"Should I board at school" has become a question for many parents and students. Some students feel that they have been confined for too long at home and are eager for the "freedom", but they are worried that their roommates might not be easy to get along with and are not used to boarding life. Some parents are tired of "fighting" with their children all day about electronic devices. They want to "quit" and hand the child over to the strict control of teachers. However, the dark cloud hanging over their relationship with their child will still be of concern to them.
When it comes to boarding, new students and parents may feel the experience will be a fresh start and be full of expectations, or they may be full of doubts and concerns. Below, we will introduce the real boarding life at THISDL by looking at five aspects: facilities, dual-tutor management system, English evening classes, theme night activities, and student development and rules, so as to encourage new students to quickly feel at home here.
The boarding center is located in Mingzhai (building 4 on the campus). The whole building is divided into two blocks：A and B. Block A is the boys' dormitory and block B is the girls' dormitory. The layout is well-planned with separate areas for boys and girls.
The dormitory fire and safety infrastructure is readily seen，while all public areas are equipped with a high-definition security monitoring system. The central control room has staff on duty 24 hours a day, with 360 ° protection of the students. The entire dormitory is equipped with a smart access control system, and each floor is managed independently. All dorm rooms are equipped with electronic locks, with students scanning their cards to enter and leave their floor and rooms at specific times, sharing an independent, safe, harmonious and warm living space.
Mingzhai is a green building, certified by the U.S. Green Building Committee and as attained the LEED Gold Award. The building adopts ground source heat pump heating and cooling, a fresh air system, and central air conditioning. In addition, the entire building is equipped with an air quality detection system. When the indoor air changes, the detection system will send an alarm to prompt refining to ensure that children breathe fresh air and their health is protected.
The Boarding Center office is located at the junction of Block A and Block B on the fourth floor. The tutors live on the same floor as the students, providing help to students at any time, including any emergencies at night.
All rooms are equipped with complete learning and living facilities, as well as environmentally friendly and comfortable bedding. High quality and environment-friendly solid wood beds, desks and chairs, closets and other furniture are combined to create a bright indoor environment. Each room has an independent bathroom with dry and wet facilities separated. Students can thus check in with their luggage immediately.
Adequate free washers and driers are also provided on each floor to help students improve their life skills. In addition，a special self-study room, a medical isolation room，a tutor's room, a public wash room and a hot (warm) water dispenser are provided on each floor. The facilities give students an intimate sense of security and belonging. The quiet soundproof telephone room makes it convenient for students to contact their parents and hold private conversations.
Here you will find another warm and loving "home" for students!
In Tsingxiang campus, boarding life begins after school in the afternoon. After dinner, the children begin to learn evening courses: Self-study classes, academic English evening classes, theme nights activities,etc. Special teachers are responsible for each course. Next, let's introduce the dual-mentor system!
"Academic & life mentor system" is a unique feature of Tsingxiang boarding center. Each boarding student has his or her own academic mentor and life mentor. Academic mentors are mainly part-time discipline teachers in the school, who will timely learn the children's daily homework, urge the children to complete their homework on time, guide them to use efficient learning strategies, and develop the children's time management skills and independence. Life mentors are not only friends and teachers, but also "parents" in school. The mentors live and eat alongside with students. Adhering to the principle of "To be kind and firm", they help students develop good habits and independent life skills as well as the ability to cooperate and achieve the "win-win" situation with their cohort.
The two mentors work together, closely cooperate with discipline teachers and parents, jointly improve students' physical and mental health as well as their all-round development, and become the "patron saint '' on the road of students' healthy and happy development.
Foreign language learning is gradual and requires day to day exercises. Some students who are weak in English tend to attend off campus training courses, which is not only expensive, but also wastes time commuting. The boarding center provides both academic English courses and overseas examination courses such as TOEFL and SAT at different levels of difficulty during the evening self-study time every day. Our teachers of academic English evening classes are all professionals who have abundant experience in THISDL, who provide comprehensive and scientific English learning planning for students by comprehensively examining students' English ability and combining students' learning needs.
On summer nights in Beijing, the weather is very hot, which always urges students for outdoor activities. It's very interesting to have a bubble gun battle with friends at this time! Six professional stadium level LED lights illuminated the whole stadium in the daytime, including huge foam balls, water storage tanks, bubble machines... Here, little boarders hold a water gun, chasing each other and having fun; The big boy over there carefully held up the foam ball and gently threw it in the air, like floating clouds, full of romantic atmosphere. Bright smiles shine on their faces, and happy laughter spreads all over the court. Everyone has had fun. They run to ask the teachers when the next battle would begin.
On the runway, students are preparing for the tug of war. Everyone is eager to try. The leader of the first team shouts, encouraging the team and leading the team at the same time. The other team does not shrink back and discusses the strategy with their team members. Everyone's face is full of fighting spirit, and they vow to pull back next time!
Basketball court and badminton court are also full of students. Basketball 3v3 half court, badminton singles, doubles... Children sweat on the court, and fight fiercely. Exercise was not only beneficial to physical health, but also to mental health such as a grit, sporting skills, cooperation and fighting spirit.
The swimming pool had welcomed a new surfing equipment friend! Under the careful guidance of professional coaches, children are brought to a surfing experience in the sea and take on the challenges of speed and balance.
All of the above are what you can see in the passing theme nights organized by the boarding center.
在平时的住宿期间，孩子们在学术导师的专业指导下，保质保量地完成当天的作业后，第三节课可以根据个人兴趣和需求自主选择参加主题夜活动。丰富的活动，自主的选择，孩子们能更加有效地利用晚间，合理分配自己的课余生活。“主题夜活动”内容包括“Night of Rubik’s Cube”、“Night of Light Music”、“Night of the Earth an Beyond”、“Night of Soul”、“Night of Fitness”、“Night of Badminton”、“Night of Basketball”、“Night of Wisdom”、“Franch Club”等。活动形式多样而有趣，主题夜活动吸引着孩子们的踊跃参与，也得到了孩子们的积极反馈，孩子们乐学乐玩，收获颇多。
During the school weeks, children can choose to participate in the theme nights activities based on their personal interests and needs after completing the homework of the day under the professional guidance of academic mentors. With diverserich activities and independent choices, children can make more effective use of the evening and reasonably plan their after-school life. Theme nights activities include "night of Rubik's Cube", "night of light music", "night of the earth and beyondan beyond", "night of sound", "night of fitness", "night of badminton", "night of basketball", "night of wisdom", "FrenchFranch club", etc. The activities are diverse and interesting. The theme nights activities attract the children's active participation and positive feedback. The children are happy to learn and play, and gain a lot.
The responsibilities of educators are not only limited to spreading the knowledge, but also to help shape and cultivate student's sentiment,ability and temper. In sports, competitions and games, children immerse themselves in experience and participation. They either actively organize and lead, or actively participate in, or provide their teammates with ideas... Abilities such as leadership, team cooperation, creativity and so on have been constantly improved.
In addition to the theme night activities, the school will also hold master lectures and high-quality concerts on Sunday when boarders return to school. Taking full advantage of Tsinghua's resources, the school hires distinguished experts from various industries and music festivals to do various theme lectures and concerts, which broaden children's horizons, enrich children's knowledge and develop emotional experiencestheir feeling; The selection and award of "excellent dormitory" at the beginning of each month also increases the enthusiasm of children to "strive hard for excellence"; Collective birthday party activities strengthen the bond between teachers and students.
Most of the boarding students are teenagers. From the perspective of developmental psychology, it is particularly important to develop the socialization and self-reliance abilityof children at this stage. The relationship among friends, classmates and peers becomes the most important interpersonal relationship.
"Telling children to leave their families and step into the society" is an important work for parents. Parents transfer more educational work to teachers and spend more to improve parent-child relations, so that students have more time to get along with their peers, gradually complete socialization in the process of interaction with their peers, then become more independent and grow healthily in a more smooth way.
The tutors in the boarding center live with the children, adhere to the educational concept of " To be kind and firm", and comprehensively use the educational theories of humanism, behaviorism, Adler psychology, etc., to guide the students to abide by the collective rules, develop their independent life skills, so as to encourage the students to develop the ability to cooperate and solve problems and establish good habits.
"No rules, no boundaries" - we are active and open-minded in encouraging children to develop their nature and grow up freely, but boarding life is a collective life to get along with others after all, and there must be certain rules and disciplines to ensure the safety and interests of more children. Our original purpose of formulating rules is to enable students to learn to respect each other among their peers, have a sense of rules and boundaries for collective life, and be able to adapt to collective life faster, so as to better adapt to social life in the future.
There is a complete credits system in the Boarding Student Handbook by the boarding center. Every semester, we organize students to hold a proposal meeting to encourage everyoneeverone to participate in the construction. Therefore, these regulations are the consensus reached by both students and teachers who participated in the discussion. Children are encouraged to study and rest on time, actively maintain dormitory environmental sanitation, and consciously abide by discipline. At the same time, they also strictly control self-study discipline, electronic products, and civilized behavior. In front of the rules, mentors' position is firm, but the method is kind and warm. We believe that children will gradually have a sense of belonging and security to dormitory life in this "kind and firm" educational atmosphere.
What kind of boarding experience in THISDL? Some students have experienced the warmth of home, the team spirit and cooperation in collective life, as well as the friendship among students. The boarding center sincerely invites all THISDL students to come to Tsingxiang boarding center to experience the prospecting new life. If you are interested, please scan the QR code below for registration and consultation.
All teachers of the boarding center will try their best to create an excellent educational atmosphere and a harmonious dormitory culture. Here, we believe that children will be constantly nourished and well-developed.
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