Jestha 5th, Monday
It was the 56th day of lock down. This morning I got up at 5:46 and got fresh. Then I turned on the radio and started doing exercise. Along with that I listened to the radio. The major issues of the Kayakairan and Nepali Bahas was the policies and program of the government of Nepal for the fiscal year 2077 and the COVID-19 Pandemic. After having tea I helped Bunu to do the home work and it was the turn of Mathematics. She did as usual. Today I gave her the addition of 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, 5+5 and she did it easily. At 9 PM to 10:30 there was a panel discussion on zoom among Prof. Vishnu Sing Rai, Motikala Subba, Dr. Kashiraj Pandey and Prof. Kirck Bracha on ' Pedagogic Process on Creative Writing. After lunch I attended another session fron NELTA Chitwan on ' Nearpod annd Socrative: Digital /Online Tools for ELT' by Bibas Thapa. Both of the tools were really useful and applicable. Then there was Laxman Gyawali sir's session on ' Woes of New Migrants: Facing the Challenges in Teaching Online'. Today, I went to school as Dor Bikram Sir called me to fix the internet. I tried everywhere, but couldn't find the fault. I returned to room. Then there was another session from 1:40 onward by Amma Raj Joshi on ' Close Reading :An Imperative Process on Poetry Writing.' Then after that Prof. Dr. Abhi Subedi sir presented on Teaching Literature in New Context of ELT'. Then there was the last session by Gray Barkhuizen on 'Exploring Language Teacher Identity: How and Why?' with this the 6 days conference ended. Today also I got busy on online studies along with zoom training. Basu and Bunu, went to mamaghar so I stayed alone and visited around the world. Rupa didi provided me with snacks. At 5:30 there was another zoom training session from STFT Palpa where Mr. Khem Raj Paudel taught us to create YouTube Channel which was really interesting. I also decorated my channel learning something new from there. It was praticable. Moreover the instructor asked everyone to do the task along with him. If you like, you can visit my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGRR9AIjC1mF2-6cyV55Uwg. In the evening, Bunu and her mother went to Thumka with others persons living in the house, I continued learning online. Now a days google and youtube have been my best teachers. They returned at 7 and started cooking, I purposed to help but Basu told me to play with Bunu. W played fro sometimes. After supper, we watched TV [ Bhunti-10] and then I started writing this blog and they laid on the bed. But hearing the news of death of one of the teachers of Gulmi[Bom Bahadur Kunwar] who has been reported to be COVID-19 Positive, I hardly concentrated myself on writing. While writing, I often opened facebook to confirm the news. All in vain but some of the post stated that he is alive and undergoing the treatment in ICU and ventilator. I had a rage for so called mushroom like online and journalists, who always haste to share the news, photos and videos, forgetting the minimum ethics of journalism.