Adversity is an excellent teacher:
There is uncertainty about when schools will reopen and how they will function once they do. Will, there be a double shift, or will half the kids come on some days and the other half on others? There’s also the question of whether schools will open just for senior courses and the rest would be taught virtually.
We are all going through a difficult period. The entire world has come to a halt. Isn’t this the truth today? No schools, no outdoor sports, no cricket matches, parks without children, travel plans canceled, people wearing masks…isn’t this the reality today? Every person, every family, every civilization, every field, and the majority of companies and countries have been affected by Covid-19.
Adversity imparts valuable life lessons:
Adversity imparts valuable life lessons: We are not constantly in pleasant environments, with everything going our way. Many ups and downs occur in our life. Every person, whether a youngster, an adult, or a senior citizen, rich or poor, is fighting this pandemic today.
However, history has shown that adversity can be a tremendous teacher, bringing out the best in people. Adversity causes us to struggle at first, but we eventually learn to accept it. Our new normal in this epidemic is to wear masks, wash our hands frequently, work from home, and work for home.
Teaching has taken on a new meaning:
Teachers and children, for example, quickly adapted to online learning. We’ve all reskilled and upgraded our skills. Digital platforms and tools were introduced to us. Webinars, Google Meet, Microsoft Team, and Zoom technology, as well as educational tools such as E-books, have all been used to share knowledge.
We provide education via Netflix and Whatsapp, voice messages and videos, Radio Paathshala, and other means. Short-term courses in digital marketing, video production, culinary, and handicraft are all on the rise.
Adversity teaches us to adjust invariably:
Change is unavoidable. Human progress has always been a constant. Progress necessitates change. People’s attitudes must change, and if they are unable to do so, they will be unable to change anything else. One must evolve and adapt to the changing environment.
As a result of the epidemic, our goals, behaviors, routines, and attitudes have all changed.
Our priorities have shifted from a race for earthly desires to:
Our Immunity is boosted by good health and hygiene.
Our priorities are family love, family safety, time with family, and eldercare.
We’ve tried our hand at cooking, crafts, music, filmmaking, and a variety of other things.
As a result of the pandemic, our behavior has changed…
We used to recommend not bringing your phone to class, but now we recommend studying with your phone. We don’t want anyone, even our closest friends, to come to our house or pay us a visit. We work from home and for home. Masks, handwashing, and minimum interaction have become our new normal.
Our educational system must evolve. We don’t prepare kids for life. We must arm them with mental, emotional, and physical abilities. Degrees don’t always help in life, but a listening ear, prayers, emotional support, meditation, and reassuring words can. Children must be taught the proper values and attitudes by their parents and instructors.
In difficult situations, what role do schools and parents play?
Parents serve as role models…
When dealing with the problem, parents must remain cool and composed. Children are able to analyze their nervousness and, as a result, they get anxious as well.
Recognize and understand your sensations…
The majority of those affected by this pandemic are youngsters. They’ve lost all interest in school, peer contact, play, and excursions.
Take care of the younger ones… Younger children are sometimes unable to communicate their feelings, which manifests itself in behaviors such as restlessness, not listening, agitation, and anger. It is now up to parents to provide complete support and assurance to their children.
Teach them to be responsible. Parents must teach their children to be responsible by wearing masks, cleaning their hands, and maintaining physical distance, among other things.
Make a list of your blessings… Teach youngsters to recognize their blessings and to cultivate a grateful attitude, as well as values of kindness, compassion, and joy in giving.
Instill discipline in your children…
Instill discipline in them to do yoga, meditation, and physical activity on a regular basis for their own well-being, but children will follow if their parents do.
In the direction of optimistic thought… From time to time, reassure them that this, too, will pass. Think positively and approach problems with a solution-oriented mindset.
Always motivate youngsters rather than comparing them to others to instill confidence in them. Make contact with them. Participate in their activities.
Keep them both mentally and physically occupied.
Children must be taught the proper values and attitudes by their parents and instructors.
Teachers can teach students about the pandemic’s lessons. Take children beyond the pages of a book and teach them life skills through stories, movies, role-playing, and other activities. Share success tales of those who have turned challenges into opportunities from time to time.
Children can become mentally, socially, and emotionally strong by reading biographies of great people, discussing how bold people turned mistakes into opportunities, and sharing their own experiences.