BRFLS uploaded the educational philosophy of “progressive and quality education.” This combines traditional Chinese elementary teaching philosophies with western philosophies. In turn, this kind of teaching creates a school with its unique characteristics and view of internationalization.
We believe in the Wuwei philosophy of teaching. The teachers at BRFLS set a good example for the students by listening, respecting, and trying to understand them. Faculties also guide students through emotional development. We hope that our students will continue to progress during their time here. The education philosophy of Wuwei is a harmonious combination of traditional Chinese culture and modern-day pedagogy.
The Chinese Department is a team in which not only values traditions, but also the advances with the constantly changing world. This group consists of experienced and young creative teachers. This diversified team is both efficient and energetic.
For many years, the Chinese Department has been going by the motto of “less pressure, higher efficiency.” And they do what they say! The BRFLS Chinese teachers value the traditional Chinese culture. Therefore, they are committed keeping traditional Chinese culture, but still incorporate modern Chinese teaching.
The Chinese Department is also the advisory committee for several of the students’ clubs, BRFLS website, school events, and performance hosts. Every semester, this department organizes a composition and calligraphy competition. These competitions are very much enjoyed by the students.
Every member on this team is not only strict with their teaching, but also with themselves. They care deeply about improving their personal qualities.
They try their best to improve by reading a lot. Reading is a good habit all of them have picked up. One teacher said, “One who is filled with knowledge, always behaves with sophistication.”
The Chinese Department is committed to the development of Chinese education at BRFLS. They believe that Chinese is the foundation to be successful in all other subjects. Therefore, providing a good Chinese education is crucial.
The English Department at BRFLS is energetic, hardworking, dedicated, and professional. It also has the largest number of foreign teachers in comparison to other departments. They are indeed an international team.
The English Department not only values teamwork, but they also value individual development. For example, every English teacher will present a demo class to display their teaching skills to the team. At the same time, other teachers observe their demo class. After the open classes, the team leader will gather the teachers and they will give each other feedback. At these seminars, teachers question each other and give constructive feedback to the presenter. In this style, everyone can make significant contributions and the team is strengthened as a whole.
The teachers’ focus is on the students. They value every student’s personal and academic development. Every semester, students have chances to display their English skills by taking part in a variety of English contests. Some of these contests include a singing contest and spelling bee. The purpose of these contests is to improve the students’ enthusiasm to study English and improve their confidence.
Teachers from the English Department actively encourage their students to participate in competitions outside of school, such as the ACT Spoken English Competition and CCTV Star of Outlook English Talent Competition. So far, students have been very successful in the competitions. These competitions have broadened their perspectives and improved their self-confidence.
In the future, the BRFLS English Department will continue to progress. They are dedicated to the English education at BRFLS and to cultivating international talents!
The International Course Center consists of international teachers. Half of the team is Chinese teachers who speak fluent English, and the other half is qualified experienced foreign teachers. They are all young and full of passion.
The faculty of the International Course Center encourages students’ exploration, promotes students to be independent thinkers, life-long learners, and participants in world affairs. Students are not only expected to complete the compulsory education, they also have the solid foundation to be leaders of the future.
The Art Department is a young, professional team that is full of love and vitality. Our goal is to have children draw freely and happily. Teachers use their hearts to help students realize their dreams grow, and perceive beauty.
The Art Department’s educational philosophy is that the art of education is the art of love. Teachers will use love to care for each student, and let them fully develop their artistic talents.
Teachers in the Art Department use the United States K12 art teaching material, which helps students’ critical thinking and communication skills. It combines teaching guidance, practice training, and literacy ability to stimulate students’ creativity. This book focuses on the design principles of artistic elements, and the different methods artists can use to express emotional feelings. The two main teaching sections are the basic teaching of art and the practical training of art. The basic art teaching is about how to explore, appreciate, and analyze the visual world around us, and how students can improve their art by introducing artistic elements and design principles. The practical training of art includes the process of creation. Through this, students can use their artistic skills to better understand artistic elements and design principles.
The teachers want students to combine emotion and art. Teachers encourage students to express the unique feelings they get from their surroundings by using their brushes. They want to guide students to feel beauty, find beauty, create beauty, and enjoy beauty. The Art Department hopes students can have fun and be happy by finding beauty in the things around them and expressing
The Department of Math is a warm, united and harmonious family composed of 18 teachers.
The middle-aged teachers in the group are very experienced in teaching and diligent to do research. Young teachers are eager to learn knowledge in a very positive attitude. There is a feeling of unity and cooperation within this department. A relaxed and harmonious atmosphere is formed.
Mathematics is a subject which requires a particularly high degree of logical thinking. Math teachers are very good at critical and logical thinking. They have very deep and insightful ideas which can be explained to students very clearly.
The Department of Math actively carries out various teaching and research activities. They keenly explore the teaching model for students of different ages and lead them into the wonderful mathematical garden, and let them explore the magic and mysteries in the kingdom of mathematics. In the actual teaching, teachers pay attention to cultivating students to learn knowledge with the sense of mathematics, and they hope to expand students’ mathematical thinking, and constantly improve their ability to analyze problems and solve problems. Further, students’ practical ability and innovative spirit are also trained by our teachers.
The Math department bears the job of teaching one most important course in school. They work very hard, only for the growth and development of students. They devoted themselves silently and selflessly.
The Bilingual Department of BRFLS is a young team, but it has strong teaching resources. There are a total of 12 teachers in the group, with four foreign teachers from the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The other eight teachers all have experience studying abroad.
This diverse cultural background makes the bilingual group have a more open vision and think from more perspectives. They pay more attention to teaching students to be global citizens. They combine advanced educational ideas from the West with traditional Chinese culture to create a truly bilingual educational approach.
In the classroom, they focus on cultivating children’s innovation, critical thinking, time management, practical abilities, presentation skills, and teamwork. They guide students to fall in love with thinking and not to follow others blindly. They hope to make students realize that both science and society are important parts of human life.
After class, the bilingual teachers improve themselves by putting more effort into learning.
They actively participate in a variety of trainings inside and outside the school in order to enhance their teaching quality and broaden their teaching ideas. They prepare lessons in groups, explaining teaching plans, sharing games, and sharing class management methods. This training makes the bilingual teachers become more confident when facing various situations in the classroom.
The bilingual group always believes that teaching is not merely a simple job like being a craftsman. The job of educators is more complex and requires time both in and out of the classroom.
The Physical Education Department adheres to the educational principle proposed by Principal Ren. This principle states that, “Students should have two wings to fly high in the sky. One of the wings should be physical education”.
The department continues to gain more highly skilled teachers. Swimming and badminton are two of the strongest sports. The department also offers soccer, basketball, football, baseball, golf, martial arts, taekwondo, roller skating, sports, and dance.
The sports team currently has a total of more than 10 teachers. Some teachers were famous swimmers at the national master level. Abo was a long-distance runner on Iran’s national team and holds two Doctorate degrees. Tian Xiaozhen was a member of the national taekwondo team, and was even the national taekwondo champion. Other teachers are also experienced in badminton, baseball, and basketball.
The P.E. Department holds at least one major event every month. In fall, they hold the sports meet, and in spring, the hold the bilingual fun games, the shuttlecock competition, the martial arts competition, the rope skipping competition, the tug of war contest, the swimming
competition, and level-breakthrough games. The P.E. department hopes students can show their understanding and friendship in a fair, competitive atmosphere. The department as also wants children to develop both morally and physically through their participation in sports.
The Dance Department is a young and energetic team. The average years of experience of all four dance teachers is 17 years. They have a very progressive, unique, and professional teaching philosophy.
The dance courses teach the children to create beautiful and elegant body movements. “Integrated teaching” is used to combine professional and fun teaching together.
Our teaching philosophy is to change the practice of basic skills into more creative and complex dance practices. We have this philosophy so that children will develop a love for dance.
Our dance teachers not only have a wealth of teaching experience, but they also have versatile talents. With joint efforts, they organize a Children’s Day Show, New Year’s Gala, and Star Wangfu Competition, and other events every year.
The Music Department is young, energetic, and a proactive team. All seven of the teachers work very closely together.
In addition to teaching their classes, they also lead various clubs such as chorus, electro band, GuZheng, Pipa, electric piano, etc. These clubs have wonderful performance and competitions.
Teachers in the Music Department are highly educated, and have are very professional. They have led students to achieve great success in multiple competitions.
With enthusiasm in teaching, the children are able to spread their wings in the world of music and appreciate the joys of art.
The Primary School uses the American style small-class teaching. In class, teachers’ guidance is combined with students’ self-exploration; Hands-on practice is combined with cooperative learning. An open classroom is also used to show student results. Therefore, students have time to participate in learning activities and are given ample opportunities to state their ideas and freely express themselves. The school values interactions among students and the interaction between students and teachers. Teachers care about students’ development, and students can happily study here. Furthermore, in order to develop their individuality, every student can participate in a variety of activities, including swimming, dance, and calligraphy.
Comprehensive Quality Class: Based on the completion of core courses from the nine – year compulsory education, teachers strengthen the development of students on “one main body with two wings body with two wings”.
Art-talented Class: Besides the completion of core courses, classes also focus on students’ artistic perception and expression.
International Class: Foreign and Chinese teachers manage the class teaching activities and students’ daily lives. Classes use advanced theme-based teaching philosophies.dopted.
Interest Classes Training
In order to meet national standards, respect every student’s individual development, and educate fully-developed students, Principal Ren proposed the philosophy of ‘one child with two wings’. Specifically, this proposal requires that students not only focus on their academic studies, but also focus on the development of their artistic talents and physical health. In this way, students will not only enhance their academic skills, but also improve their artistic appreciation and sports abilities. Fully-developing many talents rather than focusing on a single development is important for students who wish to join the trend of globalization.
Every day from 15:50-17:20, the students attend interest classes in order to grow their arts and sports wings.
Diversified education for all-around development: There are nearly 60 different kinds of interest classes in BRFLS, including the areas of music, PE, arts and science. As it is difficult for students to make up their minds when choosing an interest class, Principal Ren proposed another thoughtful idea called “1+X”. This proposal allows students to choose one subject they enjoy to have for a long-period study called “1”. The “X” allows students to try different kinds of interest classes for each semester.
Professional quality education: For training faculty, BRFLS hires many professional teachers and coaches from educational institutions off campus. This has strengthened the quality of teaching group. BRFLS also has state of the art training facilities, including a gym, indoor pool, auditorium, dancing room, piano room, professional track, football field, basketball court, and tennis court. BRFLS also plans to build a golf course in the near future.
Confucius once said, “People who know something are better than those who work on it; those who work on it are not as good as those who love it”. Thus, the aim of interest classes is to let students love their interests and keep on developing them. In addition, the joy they gained from interest class can further improve their academic studies and self-directed learning ability. These will become the keystones for them to have a bright future!
Curriculum System Introduction