The teacher didn’t call out my name for an entire week and I don’t feel like attending her class,” is what a class V student told his mother, Devika Desai, a home maker from Panaji. This is the case with not just one student but many. With online classes, teachers and psychologists try to involve their students in class activities and discussions so that their students don’t feel left out. Over the last two months, primary and college students have started their classes online and many are going through anxiety issues.
Riddhi Hirani, a primary school teacher in Panaji, too received a complaint from a student that he was not included on the pin-up screen. “We have a system where we pin-up students’ profiles on the main screen and all the students can see them on their individual screens at home. We do this for every child almost every week and I must have probably forgotten to add this one kid.
He called me to tell me that he was upset about it.” She adds, “This happens mostly with younger children and as a teacher I have to make sure that all students are attended to. In a regular class it was possible to call out each student, online becomes a bit tough.”Renita Barnetto, a lecturer of a higher secondary school in Ponda tells us that she recently sent her students pictures and videos of the campus.
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