Keep something down I experienced
Before going aboard
Have this opportunity to make a honor presentation by British Council in Malaysia, to tell the truth, I feel honorable and good. So I prepared it for one more week time. I need to say thank you to Daniel and Richard, thanks for them to help me translate some Chinese tables into English first. Secondly, I want to appreciate to my parents and my honey, Nancy. Even they reminded me too many times and too many words, but I understood and knew that they just wanted to show they care me totally. Well, I need to thank to my bosses in Educational bureau at last.
Four days in Malaysia
The first days
I think I'll remember the reception party for speakers and presenters all the time in the evening of the first day. The party was held by the Missioner of British Council in Malaysia. If we need to make our conference successful later, this warm party is a good idea. Not only it make a presenter like me could know the presenters and speakers with each other, but it make me feel respectively. About this, in the evening of days 3, the reception party for everyone is the same.
The second and the last one are good.
The second day, I enjoyed to make so many novel and new friends who attended this conference, no matter speakers, presenters or delegates. Especially the second day, after open remark, I enjoyed the speeches of Philip Hallingers and Alma Harris very much. Because both of their books I have studied during my serious days for my doctoral paper. At this time, I could face to face to talk to them, to listen to their speeches, even to take pictures with them, I feel much proud of it.
And the last day, I got up very early, went jogging around Awana, I could show my commands which I wrote after breakfast below this line.
Awana Tower Hotel is a beautiful place, but if you could get up earlier you will find two more amazing places. One is Awana golf court. It took me about 55 minutes to go jogging and listening to different birds singing on the trees along it. The other one is Awana garden, there are some different kinds of sport courts there. Take a walk in it, wash away your mind which disturbed you all the time. Luckily, I enjoyed both of them happily this morning.
The rough day 3
It's the rough day for me. In the morning when I got up at 5:30 as usual, I feel nervous. And I know that. I just want to have my presentation this afternoon.
I still remembered principal Pan told me that you need to ask someone who know you to ask you questions after you did your presentation at the hall in the afternoon of second day. Because the delegates would ask you any questions which you could expect. Especially most of them came from different countries. Their English accent would be a big challenge for you. If you could handle before and you would feel you did well.
In the evening, during the reception party, he reminded me again. But this time, he wished me to ask someone who not came from Taiwan. Oh, my god, people who not came from Taiwan, who? I doubt? I didn't know who it would be? So at the third day when I got up. Originally, I planned to go jogging. But after getting up I found out my handouts about my presentation unwittingly and studied it hard a time and a time. Even I spent much time to review the datas. But I still couldn't make myself feel comfortable. So I sent many news on Line to tell somebody who could give me a hand(comfortable words). I don't know why? About 10 am, I suddenly understand that I'll feel calm down if I listen to the speech intently. So I almost forgot anything about my report. And it just like a warm spring run into my mind and make me well.
Of course, the presenting time came and it is also went away. Even I couldn't judge how I did, but the topic of my report catch some listeners' eyes. After presenting, many of the listeners who came from different countries came closer to me and ask me many questions about my presentation. And ask me to share more my experiences about how to promote and help students and teachers pay much attention to reading. Well I felt good and felt proud just for I could share our school's successful experiences with everyone.
OK, I could still feel something wrong with my presentation. The first, to make my oral speech smoothly or not. Everyday we teach our students English hard. But do we give our students time to say to answer any questions in English? Or we just ask them to study hard and to get good grades. If we give them much time to express how they feel, what's their opinion, I think it will be better, right? Secondly, on my PPT, if I put more tables and figures and it will to present the results easily.
About my honor presentation of International Conference on School Leadership in the 21st Century which held by British Council in Malaysia. It's my honorable and forgettable experience. I joined it and I learned some lessons from it. To memorize these special days, I wrote them down. To share everyone who like it and of course to make it to be my story in my life.