Educator- An all time contributor

Mrs Sonia Datta

Principal, Ramjas school. Daryaganj

The world as we know it has changed in the blink of an eye. With Covid-19 spreading at an unprecedented pace on a global level, not only humanity, but the business and education system has taken a back seat. Where schools have been forced to shut down and work remotely, Educators have played a significant role in saving the academic year of students by proffering online education from home. During these tough situations, I would also like to mention the wonderful role played by the parents where they turned themselves into educators. Being a principal of Ramjas school. Daryaganj, I would like to say here that we all being educators must applaud our self and our team for the tremendous work.

Furthermore, from the conventional chalk and duster to the e-learning modules, we have seen a paradigm shift in the role of an educator.

One must not forget the stress related to the unexpected situation which arose due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and how swiftly the education system adapted to it.

Even if we are not part of the education system however, the academic calendar was something which was easily relatable by everyone. With COVID-19 in our lives, the beginning of this academic year looks a whole lot different for those involved in school systems — from teachers, parents, students as well as school administrators.

We have understood the need of the hour and have adjusted accordingly keeping in mind the best interest of the students at the epicenter and therefore, we have been organizing activities, debates, and role-plays, and many other activities to channel the flow of energy in the right direction as they used to do in their traditional classrooms. With academic subjects, the non-academic subjects are also being taught creatively well.

To add to these pressures, there remains a looming sense of uncertainty about the way forward in the academic year — for how long can we carry out online classrooms? How and when will schools function as ‘normal’ and what will ‘normal’ look like in the classroom? These are the questions set in a sense of panic, especially for those involved in school systems that in a country like ours, thrive on learning through classroom engagement with the technology used merely as an assistive modality

We have been playing a proactive role during this pandemic and have well accommodated ourselves with the changing face of education. From bringing the outside world to the online classrooms using the ever-changing technology and understanding the needs of children while supporting educators to stay healthy to planning on how to safeguard the education for the future.

I am sure, we must conclude this pandemic as a victory for all of us!

Mrs Sonia Datta

Principal, Ramjas school. Daryaganj