“Life begins when we begin and each day we ought to be born again.” Sterling W. Sill
As we open the doors of the school to welcome our students after two years of online teaching, we are overwhelmed by the motley of emotions and thoughts. There is great excitement as we eagerly await to see the smiling faces and hear the noisy chatter of the students. The changes and challenges that confront us also make us analyse the situation we are in, try to gain new perspective into reality and make the best of circumstances that we are surrounded with. The process of evolution also similarly reflects the adaptations of organisms to their changing environments. Therefore, as an ardent advocate to unlearn and relearn, I am looking forward to this new session with renewed faith and extensive preparation.
As we reopen, our primary focus will be on the Socio Emotional Learning (SEL) of students. We look forward to renewing the connect of children with peers and teachers. SEL is like the heartbeat of the classroom and therefore, it is imperative to make the children feel safe and secure before we get to the academics. We probably need Education 5.0 – the Humane Education which amalgamates the heart, head and the hands with special emphasis on heart.
The other important focus area will be to bridge the learning gaps that have arisen due to physical closure of the school. Although, the online transactions have been undertaken with utmost care, training and pedagogical innovation, yet the learning environment of the physical school could never be replicated. We are targeting to assess the gaps in the expected learning levels & the existing learning levels of the students and will address them in a planned and systematic manner. The idea is not to add immediate cognitive load on students with new content but to have learning as a fun and self-driven activity. Special Bridge programmes have been planned with emphasis on key concepts in all subjects.
While we work tirelessly to make learning environment safer and happier for our children, we seek your kind support and cooperation in all our pursuits and endeavours.
Best wishes for the new beginning.