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    Muthamizh Jul 30 2020

    In the ongoing pandemic scenario, the whole country has becomes one large virtual classroom connected through the Internet and while the new system is a temporary measure, it comes with many issues being faced by both the teachers as well as students. Article 45 of the Constitution clarifies Article 21A, which provides all students the right to free and compulsory education. Notwithstanding the present state of the economy, the Government needs to ensure that a balance is reached between burden of paying of fees by financially unstable parents and continued efficiency of the education system, albeit online for now.

    Saranya Jul 29 2020

    We are here to welcome some uninvited guests into our lives which brought drastic change in every fields all over the world.! When parents are confused about their children's education, teachers came as a blessing.! Their rapid decision of teaching online classes and conducting tests and assigning students with home works were a relief for parents. Those works keep them engaged all over the day, thus reducing burdens for parents.! But continuing education in this method may be a solution for some days,but it's not a permanent solution.! This situation will be difficult for teachers,parents as well as students.! Students will be lacking in learning life lessons which can be learnt by themselves while interacting with other children and in outside world.! Of course.!Everything cannot be taught inside four walls. Outside world interaction and learning through that is also mandatory for today's generation of kids to succeed in their life. Let's hope and pray that this pandemic will last only for few more days and we should get back to our normal healthy lives soon .!

    Sadhna Jul 28 2020

    Change is the only permanent thing...but this change , changed our lives forever. My mind still flashes the memories of the 9 th of March, evening 5 pm when we , me and my husband were sitting with a few buddies in the lawns of the Golf Club and casually talking about the outbreak of this virus in China.....we had never imagined in the wildest of our dreams that it would be our last outing before the lockdown. And lo! Life turned a new leaf in a jiffy!!Suddenly things around us changed at a fast pace...movements restricted, dubious eyeballs and insecurities lurking!!Me being a professor , I could see a sea change in the learning system.No yellow school buses honking in the morning, no happy children in uniforms, no tiffin boxes and shoe laces but only from grim faces and vulnerable conditions. Now children talk to screens , play on screens and literally live with them. Post the pandemic its going to be difficult to get back as there will be a plethora of questions on our minds! So, all I can say is eat well, keep healthy and be strong! Its a long battle ahead! But we shall overcome!

    Sadhna Sudershana

    Swagata Baruah Jul 28 2020

    The newspaper read:
    Coronavirus cases in India 84,dated 15 march,2020.

    We already imagined a world where we would need to get glued onto some applications of the digital world for our education purpose in a short story by Isaac Assimov entitled 'The fun they had' with two different scenarios which takes place in the future where computers dominate everything.

    The gobal pandemic took thousands of lives and the government indeed to stop the flow of this virus declared all the institutions to remain close. The education and the learning process is now really getting tough for the ones with the poor background. The major states of Assam which are affected and are flood victims,lives of the people are already turning worse and miserable day by day. Children are loosing their homes, parents and even education facilities who couldn't even meet the par of online classes.
    Assam, which is a flood affected area and recieves the highest amount of rainfall during monsoon took and are still taking many luxury and lives of the people.The children who couldn't meet their education qualification and are moreover empty stomach during this pandemic are eventually forced to sit for selling vegetables,fruits of their gardens to however earn and fill up their tummies for a while being.

    Education and learning are beyond peripherals there aren't any boundaries, learning can be of anything like for qualifications,creations,art and so the online webiners,seminars are helping people inculcate those hobbies and help to inbuilt habits of learning in all phases. The learning process and education system are literally easy for some but for the ones who couldn't afford a laptop, computer or with a fastest internet connection are badly affected in educating themselves,even if they can afford those everyone ain't able to work with the processes. The phase where they can't handle and indulge in their education activities they are more feeling idle,lonely and however unworthy for being not able to match the level with some of their peers.
    Things are getting worse and youth are facing mental illness somehow and most of the teenager are are getting attached to mobile phones especially social media and are more onto it, eventually losing interest in studies, love doing things as they are however turning lazy.

    The post pandemic era will too be a great problem for the ones who ain't able to attend online classes and processingly they'll be loosing a lot many chapters that has been done in the online classes.Now that era will really be a challenge task for the administration of the institutions and a formal duty of the students to help them to cope with the lessons and upgrade themselves for the next standard. Although, technology is in a way to safe us from the noval coronavirus still it's undeniable that for youth of some areas it's getting diffcult to cope with the system. So, if we join our hands and support each other, like other pandemics we will definitely be able to fight it with too and make our earth a better place to live in and qualify ourselves in the education process.

    Jisha Varghese Jul 28 2020

    Being a working mom,hardly finding any time to concentrate on boosting my kids academic knowledge,I always felt guilty.I relied completely on their school teachers for help and trusted their skills.For the good or the bad,this Covid 19 pandemic hit us and I would say this helped me improve my bondings better.
    Me working from home also found only little time to engage with my kids academics but the good thing that I am witnessing now is that my mother-in-law who used to silently watch me working on a laptop from a distance and who used to scold my kids for playing games on mobiles and tabs has now accepted the fate of technology.She who had interest to computers but was scared of it thinking it will damage one's brains,has started understanding it's necessities.
    Switching on a laptop,opening zoom,google etc has become a cakewalk for her because she had to assist my kids for the online sessions as I had meetings during the time.She has started loving the technology that lets her get the knowledge on her finger tips.Well hope she doesn't get addicted to it by the end of this pandemic stage .
    Thanks to the good things this phase has taught.My kids have started teaching me new things about the computing world too.
    So once again it proves age is never a factor hindering the learning process.It is always progressive in attaining wisdom.
    Everything within it's limits will remain good during and post the pandemic.So rise and shine,no matter what.

    Tanishk Patel Jul 27 2020

    The time when we used to get all excited for our holidays and lived with the thought of never wanting to go to school again, looks like we have fallen into a similar kind of a situation. With the COVID-19 outbreak in the entire world and imposing of lockdown in nearly all countries, it has brought the educational system to a subsequent standstill, though various measures have been taken to maintain the flow of the river.

    Perhaps, the only way to not stop education even in such crucial time, only option left was to switch to online education. The sudden virtualization of education has several impacts on students life. One big positive of online classes, that are conducted on social platforms like Zoom, Google classroom, Skype etc, is that the education of students has not been seized and that even in a pandemic, childrens learning process has been surpassing all the obstacles which lies ahead of them. Online classes are pretty much affordable as all it needs is a smart phone and a stable internet connection. But having said that, theres this bigger problem which lies within the people who belong to the EWS (Economically weaker section) class of the society. In rural India, where a proper internet connection is still a luxury, it is almost impossible for students to attend online classes.

    While the students are used to the conventional way of learning which is through reading books and classroom lectures, it becomes burdensome for them to suddenly switch to the modern way of learning. From kindergarten kids to high school students, everyones trying to adapt with the new normal in their education.

    The prevailing situation has not only affected the school going kids but also the college/university going students as the future ahead looks quite gloomy and with full of uncertainty. Universities across several states have planned to cancel their exams because of the ongoing crisis. Many final year student fears about their future job prospects as companies may/may not visit colleges for campus placements this year.

    This pandemic has come as a wake-up call for our education system as to how it can meld technology into the curriculum and improve ways of learning. Theres no doubt that our on-going education system needs some mechanical work to cope with the upcoming tech-driven world. Even in this pandemic, technology came to us as a lifesaver. Theres no room for keeping out technology from our education as it is the future with which humanity is going to rely on and that it should be an integral part in our education as it makes learning more simpler and interesting for the students across the spectrum.

    Soumya Harichandan Jul 27 2020

    You are peacefully sipping your coffee with
    headphones on, playing your rocking playlist, and suddenly you get a notification. Your curiosity opens the notification, and after that nothing remains rocking in your life, even your rocking playlist couldn't help you anymore. This is pandemic. The deadly and noble virus,covid-19, has squeezed the whole world in its fist. It has proved that the proverb 'tit for tat' is hell true. We damaged the mother nature for our good, and now, the nature is playing with the survivability of human race for its good. But its good is also a benefit of human race just like whatever a mother does, from scolding to pampering, everything is for her child's good.
    But the damage of human race is grave this time.
    Pandemics has caused significant, widespread increases in morbidity and mortality. Individual behavioral changes, such as fear-induced aversion to workplaces and other public gathering places, are a primary cause of negative shocks to economic growth during pandemics. Education of the present batches is the most affected victim. Not only syllabus but there are many changes in the system. Many important and career deciding examinations are on halt. Students are hanging between what to do and what not.
    No doubt, humans are the reason behind this but humans must find ways to rectify their mistakes for a better world. It is only possible if every human treats another human equally in this hard time, support each other, and cooporate with each other to fight against this deadly virus.

    Muthamizh Jul 27 2020

    The topic of children's education is the heart and soul of many a conversations in the indian family. The meaning of education is memorising volumes of text material and writing an exam.

    But the covid-19 has changed the way we look at life itself. We have realised the importance of not just the bookish knowledge, but learning life skills. Children who were previously kept busy throughout the day with school, tutions and classes now got an opportunity to understand how food gets cooked, how the house gets clean and how hard parents have to work to provide for them.

    So, amid confusion about exams, results and schools re-opening, the children were left to entertain themselves. They say " the best creativity comes out when you are bored". The children started searching for mediums of expression and voila!! We got children creating you tube channels, storytelling, blogging, building robots and games, drawing and paintibg like artists, cooking like top chefs.
    They learned to seek within and becime aware of their strengths abd talents.
    Eventually, the so called education in the form of online classes started.
    Children glued to the screen for 3 to 4 hours, straining their eyes and bodies to capture each word of the teacher in the screen.


    It just got me wondering...
    Has the education started or stopped?
    Did my child learn more when left to explore on his own or will he be better educated by the teacher in the screen?
    Will this education help him or harm him?
    I guess since all this is new for everyone, we just have to wait and watch!

    Pushkar Dasgupta Jul 26 2020

    We all talk about Learning and education during pandemic from a students perspective. How many times have we written about the parents who put in an effort to learn and educate themselves along with their wards?
    Online education, either from schools or other sources have made the student and their parents learn things which they would generally not know. In particular, this phase of learning for junior school students have not been very smooth. Quite simple is the fact, that these section of individuals have not been exposed to computers and mobile world to that extent. Hence the parents are required to pitch in and also learn and educate themselves along with their wards.
    There has been a huge spike in actual computer awareness and not the social media type of education. Parents from small towns with very less computer accessibility are today learning and using the medium.
    The Pandemic, otherwise has been a curse but it has also changed the outlook of the basic schooling facility. Today both the parent and the child are in a learning journey to educate themselves. Academically and relatively.

    Muthamizh Jul 26 2020

    Learning is an ongoing process which never stops each and everyone learns from every part of their life. So learning never stops and this pandemic made us learn a lots of things the most important self reliance and as people were with their family or some were alone at their house they have learnt a lot of household things. Which proved that we even can do by our own we don't need to depend on any one. So now comes to the part of education, which have a very different affect on different age groups.For kids virtual classes no matter it is continuing their classes and and they are having their education but it is affecting their eyes. Before this pandemic days were there we used to stop our kids from using the moblile, laptop, etc, but now we all are encouraging them. Adult children are habituated with online classes they won't find any major issues before hand only they are using spectacles for their eye problem. What also may be the problem still we are moving on even after so many difficulties it's a great thing. Post pandemic education system can be continued in schools if we take strict majors and all of should be v. Careful about covid rules then this can be possible but as we can't predict the future but we can act in our present so let's work hard as online classes can't provide us 100% knowledge about a topic we need to put our intrest and help ourselves in learning a topic. Due to this virtual learning system even parents are engaged in teaching their children.I feel now a days all age groups should be taught how to deal with their mental health and their life. They shouldn't get broken or shouldgo for any wrong activity . All should learn there is great life ahead we should not loose our hopes by these small problems. God gives us problem because we can deal with it. So we should provide our children about practical life

    Bhawanisharma Jul 26 2020

    The second week of March, state governments across the country began shutting down schools and colleges temporarily as a measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Its close to a month and there is no certainty when they will reopen. This is a crucial time for theeducationsectorboard examinations, nursery school admissions, entrance tests of various universities and competitive examinations, among others, are all held during this period. As the days pass by with no immediate solution to stop the outbreak ofCovid-19, school and university closures will not only have a short-term impact on the continuity of learning for more than 285 million young learners in India but also engender far-reaching economic and societal consequences.
    The pandemic has significantly disrupted the higher education sector as well, which is a critical determinant of a countrys economic future. A large number of Indian studentssecond only to Chinaenroll in universities abroad, especially in countries worst affected by the pandemic, the US, UK, Australia and China. Many such students have now been barred from leaving these countries. If the situation persists, in the long run, a decline in the demand for international higher education is expected.

    The bigger concern, however, on everybodys mind is the effect of the disease on the employment rate. Recent graduates in India are fearing withdrawal of job offers from corporates because of the current situation. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economys estimates on unemployment shot up from 8.4% in mid-March to 23% in early April and the urban unemployment rate to 30.9%.

    Needless to say, the pandemic has transformed the centuries-old, chalktalk teaching model to one driven by technology. This disruption in the delivery of education is pushing policymakers to figure out how to drive engagement at scale while ensuring inclusive e-learning solutions and tackling the digital divide.

    A multi-pronged strategy is necessary to manage the crisis and build a resilient Indian education system in the long term.

    One, immediate measures are essential to ensure continuity of learning in government schools and universities. Open-source digital learning solutions and Learning Management Software should be adopted so teachers can conduct teaching online. TheDIKSHA platform, with reach across all states in India, can be further strengthened to ensure accessibility of learning to the students.

    Two, inclusive learning solutions, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized, need to be developed. With a rapid increase of mobile internet users in India, which is expected to reach 85% households by 2024, technology is enabling ubiquitous access and personalization of education even in the remotest parts of the country. This can change the schooling system and increase the effectiveness of learning and teaching, giving students and teachers multiple options to choose from. Many aspirational districts have initiated innovative, mobile-based learning models for effective delivery of education, which can be adopted by others.

    Three, strategies are required to prepare the higher education sector for the evolving demandsupply trends across the globeparticularly those related to the global mobility of students and faculty and improving the quality of and demand for higher studies in India. Further, immediate measures are required to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on job offers, internship programs, and research projects

    Iswaria Sharma Jul 26 2020

    Today, even after so many of announcements and extensions, it is difficult to predict when schools will restart. Schooling is supposed to look after the emotional, social and behavioural health of children, which is diametrically opposite to social distancing.
    No more pencils no more books/ No more teachers dirty looks/ Out for summer/ Out till fall/ We might not come back at all/ Schools out forever/ Schools out with fever.

    It seems these lyrics of Alice Cooper have come back to haunt us.
    Since the middle of March, millions of students have been out of school, because of the COVID-19 lockdown. This has also affected more than one lakh students, who could not complete their Class 12 board examinations.

    Today, even so many announcements and extensions, it is difficult to predict when schools will restart. Schooling is supposed to look after the emotional, social and behavioural health of children, which is diametrically opposite to social distancing.
    Presently, teachers are trying to engage with online teaching and learning. The technology may vary across schools and states but as educators, we have to look at the implications of these new learning processes for our learners.

    From live TV broadcasting of academic subjects, video interactions, online theatre, to working with special needs learners, it is all about embracing learning anywhere anytime. It is apparent that technological evaluation systems, touchscreen paper corrections, digital books and smart boards have become the new reality.
    Going forward, in the new post-pandemic environment, what will be required is a huge shift in mindset both social and emotional. A new approach is needed to teach in this altered online paradigm.

    Unfortunately, as far as the education of the rural poor students is concerned, they inhabit the bottom of a digital abyss. Governments will have to think very seriously about allocating more money in the budget for technical education in schools.

    However, wherever students have been involved with online learning, their responses have been very good this has strengthened the resolve of teachers across the country, and has inspired them to work harder.

    But the role of the teacher has not been fully understood during this crisis. Teachers are as important as health workers because they are looking after the mental, emotional and social health of children at home. Although it is too early to judge how the learning trajectory will be affected by online teaching, it is very clear that future transformations will ensure that classroom transactions are complemented with novel technological tools. The new challenge is, how to keep thousands of children out of school if their parents are allowed to return to their work spaces even if in a staggered manner. And, whenever this happens, who assumes responsibility for a childs safety and learning at home?

    Within this new school/learning paradigm, it will have to be seen how best to engage the children not only in education but in socialising with their peers, creating safe zones to play, and, how to also provide meals and support families which are working. In India, home-learning on a large scale will be a challenge, essentially because of non-availability of equipment and network-connectivity issues, and the fact that parents may not be in a position to facilitate home-learning.

    We need to ensure that teachers come back to work so that hands-on training can happen since many of them may not be technologically adept. For many teachers, their entire world has changed: From traditional teaching tools to juggling with gadgets and software, they are relying only on their personal understanding. If school opens in now or even later, many children cannot simply come back. A post-pandemic school plan is essential and has to be prepared. With a staggered opening, the government and school leaders will have to think of novel methods by which children can be assimilated back into the school setting. And this has to be looked at bearing in mind the normal school calendar. Perhaps the new education policy needs to be revisited quickly and recalibrated.
    Some practical things that can be done are: Cleaning and sanitising the classrooms and areas where children converge regularly; increasing the medical staff and counsellors in schools; planning a new school calendar where any event with large gatherings of students/parents is avoided, that is, sports days, annual days and parent teacher meetings. There can be cancellation of excursions and inter-school events within and outside the city; reworking of school timings and putting in place of student attendance on a rota basis. School walls could have colourful, pictorial depictions and slogans that sensitise students on basic cleanliness and hygiene such as washing hands, and social distancing although too many displays of pandemic visuals should be avoided as it creates anxiety in the minds of children. We need to ensure the building of a strong parent-school partnership, if social distancing has to be understood and implemented; conduct periodic workshops by psychologists, medical practitioners and counsellors to help sensitise the students, enabling them to understand the situation.

    When students return to school, they will be the least prepared for any form of traditional testing all such testing measures should be put on hold at all levels and there should be more emphasis on instruction and emotional development. Particularly, the students in pre-primary and primary in the age group of three to 10 will find it very difficult to get into a routine because they would have been out of school for over six months. At the primary level, when children return, they should be allowed to have their own learning options creating personalised portfolios and project-based learning is important.

    This will enable the children to find a sense of academic freedom, which they would have missed in the restricted confines of their homes. As far as senior students are concerned, we have already lost 2020 and this situation may stretch to 2021, as far as regular school learning is concerned. Hence, it is imperative that when dealing with senior students, we should help them understand the importance of resilience and mental strength in order to face climatic change, disease, natural and man-made disasters and even rapid technological changes.

    The pandemic has truly reiterated the much clichd skills of the 21st century: Decision making, problem solving, ability to innovate and, most importantly, adaptability.

    These are extraordinary times, and we need extraordinary measures. The states and boards will have to, perhaps, look beyond traditional board examinations not only for the current year, but also for 2021. There is no doubt that returning to school after this pandemic will truly be a disruptive learning exercise at all levels.

    Arshiya Ruksar Jul 25 2020

    The pandemic has moved us into what could be considered the relational age. What happens on one side of the world soon impacts the other; look at how the coronavirus spread. Countries started working together to form effective strategies and solutions to slow down the spread of the virus. People kept in contact with each other through social media, and they united forces to make face masks, distribute food and supplies and volunteer where needed. Essential businesses stepped forward, and their workforce labored overtime. Very possibly, social distancing will become a normality that comes and goes at different times. Communities could form around work, family and schooling that move across technologies, time and location. The workforce may need to be reconfigured at different times and deployed for the most essential work as needed. The professional and educational worlds will need to prepare for and adapt to variable conditions that could quickly emerge.

    Prior to the pandemic, higher education couldnt keep up with the industrial demands for college- educated employees. The Institute for the Future estimates that 85% of the jobs in the year 2030 have not yet been created;[i] nevertheless, current curriculum remains aligned to previously existing job markets. At the same time, some scientists suggest that the first person to live to 150 years old may already be born.[ii] This means leading up to the pandemic, higher education was already under tension pressure to change and focus on competencies that better prepare people for long-term learning and shifts in society and work. Now, this holds even truer.

    After the pandemic, major economic turnover is inevitable. Some businesses will disappear, some will survive and new ones will emerge; the same could be said about higher education institutions. While work deemed essential will increase in value and retain high demand, some products and services will experience the opposite. An unemployed, yet skilled workforce will emerge. Many will need to retool their skills through additional education to remain employable as businesses reconfigure. We will need new higher education models to meet these demands. The systems that are put into place from this point forward must be strategically malleable so that changes can be made and resources shifted as needed.

    Ravouf jan Jul 25 2020

    Whenever a pandemic happens,the order changes and undoubtedly the home structure dwindles too.But everything bears a silver lining and the sun couldn't hide so long.we learn through the tough times and the bubble bursts eventhough acquisition becomes a trial.we change the course and look up for the alternatives,different modes and varied skills are sought out.This happened with us all.we upgraded our previous knowledge and acquired the basic skills.we became painters,pastry chefs and the home school teachers.The list is long. The author in us fluttered and we blogged,some took to the videography and the new dimensions opened the doors to learn and relearn.The pandemic took us a different way and our outlook to exist changed.we are still thriving and the world didn't stop to make us more wise and knowledgeable.We honed the distinction.

    Hritika Bhattacharya Jul 24 2020

    Learning and education are the two terms which may be used together more than often but it are two varied concepts altogether.
    Learning is a life long process...whereas education is both abstract as well as literal... Education is not only concerned to books and papers...but beyond it.... the biggest education which one gets is the education from life.
    Learning during pandemic is an ongoing process... One can learn soo many things from this pandemic.....this pandemic is that hard task master which has taught each of its students enough lessons of respect for nature, self love , discipline and a lot more. Learning post pandemic is dependant on how the learner treats it....meaning whether one continues to be an enthusiastic learner or becomes lousy ...
    Education on the other hand has never been hindered be it during or post pandemic. Teachers all over the world have been increasing using all the online platforms to reach to their students....
    Indeed learning and education was never a challenge be it during or post pandemic.

    Nupur kodolikar Jul 23 2020

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    It was such critical situation for all the human species in the world . Suddenly human touch is banned covid 19 had made us to fight with the situation all of sudden everthing is stopped it felt like time is not moving it still the same . The homeworkers became front foot worriors they have to take care of all the people childrens old age persons in home children are not allowed to go outside rhe home .Suddenly schools take intitaive in becoming the online education providers and there role is more taken by the all dads and moms who are giving their time and energy to complete the excercises and homeworks to make sure that children understnad everything what teacher had told . So the responslibities are shared now gender roles are reversing males are taking intrest in the acual process of taking care of home and people . Many people are showcasing their talent through you tube and social media . Human mind is consistently trying to par all the hurdles with the courage and power of imaginative thinking some people are started buisness of mask and sanitizer instead of traditional job and conventional buisness people are started earning money through lot of new online webinars and new buisness mindest of interacting with customers through internet in such large scale . Some of them are taking new classes through zoom .knowledge is everwhere just you have to build up mindset in which critical situation as a opportunity. Education offering so many resources and creative atmosphere in which if parents are awared they can teach so many things to child with some creative games like memory games and some artistic side which parents have like painting dancing singing they can make childerns self sufficient in this creative areas you can do gardening along with child and teach him to make miniatures in gardening actally planting trees giving food and water to birds and animlas they can now spend more time with their childrens In this panademic there are some people who are offering all the material to make ganpati in home you can do that along with your childrens . I think new normal teches lot of things and make us to leave the habit of taking everthing granted and thinking that everything will workout according to plan but nothing is in our hand and still we should feel lucky because we are alive and blessed with good family and health i think everything will change after this so we have to ready for some solidie change we should look forward to going to our work without being feared along with masks and sanitizer and applying all the rules and regualtions life and nature comes to its own terms so we have to take care of mother earth and people around us and value of exsistence of our closed ones .

    Anil jaswal Jul 23 2020

    It was a great shock to whole planet that such infectious pandemic has spread. It made everyone indoors. Even you can't touch one another. While sitting together has to maintain a distance of two meters between all sitting. Almost whole world has suffered. The surprise is no one has any solutions to the problems this epidemic created. The biggest shock is that their is no remedy available. All the educational institutions has to be closed. Everyone is worried how our genxt will going to pursue his or her education. In today's times if you fail in getting properly educated your whole life is doomed. It's not only up to that but whole nation is going to suffer. But I have the privilege of having a smartphone with me. So recharged my smartphone with the internet pack with 2GB data every day. And I use to select any topic of I love most and start searching that on internet. It is a worth admiring experience.

    Sakshi Jul 22 2020

    The year 2020 came with a box full of unwelcome surprises. Who knew that instead of working on our resolutions that we made for 2020 we would be sitting at home and making resolutions to keep our house clean to be safe in this COVID-19 situation. Also, the increasing tensions between India and China is a big tension currently. Not only us but our children and the entire country were using Chinese apps such as Zoom calls to get connected from our Office team or students connecting with teachers for some live classes. I was amazed by how India came up with their solutions and fought back and ban Chinese apps. Well, who knew that one year can come where schools, tutions and academic institutions would hold online lectures. While teachers and students both are facing their struggles for accessing online platforms due to various constraints. But let me draw your attention towards the problems generally faced by students in this pandemic. Not every student would have the facility of Internet Connection or proper devices to be part of online classes in such case I very much believe that everyone should help the family whose children does not have such facilities to study well in this situation. The COVID-19 situation has taught humankind that we can constantly find solutions and move ahead even if there are hurdles we can cross them all successfully.

    Mansi Chaturvedi Jul 22 2020

    Life itself is a teacher and so as we live our lives we somehow experience something everyday which eventually teaches us something. None of us even thought about a situation where the world would stop functioning. The year 2020 has given us food for thought. No matter what happens there is always a way to move on. Since schools are closed and it's been months, we have come to realise that human mind can innovate and bring about functioning of life. It was initially a bit worrisome as there was sudden stop to process of learning. But gradually we realised and saw the introduction of online classes and exams. Now it's a smooth process and education is being provided not only to students but to the teachers as well. They too have learnt to find alternate methods. With cancellation of so many important exams we have learnt that we can adjust to new ways putting less pressure on the need being marked or tested. Finally there has been learning of adjustment, appreciation, cooperation and humanity during this pandemic which is going to have a great impact in shaping the future

    Mythily Ramanan Jul 21 2020

    Since this covid started, life has changed a lot for everyone and so their lifestyle too. It has both positive and negative sides . Positively family bonding, strengthening relationship with each other from young ones to old people , exploring with new experiences and negative side stressful at times doing same routine daily and no change being lockdown at home. On the education front yes, it's a big challenge both for the teachers and students with online classes , especially with younger kids less than 8 yrs. But I am happy that it has brought a learning for me too with my kid who is 2.5 yrs and everyday I try to design new activity for her to develop her domains be it physical, congnition, social and communication so as to bring in holistic development by story telling, art and craft ,teaching shapes with objects at home , ball games , peeka boo ,painting , music taking turns each day and for few min everyday. I see her doing wonders and surprising me with her creativity . Schools will do their part when it reopens but until then let their creativity blossom at home from home schooling!!

    Vinopriya Jul 21 2020

    In this pandemic situation definitely students has to learn from home. This ia possible to read in a home. If they are coming to school they can get infect by the disease going on. Students safest place is only home they wont go anywhere.they always with their parents , grand parents, and siblings .this is a time to love more and more. This pandemic time given by god .all
    to understand the situation. For whom we are working for the future and for the family. We are eating sleeping going to office coming back. There is no conversation between the family members. But in this pandemic we have lot of time to spenn with family members and neighbourhood. Why the govt telling us to not to go out. If we are wearing mask why we have to wash our hands . Because of doing this we free from that disease. Still more awareness need for 80% people.they are not able to know about that. For the school going children they can learn from online classes.that is must . if the school kept means surely students will affect. So they need not to go to school . They can stay in their home they can learn a lot. Safety protection is very important for them.life wont comeback.

    Bhanupriya Mahajan Jul 21 2020

    We can never predict future.We only can build our present to have a great future ahead.Few months back everything was normal and no one had even thought of such crisis would come in all of us life so sudden.
    Learning is ongoing cycle.It never ends and stops for anything.Due to covid19, many things have changed around us.The most important change came in the way of teaching and learning.Now everything is taught online to the students.We can look this way of teaching in both the ways +ve and -ve.For children who comes in age group 8-15 , are more equipped with such forms of teaching .For them it's easier to cope up with online classes.But for kids who are below this age ,will be facing a tough time to concentrate on any gadget for studying.So , here comes the role of parents and teacher to help them in understanding by making classes more creative rather then just book reading or asking questions.Teachers should use more fun activities for teaching to small children.And on the other hand parents duty is to sit with small kids and help them to understand and grasp.Because of lockdown on Television also things got changed.For eg. After yrs Ramayana and Mahabharata aired on TV.This religious family series enjoyed by everyone in the family.As cartoons and regular tv serials stopped airing, people saw this spiritual content with kids which helped them to adapt some spiritual, religious and moral values in their life.In short, life is name of living in any crisis or situation.We can't sit and wait for good times to come.Instead we should develop skills and knowledge to come out such situations in flying colors. Happy learning !!

    Roopa M Jul 21 2020

    It is always better to have a positive outlook towards every situation. Ever since this crisis started, we have come a long way in managing time while staying indoors. Thanks to technology. There are plenty of online classes that have cropped up. People are teaching and learning all the time which are benefitting many - yoga, origami, dance, music, painting, languages, Bhagavadgita, and all the online office meetings conducted and other informational seminars related to agriculture, parenting, books etc., are teaching great lessons.

    We should appreciate educational institutions for adapting to new ways of teaching and handling children in the best way possible.

    We must always remember- this too shall pass. With all the uncertainty at our hands, one thing is certain- when the lockdown ends, we would be more equipped with lot more skills to add to our resume and learnt wonderful lessons regarding handling adverse situations.