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Learning in the times of COVID-19

By Rediff Get Ahead
Last updated on: March 05, 2021 16:36 IST
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While most of us are grappling with the new reality inflicted by the pandemic, children seem to be the most affected.

The pandemic has forced children to access education away from a well set up classroom environment to confined or isolated spaces with little or restricted access.

When schools reopened in certain parts of India and the world, students have been asked top wear masks and asked to practice social distancing (try telling that to kids!).

In the past year, the relationship between teachers and students has undergone huge changes too.

These images clicked from around the world show how teachers interact with students in the new normal.

IMAGE: A teacher conducts an online class for her students at a municipal school in Mumbai. Photograph: Niharika Kulkarni/Reuters


IMAGE: Music teacher Virgilio Joven plays the violin while teaching a virtual music class at the Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters


IMAGE: A teacher welcomes a girl as she arrives at school in Mevaseret Zion after Israel eased some restrictions in February. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters


IMAGE: A teacher stands in front of students at a public school in Bogota, Colombia, after the reactivation of face-to-face classes. Photograph: Luisa Gonzalez/Reuters


IMAGE: A schoolgirl receives her semiannual school certificate from teacher Claudia Mohme through the window of a classroom at the Freiherr-vom-Stein secondary school in Bonn, Germany. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters


IMAGE: A teacher guides a student who walks on circles painted to maintain safe distance as secondary schools reopen in Karachi, Pakistan, January 18, 2021. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters


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Presentation: Ashish Narsale/

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