Morning assembly, back-to-back classes, a rushed lunch and then back to classes. And it still does not end because you would have to prepare for the next day. Such is a day in the life of a teacher. Hands down, the recipe to a successful day in teaching and learning is a thoughtfully designed, executed, and technologically aided lesson plan.
A year into the pandemic, the world stands witness to a massive shift in the way our children were/are being educated. With the classrooms turning virtual, teaching and learning became a coveted privilege - for those who had access to a stable internet connection. A study by UNESCO1 shows an average learning loss of two-thirds of an academic year worldwide due to COVID-19 school closures. We can imagine what this learning loss would look like in a country like India where even a regular power supply is a challenge in some parts. The field study by Azim Premji University2 suggests that not only are children not achieving learning outcomes of their current grade, but there is also a learning loss from the previous grade (forgetting previously learnt concepts).