Our endeavour to facilitate the academic process while both teachers and students are under lockdown has reached new dimensions says Mini Khanna, Principal, Green Fields School, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi in a conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
Vedanta says, every experience of life is unique & has a learning for us.
In these times of turmoil, the duty and responsibility of a Principal primarily includes to bring in calmness in the minds of all stakeholders.
Academic Year, 20-21 with great enthusiasm and planning. However, the unprecedented COVID-19 lockdown did not let our spirits dampen.
The students had to be engaged gainfully and positively with a new Learning- The Virtual.
Our endeavour to facilitate the academic process while both teachers and students are under the lockdown has reached new dimensions.
Teachers reached into the homes of the students virtually and took the opportunity to connect with parents and students. There were mixed emotions as the new session was underway and all faced this uncertainty in the wake of what the whole world has been experiencing.
We at GFS, are dealing with the situation as it unfolds and taking learning forward.
Through optimum use of technology via E-learning which included PPT’s, videos, modified lesson plans, YouTube, webinars etc. a concerted effort was made.
Our teachers are working tirelessly and making best efforts to take the curriculum forward under the given circumstances. Participation and follow up action by both, parents and students at home is an important factor to ensure successful implementation of E-learning.
Students are thoughtfully guided to follow a routine and see that it is adhered to.
The day begins by sending them the Assembly-virtually which covers Word for the day, interesting facts, riddles, health tips, news updates, exercises, yoga and music. The importance of staying positive, adaptable, determined and come out of this as more responsible and caring citizens was emphasised upon.
Students made handmade masks, were given hand wash/ skipping/ push-up challenges and the videos were shared on the FaceBook page/ WhatsApp group of the school. Students remained motivated as all events and programs were conducted virtually.
Be it the Bhangra dance on Baisakhi or the Mother-Child dance on Mother’s Day. The Meal Planning/ Home Science department taught students to prepare dishes and get involved in household chores- Cooking, cleaning, watering plants, washing and drying clothes to make them independent, active and responsible.
Family bonding was encouraged by sharing common interests with friends and relatives. These trying times for children is a great opportunity for imbibing the all-important Life Skills- what better time than this!
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