Motivation video from Birla High School
The teachers of Birla High School have launched a video on their school website, motivating students to hold on, stay focused and think positive despite the lockdown.
The video, just over five minutes long and titled From Your Teachers With Love, features several teachers.
Birla High School is not the only one. Around nine teachers of The Future Foundation School recently posted a video on social media, telling students in verse how much they are being missed.
“The senior students are worried about their future. Students are getting frustrated that they cannot return to school. So it was important for the teachers to go beyond holding online classes and cheer up the students. Their mental health is as important,” said Loveleen Saigal, the principal of Birla High.
Saswati Sarkar, who wrote the poem and edited the video for Future Foundation students, said the idea was to encourage students. “It spreads a message of hope,” said the Bengali teacher.
The junior students of Modern High School for Girls have been receiving videos and stories encouraging them to learn at their own pace. “We realise online classes are not possible in every home. The focus is now more on a child’s mental health,” said Devi Kar, the director of Modern High.
At Indus Valley World School, teachers are holding interactive sessions with their students to discuss books and other interests beyond studies, said Amita Prasad the director of Indus Valley World School.