2019 SESP Shanxi Reflection–Max Wang

2019 SESP Shanxi Reflection–Max Wang

【编者按语】Max是一个非常成熟的小老师,后来也变成了小老师们的大杀器,经常被请去维持秩序。来自刘老师领队的课堂趣事:有一次,他一个人单挑一个班时遇到个小挫折,刚训斥完孩子们,一个男孩儿坚强且顽强滴用乾坤大挪移手法说能再来一次吗?,在场的其他小老师都被打中,拼命忍住笑,差点内伤。大侠自己当时也差点儿笑场。

By: Max Wang 王岳阳

These two weeks have been absolutely extraordinary.

I’ve made friends. I have made memories. And I have made unbreakable ties to a very special place.

Let’s start with friends.

Throughout the duration of the camp, we were inseparable: the days of teaching meant constantly relying on each other for technical (and emotional) support; the evenings of football, basketball and biking trips to the market; and the nights of card games, riddles and Werewolf. The laughing, jostling and intense collaboration that occurred forged some of the tightest bonds I have ever experienced.

The memories, now.

Writing about the myriad of experiences deeply and vividly imprinted in the often cloudy and torn fabric of memory brings my heart to my throat, because every time I think about those times, every time I look around and see everyone’s faces, bent with smiles and laughter, I wish I could relive them again and experience it all one more time.

The paint wars, the shower trips, the meals, the students, the farewell hugs and the ‘see-you-soon’s. All of these have made a profound impact on me and I hope I never forget.

山西 has made me laugh and cry in tandem and after living there for two weeks, I feel immensely sad to see it disappear behind the horizon.

The students, all of them, are precious to me, as I have acted as teacher to them, watching them play and learn. Their boundless energy and carefree thought is a refreshing break from the world of responsibility that I have already stepped one foot into.

My interactions with the locals have also been profound. 王老师has been kind and hospitable beyond compare and all the real teachers and villagers treated us as if we were some of their own.

Overall, I believe that, if I don’t come back next year, I must come back once more sometime.

To everyone in SESP 2019

Thanks for always smiling.

Thanks for never giving up.

And most of all, thanks for dealing with my crap and sometimes even laughing along.


这两个星期,在我的生命中,是极其精彩而又不同寻常的一段时光。

我交了新朋友。我创造了无可忘怀的记忆。我也跟山西,跟大白水村,生发了不可割舍的联系。这个遥远的村庄,从此对我有了特殊的意义。

在山西支教的过程中,我们小老师们之间培养了难分难舍的友谊:白天教课时大家互相支持和帮助(不仅在讲课技术上,而且在情绪上);放学后,我们一起打橄榄球和篮球,骑车去超市,玩各种游戏:纸牌,谜语和狼人杀。欢笑,默契的合作以及热火朝天的气氛,生长出来如此亲密的友谊,这是我从未有过的。

在我常常模糊而残缺的回忆里,山西给我留下的印象却无比深刻又鲜艳。在我写这些经历时,我感慨万千,甚至哽咽。因为每次想起那段时光,每次环顾大家畅快的笑脸,我都会想再次感受一遍。

那些颜料战,去淋浴的旅程,丰盛的饭餐,美好的学生,含有悲痛和依恋的拥抱以及一声声再见的道别,都对我有深刻的影响,我希望永远不要忘记。

山西让我流泪,同时也让我欢笑。在那儿生活了两个星期之后,再看着它离开,消失在地平线之后,让我感到巨大的伤心。

我教的那些学生,他们的每一个,都对我很宝贵。因为我是他们的老师,看着他们玩耍和学习。他们无限的精力和无忧无虑的思想对于我,一个一只脚已经踏入责任世界的高中生,是一股凉爽的微风。

我跟当地人的交流也很友好而深入。王老师善良热情,给每个支教小老师裹上一层温暖的母爱;村民和真正的老师们也把我们当成自己人,十分支持和爱护我们。

不管我明年是否能参加山西执教,但是我相信,未来某个时候,我一定会再回来的。

对支教小老师们:

谢谢你们美妙的笑容

谢谢你们永远不罢休的毅力

最谢谢的,是你们接受那些我演砸了的笑话,有时甚至跟我一起大笑。