The role of teachers has been highlighted during COVID-19 Pandemic. Teachers everywhere are adapting and developing unique and nuanced approaches to education. Here are few tips we can from teachers around the world!
Collaborate With Other Teachers!
In time of crisis nothing works better than teamwork! Take the time every day and share your learning and experiences with your colleagues! Through sharing and collaboration, your ability to solve shared problems will grow exponentially. What is better than one brilliant mind? A group of brilliant minds working together!
Socialize with your Students!
During the pandemic experts highlighted the importance of social interaction with students. Get to know your students and understand their social needs. It is best to engage them in conversations around the topics of study and beyond. Social interactions ensure higher learning retention and keep your students engaged in class! They will also help them feel safe and release their worries and fears!
Connect with Parents!
Everything is new for all involved! Share with parents how their children are learning. This will help them understand the efforts involved, and clarify different roles needed. Parents are your best ally making high quality of education. They will help you along the way and support you to improve your class-room experience.
Be Open and Learn along!
This is a great time to try new things in your classroom! Your students will love to see their teacher learning new things with them! This will enable you to connect with your students and come up with new creative ways that make them tick!
Take care of yourself!
It is easy to forget the simple acts of self-care during a hectic schedule. Find a time to treat yourself, relax and put aside the pressures of every day. Set a time to enjoy with your family and try new activities. This help you focus more, and ease the pressures. In addition, you will face challenges with a new and different perspective!
Finally, It can be hard time to navigate for teachers, parents and students. We all have to accept the challenges that are coming along and face them together. We will all make mistakes as the path is uncertain, but that shouldn't put us down. We should all take these times as chance to learn and grow and reach for the things we thought were impossible!
Author: Lutfallah Bachimam - Content Development Supervisor at The Alchemist Lab