In order to further develop the humanistic quality of Cogdel School Chengdu, to build a special “scholarly campus” and a happy reading environment for students, teachers and parents, we will take an all-round approach to promoting reading among teachers, students and parents, who work and support each other. It aims at promoting students' learning and teachers' growth, and cultivating a reading atomosphere in the famly., and strives to create a campus culture of "undestanding and cultivating one’s moral character, learning from the past to the present, learning from the East and the West, and being refreshing and elegant", so as to build an integral reading and educating system.
The lower school of Cogdel School Chengdu pools abundant reading resources for various reading activities, including the home-school reading activity joined by our teachers and parents.
We had our first home-school reading on Friday, November 10th. Sunny Shang led the reading which was joined by the participating members, the parents and teachers in lower school. We first used the most advanced S-EMBU short form questionnaires to test the parents’ parental styles. Then we learned that different types of parents are bound to raise different types of children and what characteristics each type of children have in common. With these facts, we read the first chapter of Professor Li Meijin's Psychological Upbringing .
At the reading session, the participants discussed in groups and shared their understanding and the basis of the family, as well as the type of parent-child relationship… We know that family is the starting point of life, and that for children to change, we adults must change first. Only by educating by words and examples can we cultivate the children. "We think poverty is hunger, lack of clothing and lack of housing, but the greatest poverty is not being needed, not being loved and not being trusted," said Professor Li Meijin.
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We hope that through such home-school reading, we can grow up with children together, and that studying this book can let us go to open the door of home-school co-education, to find those difficult answers, guide us to cultivate healthy, happy and promising children!