Just like that, we have arrived at the end of the adventurous year of 2022. This year has been truly an amazing experience for all teachers across the world. Students came back to the classroom after a long hiatus since 2020.
As teachers, you have done a fantastic job in welcoming the students and ensuring that they are safe and happy. You have taken help of innovative approaches to bring about considerable positive changes in teacher-student relationships. These new approaches have redefined teaching and learning and made it way more effective than ever before.
So, before we wrap up 2022, let’s take a look at some of the things that we are truly grateful for in the education ecosystem this year:
📚Textbook learning + a little fun with the 💻 gadgets The combination of technology and learning never looked this exciting. A little textbook reading followed by some interesting videos and audios to aid knowledge retention has been an excellent way this year to maximise learning goals.
Teachers taking the 🥷 centre stage The amazing resilience and dedication that teachers displayed during the lockdown made everybody realise that they are nothing less than superheroes, whose super powers were not utilised to their full potential. Hence, teacher upskilling became a central agenda in 2022. It is heartening to see the stakeholders driving teachers to excel in their careers.
Self-care ❤️ for teachers Increased importance was given to teachers' mental health. They were made part of self-care sessions by schools and governments to ensure they feel fit and fine and ready for the classroom.
Schools, parents and teachers 🏫+👫+🧑🏫 working together Schools, parents and teachers understood that they can ensure quality education of the students only when they come together as a unit and collaborate effectively. Smooth communication channels, honest feedback sessions became a norm that helped all the stakeholders to monitor and track student progress.
Empathy and kindness to create a 🌍 better world Another lesson from the pandemic time that we all learnt is the vital importance of values like gratitude, empathy and kindness. The education ecosystem has taken numerous steps to ensure holistic development of the students by including value education so that they are equipped to create a beautiful tomorrow filled with love and compassion.
What a truly eventful year it has been!
We cannot wait to see the amazing things 2023 has in store for the teaching community.
📰 Educational News Around the World
Training in Singapore for Punjab school principals Mohali, Punjab: Committed to providing international education standards to the students of Punjab government schools, the government has announced its move to train its schools principals at the Principals Academy and National Institute of Education, institutes of Singapore.
Teachers are the top 10% earners in some parts of Britain London, United Kingdom: Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said that teachers are in the top 10% earners in some parts of the UK. The politician also said that the average salary of a classroom teacher is £ 39,000 while head teachers earn up to £95,000.
Dubai, UAE: 83% of UAE parents say YES to hybrid learning My Online School, one of the few British online schools of UAE conducted a research survey with 500 UAE parents. The results showed that 89% of parents wanted change in the present curriculum and classroom system with 56% saying that they wanted greater focus on mental health and well being.
Socio-emotional needs of students must be looked after in the classroom to ensure their holistic development. Read this newsletter to find out some ways how teachers can cater to such needs in the classroom.