Teachers of school children need to become multi-task specialistsThe pandemic has brought out the best in people. The school teachers, as a class, are one such. They have really done some innovation in terms of reaching out to students, They have also been able to reach out to parents. Only now, the schools have reopened with severe restrictions.
The teachers need to be trained as counselors, and this skill should be at least the basic skills. There are hundreds of trained professionals who can impart such basic skills. The teachers also need to become IT experts, to teach the children at a fairly young age, the basic IT skills. For example, a seventh standard child should be able to operate both Ms-Word and Ms-Excel and a tenth standard child should know the nuances of Ms-powerpoint in detail.
The teachers need a mindset change. One really hopes that the authorities concerned will take up this task on a priority basis.