Why We Should Respect Our Teachers More In This Time Of Online-Based Learning

Being an educator is not an easy job. It is more than just planning your lessons for each week, or preparing your educational materials for the class. As a teacher, it is your job to connect with each and every student in your classroom, making sure that none of them will be left behind. However, we are facing challenging times ahead with this pandemic new normal. As part of the precaution against COVID-19, in-person classes are now limited, which means that the only acceptable alternative to teach the students is through online classrooms.

You would think that setting up an online classroom is just a piece of cake. This is because creating your own profile in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is as easy as counting one to three. However, many people, especially the students, do not know how hard it is to maintain an online classroom, considering the challenges that this pandemic poses to teachers and students alike.

Thus, we should give our teachers utmost respect and kindness, as their workload has become even more heavier this time.

Making Sure That The Teacher Has Everyone’s Attention During An Online Class

Imagine in a regular classroom setup where the teacher in front of the class is having a hard time calling the attention of all the students. Now, by moving to an online classroom, getting everyone’s attention would require the teacher twice the effort and patience. For one, the students are probably inside their own room while attending the online class, meaning that they have all the distractions within their reach, like playing mobile games or surfing the Internet for thing unrelated to today’s lesson.

What’s worse than teaching an online class that pays no attention? Students who would use the teacher’s poor knowledge in modern technology to disrupt the class. We can expect that pranksters would trick their teachers into cancelling today’s online class by having the teacher to press the button to end the online meeting, like in Zoom, for example. Hopefully, you are not of these students would do such cruel thing to your own teacher, who is just doing his or her job to teach you effectively.

With Gogrit, the teachers will be able to make his or her place look presentable for the entire class to see. Hopefully, the students will also do their part to make online classes successful. At the very least, the students should give their teachers the respect that they deserve.