Tatva’s Technical Tweet!-Online Classes!

The transition from on-campus to online teaching and learning is not easy. It has been a huge learning curve for me personally and also for all the teachers at Tatva who till sometime back, were not so tech savvy. However, the Covid-19 crisis has changed all that. We are living in extraordinary times. The world around us has radically transformed within the past couple of weeks and months into a science-fiction movie.

The idea of being able to just port what you’re doing in a classroom into an online environment has its own problems. But trying to do that in the midst of a pandemic is another problem altogether.

Even in this time of “social distancing”, we cannot forget the fact that education is not just a cognitive process. It is also a social process. As teachers, the way we form these relationships with our students online and the way we facilitate our students to form these relationships with their peers online still is and will be the key to the success of any kind of online teaching and learning.

The management at Tatva Global School was quick to transition to online teaching and learning, and probably was among the very first schools to realize that online learning was the most viable alternative. We had the courage to go beyond just sending links for children to access and learn on their own. We created personalized presentations with a voice over given by the specific class teachers / subject teachers to provide a personal touch, a systematic approach to the process and all that made a huge difference. We took the road less travelled!! And it made all the difference! It took great effort to organize, plan, assimilate and execute online classes for our students but at the end it was a very fruitful and satisfying experience as we were able to deliver quality learning, which was well appreciated by all the stakeholders, especially parents, our partners in this process.

But, what were/are the real challenges of online teaching and learning? Women teachers need a special mention, here as the rigours of doing the daily chores and managing online classes efficiently, can take a heavy toll on their overall health and well-being. However, credit goes to these teachers who have made it possible and always came up with a pleasant smile when facing the students online.

It was a herculean task to prepare a step-by-step guide on how to access and use online learning tools and curriculum, making sure that this information was presented in various formats including video and text, ask families to make sure all students – especially the youngest learners – knew how to log in to the apps or access the links and know their passwords. Teachers needed to know how to take attendance, provide extra tech support and make sure parents and teachers knew how to ask for help. 

And the IT team had worked long hours with service providers like Google and enabled us, the teachers. with our lessons. It was a tumultuous ride and now after a week, we are sailing smooth on rough waters.

It has been a beautiful learning experience for all involved and I hope that normalcy is restored as soon as possible… Happy learning.. Always!!

Pavani Dokka

Vice Principal

Tatva Global School

43 Responses
  1. Vish Sivaswamy

    Very well penned Pavani madam. Indeed the task was arduous. Teachers adapted pretty well. And now they are innovating online. The teaching aids created and presented more effective online than when on-campus. Personalized screens provide proximity and teachers are leveraging it.

    1. Ranjani.S

      We feel it is a great opportunity to take online classes and meeting all our students. It’s only possible with a lot of great work behind this. I would like to thank each member of the Tatva team who works tirelessly to make this possible. Thank you, ma’am, for these encouraging words which always motivates us to do better. Each day is a learning experience for us as Teachers.

  2. Poornima

    Good Note Pavani ma’am,

    Yes ,definitely the path was rocky but the sustained focus and the indomitable spirit in teachers to make their student’s lives better made all the difference.

  3. Sree Pallavi

    As the scientific maxim goes that only thing permanent is change and human endeavor is to adapt to the change.
    Recent events of covid 19 have clearly defined our lives on this blue planet and one’s who have amalgamated to the “normal ” order would see the sun shine with a new zeal
    At Tatva, transition from conservative teaching to virtual classes with the continuous support and guidance of management team has been a yearning learning and enrichment curve.
    Ensuring engaging participation from all stakeholders has been the hallmark of this new journey.
    Would strive to pace ahead on this voyage of delivering Tatva values unto zenith.

  4. Karina D'mello

    Yes Pavani ma’am this was indeed very wonderful to read how you expressed each and every teachers heart out. This has definitely brought a change in everyone’s lives. It is not just the kids who are excited. It is also the parents and the teachers. Kudos to Tatva team for rocking and standing up to the challenge once again. Good job team.

  5. Chandana Somalanks

    Very well articulated Pavani madam.
    Cultivating an engaging learning experience and reaching them outside the class was the challenge initially.But the zeal and need to reach out to the children
    helped us explore, experiment and also succeed in creating simple yet efficient online sessions and student driven assignments.
    The human connect, was also catered in these virtual classes by the exclusive video calls to cater to every child and attaching the voice over to the content to be delivered.

    ‌Truly loved this whole new experience!! It was extremely gratifying and fulfilling to know that children loved them and overwhelmed with the feedback given by the parents.

    ‌Kudos Teachers.😊😊

  6. Chandana Somalanka

    Nicely articulated Pavani madam.
    Cultivating an engaging learning experience and reaching them outside the class was the challenge initially.But the zeal and need to reach out to the children
    helped us explore, experiment and also succeed in creating simple yet efficient online sessions and student driven assignments.
    The human connect, was also catered in these virtual classes by the exclusive video calls to cater to every child and attaching the voice over to the content to be delivered.

    ‌Truly loved this whole new experience!! It was extremely gratifying and fulfilling to know that children loved them and overwhelmed with the feedback given by the parents.

    ‌Kudos Teachers.😊😊

  7. Sriraghavan S M

    The one community that adapts to any change in social structure is the teacher community. We lead by example and here tatva faculty and Support team has shown that to the world. Wishing you all a great success and a safe life.

  8. Shilpi Mishra

    उम्दा लेखनी महोदया
    लॉकडाउन के कारण शिक्षा प्रणाली में आए बदलाव का साकरात्मक असर पड़ता दिखाई दे रहा है। लॉकडाउन के कारण घरों में बंद बच्चों के समय के सदुपयोग के लिए तत्वा ने नया सत्र ऑनलाइन शुरू किया।कई स्कूली अनुशासन की गैरहाजिरी के बीच बच्चे नए उत्साह के साथ नये सत्र का स्वागत कर रहे हैं। अभी तक मोबाइल में केवल गेम जानने वाले बच्चे पहली बार मोबाइल के अलग मायनों से भी परिचित हो रहे हैं।

  9. Madhavi

    Well said Pavani ma’am. Very happy to read this. We feel it is a great opportunity taking online classes and meeting all our students. It’s only possible with a lot of great work behind this. It’s not so easy to meet students through video call without support of our technical team and admin department. I would like to thank all for their help to give us this platform. Really it’s a great experience in my career. Thank you team.

  10. Henry Jacob

    Pavani Ma’am, you have very clearly laid down the details of the ordeal we’ve faced in the light of the COVID-19 breakout. The Annual plans and session plans would have all gone for a toss had it not been for the quick response that Tatva adopted to overcome the crisis. No time was wasted to design and implement a strategy that was both efficient and effective. We managed to bring the students into these virtual classrooms and fire their interest and literally keep the heat on. The degree of its success is made visible by the high rate of attendance and the improved learning quotient that is evident among the students. Teachers are happy that they have been able to realise their planning and strategy within the time frame of the calendar year, and with great productivity. Feeling really proud of Tatva.

  11. Priya Singh

    Very well articulated ma’am, you have truly written a teachers heart out. It is good to see that in this unprecedented situation, we have not pulled back and are motivated to do more. I would say all of your support and motivation is keeping all of them get going. The patience and perseverance that the teachers have shown is commendable.

  12. Anitha Mary

    Indeed it was a pleasure reading the blog Pavani ma’am. I truly feel proud to be a teacher.In the current scenario, neither the teacher nor the student has an opportunity to see nor talk to eachother,TATVA has made the impossible possible through the online classes.Yes it was not easy as a mother at home, to be a teacher, teaching online.It was time consuming.But when it comes to my students,nothing can stop me.It was a thrilling experience teaching online.The students were pretty excited to see their teachers,learn and clarify their doubts.This is going to be a life time memory to the teachers and the students.

    Thank you TATVA

  13. Pranav Reddy

    Well written, Pavani ma’am! I”m a student of Grade 10, and I appreciate and applaud the excruciating efforts of the IT team and the teachers of Tatva for making sure my class and the rest of the school did not fall behind in academic progressions. Tatva has arisen from the current situation as a triumphant force!

  14. Ushasree

    It is a pleasure to read you Pavani Ma’am. You articulated the thoughts of all the teachers. Kudos to the team Tatva.
    And, as you mentioned the road less traveled is never a smooth and joyful ride. However, the technical team, parents, students and our fellow team members made it a joyful ride. We never felt the pangs of new learning. We caught on to the technicalities like fish take to water. However, without your help, and constant support and encouragement from Vish Sir and the parents, it would not have been possible.
    Thanks to you and the Management team for their support and unwavering faith in us which made this journey not only possible but an enjoyable one for all of us. Kudos to Team TATVA.

  15. Pavithraa

    Well said mam,indeed it was a great experience for teachers and students as well.It was a different experience in teaching and we proved that nothing can stop us from teaching.Students also enjoyed this learning and cooperated and obedient through out the session.

  16. Pavithraa

    Indeed it was a great experience for teachers and students as well.We got an opportunity to prove that nothing can stop us from teaching.Students also cooperated and were obedient throughout the session.

  17. Kiranmaie Inguva

    Thank you Pavani ma’am. It was an excellently and empethetically drafted note. You drew a picture of the present times with your words. Herculean task it was, yes, but the fervour and passion made the impossible possible. This is a perfect example to show that nothing can really stop us from imparting the fruits of knowledge to our students. It is not only a great learning experience to the students, but the teachers too. I feel gratified to associate with TATVA.

  18. Ranjani Subramanian

    Indeed ma’am each road taken by us as teachers has always been a learning experience to each one of us as teachers . We truly miss our children but what better way to connect with them under such circumstances non other than the online classes which has renewed the interest in learning for the little one too. This indeed is going to me a lifetime memory for us as teachers and also the children.
    Thankyou TATVA

  19. Ranjani S

    Indeed ma’am each road taken by us as teachers has always been a learning experience to each one of us . We truly miss our children but what better way to connect with them under such circumstances non other than the online classes which has renewed the interest in learning for the little ones too. This indeed is going to be a lifetime memory for us as teachers and also the children.
    Thankyou TATVA

  20. Ranjani S

    Each road taken by us as teachers has always been a learning experience to each one of us . We truly miss our children but what better way to connect with them under such circumstances non other than the online classes which has renewed the interest in learning for the little ones too. This indeed is going to be a lifetime memory for us as teachers and also the children.
    Thankyou TATVA

  21. Ranjani S

    Each road taken by us as teachers has always been a learning experience to each one of us . We truly miss our children but what better way to connect with them under such circumstances non other than the online classes which has renewed the interest in learning for the little ones too. Thankyou for giving us this opportunity to connect with the children.

  22. Ranjani S

    Each road taken by us as teachers has always been a learning experience to each one of us . We truly miss our children but what better way to connect with them under such circumstances non other than the online classes which has renewed the interest in learning for the little ones too. Thankyou for giving us this opportunity to connect with the children.

  23. IVS Kiranmaie

    Thank you Pavani ma’am. It was an excellently and empathetically drafted note. You drew a precise picture of the present times with your words. Herculean task it was, yes, but the fervor and passion made the impossible possible. This is a perfect example to show that nothing can really stop us from imparting the fruits of knowledge to our students. It is not only a great learning experience to the students, but to the teachers too.
    I feel gratified to be associated with TATVA.

  24. Komali

    Pavani ma’am, you well penned with great heart. really it is very nice to read. With grate efforts by teachers, planning by manegment , wonderful support by IT team , full of parents support …nothing is impossible. That’s what proved TATVA.
    Kudos Team Tatva.

  25. Ranjani.S

    Thankyou Pavani ma’am for these encouraging words which always motivates us to do better. Each day is a learning experience for us as teachers. Lockdown is a really difficult situation for us where we are not able to be physically and mentally present in school which is also our comfort zone along with the children. We as teachers miss the children and what better way to stay connected with the children through online classes. We will always cherish these moments. Thank you once again for giving us this opportunity.

  26. Ranjani.S

    Indeed the online classes have been a great experience. It gave us an opportunity to connect with our children and built a great bond which I’m sure will be carried over to the classroom and together we will be able to create memories that last life long. This shows that nothing can stop us as teachers from connecting with our students.

  27. Very well written Pavani Ma’am…
    Every individual- all the teachers, the technical team and parents who worked together for the benefit of a child deserves a bow…
    Tough times never last but tough people do👏👏👏

  28. Graceful and well- expressed reflections Pavani ma’am. Just like our well structured traditional sessions, the well- planned on- line sessions have helped open a new world of learning for our students. Thank you Tatva for empowering us and encouraging us to do our best.

  29. కోమలి

    గౌ|| పావని మేడం,మీ చేతి నుండి జాలువారిన ఈ ప్రశంసాపూర్వక పదజాలం మాలో మరింత నూతన ఉత్సాహాన్ని నింపుతున్నది . అపూర్వమైన ఉపాధ్యాయుల కృషి ,నిరంతరo అత్యంత జాగురకతో కూడిన యాజమాన్య ప్రణాళిక , సాంకేతిక పరమైన అవాంతరాలు ఛేదిస్తూ పరిపూర్ణమైన సహకారం అందించిన RL గారి టీం, అన్నిటిని మించి దేశాలన్నీ అట్టుదిగిపోతున్న ఈ కరోనా కాఠిన్య స్థితిని ఏమాత్రం లెక్కచేయకుండా విద్యార్థుల తల్లిదండ్రులు చూపిన బాధ్యతాయుత ప్రోత్సాహం పిల్లలకు అంతర్జాల తరగతులు నిండుగా న్యాయం చేయగలిగేలా చేసిందనేది వాస్తవం .
    ఈ నూతన ప్రయత్నంతో మాలో రేపిన ఈ ఆత్మవిశ్వాసం రానున్న తరగతులకు ఉపాధ్యాయులందరూ మరింత సన్నద్ధులు అయ్యారనటంలో అచ్చెరువేలేదు .
    ఈ సందర్భంగా మన TATVA కుటుంబానికి నా హృదయపూర్వక అభినందనలు

  30. Srijana

    Very well written Pavani ma’am.
    I am glad my school (TATVA) took the decision of going ahead with online classes.. this gave me an opportunity to interact with children and see their ever smiling faces in this unprecedented situation, when most of us had began to think “how do we teach?” It was something we had never done in the past nor had we anticipated that we would be teaching in a virtual class, but we did it because when it comes to children and their learning process nothing can stop us.

  31. Chandrima G

    Absolutely Pavani Ma’am. Very comprehensively written. At the time when India is under a nationwide lockdown to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, much of the country’s $180 billion education sector is going online to adapt to the new reality. Many educational institutions are creating virtual learning infrastructure and radically transforming the way education has been offered for millennia.. Way to go👍

  32. Sai Sudha. V

    Fascinating blog Pavani ma’am. Yes, absolutely we are in the right path with your guidance . The secret behind the success of Tatva in every aspect is the team work which plays a commendable role . Happy to be a member of Tatva.😊

  33. Sudha

    Fascinating blog Pavani ma’am. Yes, absolutely we are in the right path with your guidance . The secret behind the success of Tatva in every aspect is the team work which plays a commendable role . Happy to be a member of Tatva.😊

  34. Voruganti sai sudha

    Fascinating blog Pavani ma’am. Yes, absolutely we are in the right path with your guidance . The secret behind the success of Tatva in every aspect is the team work which plays a commendable role . Happy to be a member of Tatva.😊

  35. Komala Rani

    గౌ|| పావని మేడం,మీ చేతి నుండి జాలువారిన ఈ ప్రశంసాపూర్వక పదజాలం మాలో మరింత నూతన ఉత్సాహాన్ని నింపుతున్నది . అపూర్వమైన ఉపాధ్యాయుల కృషి ,నిరంతరo అత్యంత జాగురకతో కూడిన యాజమాన్య ప్రణాళిక , సాంకేతిక పరమైన అవాంతరాలు ఛేదిస్తూ పరిపూర్ణమైన సహకారం అందించిన RL గారి టీం, అన్నిటిని మించి దేశాలన్నీ అట్టుదిగిపోతున్న ఈ కరోనా కాఠిన్య స్థితిని ఏమాత్రం లెక్కచేయకుండా విద్యార్థుల తల్లిదండ్రులు చూపిన బాధ్యతాయుత ప్రోత్సాహం పిల్లలకు అంతర్జాల తరగతుల ద్వారా విద్యానందించే ప్రయత్నం సఫలమయ్యేలా చేసిందనేది వాస్తవం .
    ఈ నూతన ప్రయత్నంతో మాలో రేపిన ఈ ఆత్మవిశ్వాసం రానున్న తరగతులకు ఉపాధ్యాయులందరూ మరింత సన్నద్ధులు అయ్యారనటంలో అచ్చెరువేలేదు .
    ఈ సందర్భంగా మన TATVA కుటుంబానికి నా హృదయపూర్వక అభినందనలు

  36. Thank you Pavani ma’am. It was an excellently and empathetically drafted note. You drew a precise picture of the present times with your words. Herculean task it was, yes, but the fervor and passion made the impossible possible. This is a perfect example to show that nothing can really stop us from imparting the fruits of knowledge to our students. It is not only a great learning experience to the students, but to the teachers too.
    I feel gratified to be associated with TATVA.

  37. Swarna latha.Y

    Very well written Pavani Ma’am. The efforts and the struggle teachers and staff went through is very much appreciated. Quick plan B of online classes during the crisis made sure that the students did not have to loose classes as per original plan.

  38. Usha Das

    Very well expressed reflections Pavani ma’am. The online classes have opened a whole new world of learning for our students. Thank you Tatva, for empowering us and always inspiring us to do our best.

  39. Sahitya

    Very well penned ma’am. It was indeed a new journey for us. But we at Tatva made it and proved again that team work makes anything possible.

  40. రమ ఎగ్గడి

    గౌరవనీయులైన పావని మేడం గారు మీలో నుండి వెలువడిన ప్రతి పదం మాలో ఎంతో ప్రోత్సాహాన్ని అందిస్తుంది. యాజమాన్య ప్రణాళిక ,ఉపాధ్యాయులు కృషి ,విద్యార్థుల తల్లిదండ్రుల సహకారంతో, విద్యార్థులందరూ ఈ నూతన సాంకేతిక పద్ధతిలో నేర్చుకోవడంలో సఫలీకృతులయ్యారు . ముఖ్యంగా ఆర్ ఎల్ గారి టీం సంపూర్ణ సహకారం అందిస్తుంది. ఈ కొత్త విధానం ద్వారా ఉపాధ్యాయులమైన మాకందరికీ ఎంతో ఆత్మవిశ్వాసాన్ని పెంపొందించనందుకు మేమందరం ధన్యులం.

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