“Educator’s real experiences and stories in times of the COVID Era”
Education must go on, in the mid of a very challenging time.
It doesn’t stop fulfilling its role in the growing and learning of young individuals.
I express my strong side of education that it takes whatever the critical situation the world is facing.
To begin with, I have high admiration for the commitment and effort of my school where I serve as a Mathematics Teacher.
The school purchased a system to use for online teaching.
The MS Team is our tool to administer the online classes and now it became normal for learning since the beginning of the first semester of 2021.
Additionally, it allows our parents to have immediate access like taking a look at students’ homework, announcement, and others posted by our school admin.
Also, important details are there for teacher-parent collaboration and many more others to benefit our students studying online.
So, as we are the educators of our students via online classes, we speak right in their minds, talk straight to their hearts and we listen to them.
As an educator myself, I don’t start my lesson right away, but the heart of education comes in by asking few questions first as to
“how are you?”
“How are you doing in your online classes”?
“Are you loving it, or still enjoying it facing your laptop for long hours?”
“Do you have any challenging homework?”
There we can hear straight to the point childish and mature responses.
And thus, we should love to hear them expressing their thoughts and emotions even in front of the cameras.
We hear some challenging concerns and understand their feelings studying while learning online. Thus, we may do our best to meet in between these challenges.
Finally, from my own point of view, I realized that taking care of the children with their emotions, their thoughts is a huge role of education.
Time for asking how they are before starting the lesson is heart of educating our students.
Communicating with the students on the other side will develop a camaraderie for better teaching and learning.