Parenting(Age 5 to 8) | 1 year AGO
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 91.3 percent of pupils worldwide were learning remotely, according to a UNESCO survey. According to the study, 194 governments around the world ordered country-wide school closures, and more than 1.3 billion pupils began their schooling in virtual classrooms.
Although this transition was welcomed by all but the toll which online learning has taken on mental health of students cannot be ignored. Teachers are worried that online classes are creating a negative impact on children’s mental health. Social anxiety among students is on an all-time high as they do not get to interact with as many people as they would in school. The rising number of anxiety cases has alarmed the parents and schools who are left with no other option but to keep online classes running as COVID-19 shows no signs of slowing down.
While social and emotional growth of students took place in schools, we must now adapt to these curriculums in an online structure. We have curated six feel-good activities for educators so that they may be able to implement them in their curriculum for enhanced activity of students. Students will respond well to these activities and will keep engaged in these uncertain times. It is a well known fact that if the mind is busy with productive yet fun projects then students will be less anxious as compared to the time when they are sitting idle and surfing the internet aimlessly.
Various forms of studies have revealed that the students who participate in fun activities at school have higher satisfaction levels, adapt to change with ease and gain a stronger coping strategy. These virtual activities can be used for improvement of students by interweaving them with the subjects that are already being taught, like English, Art, Physical Education or Home Education. Teachers can use these activities in the following three ways:-
These five activities will help students cope with the changes affected by COVID-19:-
These activities can assist pupils in adjusting to the new situation created by the COVID-19 epidemic. When they combine these activities with their online lessons and daily routine, they will see an increase in dopamine levels and a reduction in anxiety.
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