Fresh Start

Parents, Teachers Try to Shape Beautiful Future for Children During New School Year 开学了,“教育共同体”启程!

Women of China (English) - - FEATURES |关注 - LIU YAMIN, WANG XIAOYAN and SU RONG柳亚敏 王晓艳 苏容

Now, at the beginning of the new school year, many Chinese parents and teachers are working together to shape a beautiful future for their children. As children in China are beginning the new school year, which is a fresh start, their parents, teachers and headmasters, especially in the primary and middle schools, are exploring ways to create a favorable environment to promote the children's development. From the perspectives of parents and teachers, one may get a glimpse into the changes in the parent-teacher relationship taking place in the mobile-internet era.


As the two-month summer vacation ended, many parents were relieved to see their children return to school.

September is a happy time for teachers. On the first day of the new school year (September 1), as teachers (of primary and middle schools) notice the many parents who look at them eagerly, the teachers understand the parents hope their children will make progress in their studies, with the help of the teachers. On Teachers' Day (on September 10), teachers are delighted to receive flowers from their students.

However, teachers are not always treated as "stars." On the first day of the just-ended summer vacation, Yang Mei, class adviser to second-year students in a primary school in Beijing, posted a letter of apology in the Wechat (China's most popular instant-messaging service) group of his class. At the end of last semester, he publicized, in the group, the ranking of the students' red-paper flowers. Yang used the flowers to honor his students, who performed well in their studies, exercises and/or in cleaning their

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