天仙 x小仙女 x 倫敦熊的後花園
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I had no idea what to look forward to until I arrived.  This coffee shop is unique in every aspect.  I came here with a previous student of mine, who had studied with me for over three years.  She's now studying in the States, and I knew that she had come back to Taiwan for Christmas.  I called her and set up a date to meet, but I left the venue completely up to her to decide.  After having been a student a year myself, I told her when I met her, that I am no longer her teacher.  I'd like to think that the relationship we have is pretty much like the concept of this coffee shop - finding a balance in a lack of proportion.  I accredit the reason why we are still able to remain in contact with each other even until to day, to this reason.

天仙這天是在完全無預警之下來到這間無論是食物或是店內裝潢都非常具有特色的咖啡館的。原因是因為得知以前家教的一個學生因為美國聖誕假期有回到台灣,因此除了日期以外時間以及地點我都交給了這位可愛的學生決定。不過經過一年的學生生活下來,見面時我對他說:我現在已經不是你的老師了~ 其實我們平時的相處方式就很像這間店的設計理念:在不對秤當中找到一個彼此相處的平衡點。所以無論是在以前家教上課的過程還是我們雙方都遠赴國外繼續進修後,仍然可以將這段緣份一值維持下去。

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This is the water glass that was served before we ordered.  Once it was set on the table, I tried to grab it because I was afraid of it spilling.  Until I realised that it was designed to tilt like this.  I think this is also the impression that I used to give the parents of the kids I used to teach.  If they did not have their full confidence in me, they would not have sought me.

尚未點餐之前,小姐送來的水杯。小姐一放上桌,我就很急忙的要去扶他。因為這樣的設計,產生一種"會打翻"的錯覺。其實我之前在家教的過程中,給家長的印象應該也是如此吧~  所以對我沒有十足信心或是信賴的家長,是不可能會找上我的。 

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This is what the child ordered.  The cup was also uniquely designed.  The child also realised that it wasn't handy for left handers to use.

這杯是那孩子點的拿鐵。杯子的造型也是相當的特殊。那孩子還發現說,用左手不好拿~ 

If parents wanted me to focus the lessons according to what the kids were learning at school, the idea would always be rejected.  Just like the design of this cup, I only used to teach students who were seriously looking to improve their English skills.  I design the lessons to enhance all aspects - listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  However, I NEVER used to teach the kids how to get high scores on their proficiency tests or their school midterms and/or finals.

如果有家長希望我針對學校的課程加強,一定會被我大力的拒絕。就跟這個咖啡杯一樣。我的教學理念,只針對真正想要學好英文的學生而設計。全方位聽說讀寫都兼顧。但是,我絕對不會去針對任何檢定考試或是學校月考段考去作課程的設計。

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And because I was no longer a teacher, I did no refrain from ordering my booze.  But this was also because the child was precocious enough to 'understand' what 'drinking socially' means.

既然已經卸下『老師』的身分,孩子也是特別成熟的個性,我就很不忌諱的點了我最愛的啤酒~

My idea of a decent teacher does not involve whether or not one has 'bad habits'.  But a decent teacher must be able to guide their student towards the road on which they will be able to make decisions for themselves, and be aware of the consequences that come with each of those decisions.  There is no point in keeping them away from the big big world, because they will eventually have to face it some day.  I think it is better to give them some idea of what it's like out there, so as to better prepare them for it when the time comes.  I'd never kept my weekend drinking habits away from this one, because she was responsible enough to understand.  And because she was going to a much more open-minded society, I chose to 'educate' her in every aspect, so that she would be able to make the right judgement for herself.

在我的眼裡,一位老師稱不稱職,不是要看他有沒有什麼所謂的"不良嗜好"。而是在課程之於,引導學生如何做出對自己人生中的抉擇,並且讓他了解要對自己所決定的每一件事情負責任。大人的世界裡所接觸到的一些事情,不是完全不能讓孩子了解。而是要懂得如何讓孩子去理解。像這個孩子一向都非常負責任也相當成熟,所以即使在家教的時候,我偶爾也會提到週末品酒放鬆的事情。這些他們在未來都會接觸到的社會課程,我其實不太明白為何要刻意隱瞞或是避開不談。早點讓他們了解,用正確引導的方式讓他們在未來面臨到的時候更有萬全的準備不是更好嗎?(何況這位孩子又是遠赴社會觀念比我們開放太多的美國... )

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Of course, there is also the food.  This mushroom panini was absolutely delicious.  Although the size of the meal was not very large, but the filling was extremely satisfying.  I hope that the kids I used to teach felt the same way about my way of teaching, too.

當然,有了飲料也少不了輕食簡餐。這個蘑菇panini實在是有夠好吃。雖然panini的分量本來就不大,但是料很扎實,也很美味。希望以前上過我家教課的學生們對我以前的教學,也像我對這份蘑菇panini的滿意度一樣啊~

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This was what the kid had ordered.  Although I will never know what it really tasted like, this feeling is not unlike teaching.  You will never know what your students really think of you and/or what you teach, but you will always be able to tell from their genuine and immediate expressions.

這份是那孩子點的燻雞panini。雖然我沒嚐到,不過其實這種感覺也像教學一樣。或許你永遠都沒有辦法聽到學生對你或是你的課程的真正想法。但是你從學生的反應就可以明顯的看出來,是滿意,還是掙扎... 

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And lastly, is the dessert.  The learning process is difficult for both the teacher and the student.  Although private lessons usually means higher hourly wages, the common misconception is that it is a sinecure that anyone can easily accomplish.  However, when you're teaching one-on-one, it means you are designing a whole series of lessons to accommodate with each student.  They have different levels to begin with, different speeds of learning, and different needs.  Although it isn't exactly 'mission impossible' either, rest assure, it is definitely not as easy as you may think it is. 

最後是甜點提拉米蘇。其實對學生或是老師而言,過程都是相當辛苦的。有些人認為家教很輕鬆。時薪一定比你在補習班兼課還要高,事情也會比補習班來的要少很多。但是因為是一對一,針對單一學生的程度、進度、需求去量身訂做一整個課程,雖然不能稱上是"不可能的任務",但也絕非你想像中的輕鬆容易。

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天仙念︰天仙對這間店的所有項目︰食物、裝潢、氣氛、服務、價格都非常滿意。不過因為他們裝潢特殊,所以食記當然也不能以一般只說出好不好吃來呈現。希望大家會喜歡這樣的食記。

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  • HudsonX
  • 拿鐵的杯子的確是相當特別!
    整家店的氣氛還有食物看起來都令人覺得舒服~~
    不過天仙這篇講教育理念的部分似乎大於食記! 呵呵....
    "引導學生如何做出對自己人生中的抉擇,並且讓他了解要對自己所決定的每一件事情負責任"
    這樣的理念我再同意不過了! 加油!
  • Hudson︰
    因為我想說... 平日的食記都是只講食物好不好吃
    其實我對食物不太講就的
    但如果講的太隨便
    有點對不起這家店
    只好想出這個點子
    畢竟是跟以前的學生的聚餐囉 ^_^

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:13 回覆

  • 大鐵
  • 那個杯子真的好特別呀~~~
    有機會到台北時再來坐坐了 ^^

  • 大鐵︰
    杯子還不是唯一特別的呢
    這家有空真的值得去喔!

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:15 回覆

  • 就醬
  • 天仙居然能把教學理念融入在食記中
    是給我們機會教育嗎~~

  • 就醬:
    不敢不敢...
    存脆是不小心稿為了一點 XD

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:16 回覆

  • 泰瑞先生
  • 我突然覺得提拉米蘇這樣裝
    看起來好邪惡XD
  • 泰瑞先生︰
    是哪裡看起來邪惡啊 @_@

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:17 回覆

  • Lynn
  • 這餐廳裝潢真的很特別呢!天仙寫這篇遊記的方式也跟一般遊記不一樣耶!
    真的好想現就衝去那間餐廳吃,呵呵。
    對了,不知道天仙是否喜歡水果塔?
    http://lynettesun2.pixnet.net/blog/post/24715295
  • Lynn︰
    不好意思
    天仙回覆的動作比較慢一點
    水果塔其實還好耶
    一般來說我對甜點已經沒什麼太大的興趣了
    (不知道是不是跟年紀有關係)
    不過我跟你一樣...
    對旁邊那個macaroon比較感興趣ㄟ

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:21 回覆

  • slowcat1070
  • 食記搭配教學想法,很讚!
    完全認同你說的。
  • 阿貓︰
    謝謝~~ ^_^
    再次恭喜你完成論文了
    辛苦你了

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:22 回覆

  • yuyududu45
  • 感覺很不錯,以食物比擬作教學理念與想法,
    我倒是認為相當貼切,尤其是panini的紮實與否對應到教學硬度上!
    要是我,肯定是一個信賴你,且對你信心十足的家長,
    至少,若是勛或倩在周末喝酒發鬆時,有你隨侍在側^-^!
  • 莎莉姊姊︰
    其實我只是覺得沒有必要再學生面前做一套
    下課後卻其實是另外一個人
    當然要做適當的掩飾
    不過過度的就變成了虛偽
    其實現在孩子都很聰明
    都很容易察覺的出來
    但是要找到適度的平衡感
    真的是一門很深澳的學問
    所以學術界才會有這麼多問題老師...
    以上僅是天仙淺見

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:24 回覆

  • 元寶麻
  • 這家離我家蠻近的說~
    我喜歡奇怪的杯子~下次一定要去瞧瞧
    綠蘑菇帕尼尼看起來好特別呢~
  • 元寶麻︰
    水杯跟拿鐵杯都很特別
    值得一去
    不僅是裝潢有特色
    食物好吃
    服務也很棒

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:26 回覆

  • iegoffice
  • 這家店還蠻有名的!電視也有報導過(華視新聞雜誌)
    一樓是設計品的展示販售,二樓是咖啡廳
    裡面的器具都非常有特色
    大多都是他們自己的設計師所設計
    也可以購買他們的設計產品
  • 拆組達人︰
    嗯!進去店裡時有看到
    不過當時陪個不方便走動的小大人
    所以就沒多逛了
    下次再去好好參觀其他的地方

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/19 00:31 回覆

  • Renemerald
  • 杯子真的很有設計感,要在這樣的杯子上拉花應該也很不容易吼!!
    天仙也真的粉有深度,奶油的腦袋就還想不到教育這件事情,雖然我話很多...
    有考慮要當教授///
  • 香蕉奶油︰
    這應該算是職業病....orz

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/21 09:45 回覆

  • terry0912
  • 肥的好邪惡!!
    我喜歡
  • 泰瑞︰
    那趕快帶泰咪去嚐嚐吧~
    這兒的量應該挺適合她的
    你嘛... 就多點幾份吧 XD

    天仙 (Celeste) 於 2010/01/24 00:27 回覆