Over the last year, all students felt the impact on their learning, but vulnerable students have been particularly affected.
At this stage, for educators, it is natural to worry about how to help SEN students improve their school performance. However, this year we also need to think about how having a learning challenge and COVID crisis have affected vulnerable children emotionally.
The way our school communities have come to support the learning and education of our children during this immensely challenging time is remarkable. Our teachers adapted so quickly in the face of such significant challenges. However, as months with COVID drag, the combinations of blended learning and in-person came in, teachers found themselves in a place where the school day never ends.
Students with special education needs (SEN) make up about 13 per cent of our school population. Students with SEN in our schools are not precisely a monolith, and neither are their learning needs. There are various learning challenges that students with SEN face along with several coexisting conditions that not only affects their learning but also their behavior and personality..
Research results find that people who read are more empathetic towards their fellow beings and more willing to be curious and open towards others.
Embarking on 2021 brings new aspirations as educators prepare for a holistic education system for students.