Delhi govt school students who joined Classes 10, 12 late get a helping hand – education
Almost a month after Delhi’s public school teachers were ordered by the education department to “adopt and monitor” the academic progress of around three or four students in classes 10 and 12 who joined the classes in September, teachers are working longer to make sure no student is Left behind.
Noting the hundreds of students in classes 9 and 11 who passed after a new exam and were able to join the classes in grades 10 and 12 in September alone, the Directorate of Education (DoE) in a circular published last month He asked teachers to “monitor and supervise their academic progress and support them emotionally and socially.”
“These students, who are currently not academically on par with the other average students in the same class, deserve the utmost attention and care,” said Additional Director of Education Saroj Sain in a notice posted on October 8. “All teachers in the school will adopt 3 to 4 of these students … The teacher will also provide subject-specific support where and when needed, to improve academic performance.”
Neelima Bhatia, a graduate teacher (PGT) at a government girls’ school in Sultanpuri, has been teaching for more than two decades. She said that since the girls in her school are first-generation learners, teachers also need to try harder to mentor families.
“I have four children under my responsibility. Most of the children here are first-generation students. Since parents are helpless, teachers become the only source of learning and well-being for students. Taking into account their learning levels, we have prepared different support materials and guide them accordingly to obtain passing grades. The focus is on dividing the curriculum into simpler concepts for them, ”he said.
“Most of the students attend these online classes for students in class 12 and cannot understand the concepts that are taught in English. They come to us with these queries and we help them identify key concepts and phrases so they can better follow the lessons. Sometimes students also come to school in groups of one or two to answer their questions, ”he said.
Vandana Mittal, who is a trained graduate teacher (TGT) of mathematics at Sarvodaya Co-ed Vidyalaya in Rohini Sector 8, said teachers are now available on their “24×7” phones.
“There are about 150 such students in our school who were promoted to Class 10 on the basis of grades and retest. These children have been adopted by teachers and, in addition to focusing on their own subject, we also provide them with assistance in other subjects or connect them with the teacher of the specific subject, ”Mittal said.
“We need to focus more on these students as their base is not very strong and there is a kind of phobia regarding exams and approaching teachers. Each teacher is responsible for eliminating that and encouraging students to study, ”he said.
Teachers generally said that the reduced CBSE board testing program will help cover the program. “Most of these students use their parents’ smartphones, which are often only available at night. Sometimes they also send us a message at 11 pm and we respond to their inquiries, ”Mittal said.
Sanjana Soni, a TGT science teacher at a government school in New Kondli, said: “More effort is required to push these low-achieving students because they often don’t take as much initiative to ask questions as better-performing students. In addition to the regular videos, we record videos on different topics and send them to you, which helps in personalized learning. “
Soni said teachers were also reaching out to parents to discuss their children’s academic progress. “Some low-achieving students also come to school in groups of two or three students with parental consent, masks and disinfectants alternately. Even though the lessons are short, it helps them learn better compared to learning online, “he said, adding that each teacher who focused on 2 or 3 teachers was helping students get” focused attention. “