ith the spread of coronavirus with such rapid speed in the world it is highly unlikely that all the schools will open anytime soon. Even if we can talk about Kashmir, it’s impossible as of now, due to winters.
Students of the current generation, parents feel, tend to get distracted easily, and strongly believe that individual attention is possible to a considerable extent in the private tuition centres.
As some schools begin to move towards no homework classes, speculation arises on the implications of the new trend. The argument is that homework prevents students from spending time with family or participating in extracurricular activities.
However, homework is also beneficial to students as it helps them retain information and practice what they learned at school. Teachers should assign purposeful homework to students with the intent of helping them understand concepts with depth and real-world application in mind.
Students who are not assigned homework from their classes are able to devote their time to other activities. With no homework, students spend more time practicing sports, socializing and engaging in recreational activities.
However, homework teaches students to develop a strong work ethic and learn responsibility. These attributes are crucial to implement at a young age while kids remain impressionable. Homework forces students to manage their time wisely, which helps when working and finding real-world careers.
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With private tuitions for higher secondary becoming a norm, online tuitions have come as an attractive option for the students. They come with a promise of easy learning, individual attention and learning without having to move out of home. School teachers, however, observe that the online classes might not always work, if the parents are not watchful enough.
Amidst all this the community that suffers the most is student community. While some are lucky to have literate parents a vast majority does not have this luxury. Even if the parents are educated, they may not be educated in the relevant field. For example, a parent with Masters in Economics cannot teach organic chemistry to his son or daughter. So a tiny minority where both mother and father have requisite academic qualifications end up having an upper hand over the majority of students.
The government cannot leave everything to the circumstances. It must create its in-house online classes.
Besides, the UT government can easily tie up with online tuitions platforms like Anna Academy by paying a bulk amount to these online tuitions platforms.