Asar 01, Monday
It had been almost 6 AM when I awoke today. My first work after getting up was to turn on the radio and lay down with a cellphone. When I got up it was almost 7:30. Bunu too got up with me. We prepared tea and had that. After that, I joined an online class from Rahat Teachers Association and got a certificate. Then after having lunch, Basu and I got ready for school but it rained heavily and we had to wait until 11.
When we reached school, many of the teachers had already come and had already discussed the modality of running teaching-learning activities alternatively. Now it was my turn to talk about Microsoft Learning Management System. I explained some of the theoretical aspects and took my colleagues to the practical session which was not quite good due to the snailed internet. Anyway, I practically showed some of the features and applications of the system and demonstrated the way of setting the meeting and assigning the homework. As the speed of the internet was too slow, they didn't enjoy the class very much and neither did I. Anyway, I hope, they got some idea. Then, I along with the class teachers of grade one: Renu ma'am and Bhagawati ma'am, started to update the IEMIS [ integrated Educational Management Information System] until 4:00. Then, today there was a psycho-social counseling class for people staying in the quarantine. Krishna sir, Radha ma'am and Sarsawati ma'am had already arrived. I joined them and had a casual discussion on the current affairs of corona pandemic, educational strategies, schooling, and even the political issues of the country and local level as well. We waited for Bharat Bhalami, the chairperson of the ward, and the coordinator of the quarantine but as he was busy in a meeting of the municipality we started the program at 4:30. Krishna Khanal sir started it with some background. Then he asked Sarsawati ma'am to talk about Covid-19, quarantine, and isolation. After that, I talked about stress and its' management procedures. I was feeling nervous initially but gradually I felt comfortable and delivered must better that I myself had expected. But missed some which were later explained by Krishna sir. The people in the quarantine were all young blood and hope of positive vibes. At last Bharat dai also added some points of positive thinking and the policy of the government for such youths. The program concluded at 6:30 and we returned to the rooms. Then I had some chapati as snacks though it was too late. Then I sat for online study. After having meal at 8:30, we watched Bhunti-12. Then Bunu and Basu slept, I started blogging.