As the country celebrates Teachers’ Day today, we all have a new reason to thank our teachers. More than shaping our lives with the knowledge they have gained over the years, our teachers have shown that no matter how experienced they get, they are still eager to learn and adapt continually. The classroom celebrations have also shifted to online messages and individual dedications as much as the students can do. Let us take a moment to acknowledge how the global pandemic has changed our way of viewing the teachers.
Adapting to a new world
We have long been discussing the shift to a digital learning platform, but most of our education institutes lacked infrastructure. However, the covid-19 pandemic has taught all of us to manage with whatever little we have. This way, even teachers taught the students to adjust and take online classes even with poor connectivity. They thoroughly guided the students to adapt to this changing world. But how much did their world change? Most of the teachers were not that tech-savvy and turned to their children or others to learn about the internet basics. Some even used their phone for the first time to connect to an online teaching portal. They practiced over the months, and now, they are doing their best for the students. That’s the spirit the kids and teenagers will also learn for tackling any difficulty in life.
Not all subjects are meant to be taken online
Really, not all subjects are that easy to be taught online. Physical education tutors, drawing instructors all struggled greatly to create an online curriculum of their subjects. But now, they have adapted themselves to show their students how to follow their steps minutely, how to help them stay fit and keep their creative agility maintained. The teachers have shown a resilience to convert even the unconventional subjects to a digital curriculum.
The skills learned now will stay forever
In the changing global environment, it is slowly getting essential to be technologically sound. The skills that both the teachers and students have learned now will stay with them for their lifetime. There are many unique ways of teaching the classes from Kindergarten to grade 12, which no one thought of before because of fewer practitioners. But now, new methods are coming up and the dream of education for all seems to get more plausible with a digital connection and a teacher’s resilience.
The Policy Times thank the teachers
Today, we all should come forward to thank our teachers for being active learners and setting an example for millions of students. The teachers are also getting acquainted with the parents due to regular online communication. This way of connection will help them think better for their students, along with their parents. From private to government schools, and from the internet to the TSAT cable network, teachers have taken every step to reach out to their students. It is now time to appreciate their efforts and express our gratitude.