事会教学发展委员会成员及顾问导师。Ms. McFarlan 自 2012 年起在中国开展 AP 和 PreAP 研讨会， 致力于重点关注中国学生的英语课程。
It is a great pleasure to invite Ms. Rebecca McFarlan to our school for seminar. She currently teaches English at Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Besides, she is a certified teacher of National Council , and member of the College Board. Ms. McFarlan has been conducting AP and PreAP seminars in China since 2012, focusing on English courses for Chinese students.
Ms. McFarlan 向慧昇书院老师们介绍了在课程大纲的设计上如何做好不同级别的衔接，也和老师们一起进行了关于如何成为一个优秀学生，和如何激励学习能力较弱的学生的热烈讨论。Ms. McFarlan 老师拥有非常丰富的教学经验，不仅给慧昇书院的老师们树立了优秀教师的榜样， 还以英语课内容为载体，给各科老师提供了丰富的课堂思维训练的方式，比如如何向学生提问不同理解层次的问题，以及把语法贯穿到批判性阅读中。
In the seminar, Ms. McFarlan introduced to the teachers how to connect different learning levels in the design of the curriculum, had a heated discussion with the teachers about how to be an excellent student and how to motivate the students with weak learning ability. Moreover, Ms. McFarlan has rich experience in teaching, not only setting up the model of an excellent teacher, but providing teachers with various critical thinking teaching approach by using examples in English class, such as how to ask students questions with different levels of understanding and the fusion of critical reading and grammar.
慧昇书院的老师们也和Ms. McFarlan 分享了很多教学实际中的案例，一起分析讨论，整一天的研讨会让老师们收获颇丰，也给新学期的教学注入了新的活力。
Teachers also shared many practical teaching cases with Ms. McFarlan for analysis and discussion. The whole day's seminar benefited the teachers a lot and injected new vitality into the teaching in the new semester.
Huisheng IPA, a school full of diversity, you can find learning opportunities everywhere.
As a famous saying goes: "Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching."