Did we use the lockdown wisely?

Zamir Arif
Even as people are slowly beginning to wake up from forced lockdowns, with the pandemic not yet under control, schools continue to remain closed. But have we left our children to learn for themselves, used this as an opportunity to train them in self-dependency or give them lessons in empathy? Of course not. Unless we open the textbooks, give our students endless hours of homework and get them to fill up their notebooks we are not satisfied.

Recalling a forgotten tryst…

S. Mundayoor
Amidst all the clamour for online education to help us tide over the crisis that the pandemic has brought on, are we forgetting perhaps a lesser but far more omnipresent technology? Satellite television has a wider reach in this country and we have already experimented with educational tv content and hence know how to use it.

Online education, social justice and digital exclusion

Ambika Aiyadurai
As the clamour for online education grows louder, we are not listening to the voices coming from those groups of students who find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. How do we mitigate their concerns and help them study too in this time?

My life now, in six words

Fareen Wahid
If you are wondering how to help your students understand what is happening around them, here is a simple exercise that this teacher gave her students to help them come to terms.

And the job must go on

Shreya Jindal
With less than 24 hours to get on board a rescue flight taking her back home, here’s how a teacher kept her spirit is up and continued to teach while lugging around suitcases, waiting at the airport and during her quarantine period in the hotel.

The new normal through a parental lens

Ardra Balachandran
Teachers and students are both struggling and coping as they test waters with online learning, but what about the parents? What are their thoughts and how are they dealing with this work-from-home and learn-from-home situation?

Vidyarambham: a new appraoch to learning

Latha Vydianathan
As we face an unknown future, which is going to require problem-solving and innovative thinking, it is clear that skills such as collaboration and creativity are no longer simply “soft skills” that can be added on when needed.