Ways to Reduce the Stress of Students While E-Learning

by Arun Malik Sharjah Indian School, Sharjah International Schoo

The whole world is under maintenance and every individual is advised to stay at home. Families, living in Sharjah, are now accustomed to living at home and their children are continuing their education at home. COVID 19 outbreak thrashed many Schools in Sharjah by making them incapable to conduct classes. Thanks to technologies like mobile, laptops,  internet, communication software, online learning apps and other sharing tools. This has spurred work from home and online learning possible.

But online learning seems quite challenging for CBSE schools in Sharjah as well as students attending it. A majority of schools in Sharjah declared that ‘online education seems a tough task compared to traditional learning’. Owing to multiple challenges arising from both sides, schools & students.

Students are stressful because they never experienced the new system. They don’t know how to manage studies without face-to-face assistance. As we know, adaptation to new technology demands time and learning. ‘Self-motivation and self-learning are key’, quoted by CBSE schools authorities in Sharjah.


Why are school students stressed out?

        Vicious Coronavirus: Many schools in Sharjah reported stress and fear in students between 12 - 20 years. Just as adults, students are foreseeing future repercussions of the virus.  The virus has attacked the parent’s income, job and child’s education itself. Students are worried about how their dreams are crushed. For example-

1. Excelling academics & acquiring good grades

2. Winning medals in sports activities

3. Participating in Interschool Drawing competition

4. Volunteering/ Hosting Annual Day Function etc 

·         No Personal attention: Learning online ignores personal attention that a student gets in traditional classes. Most CBSE schools in Sharjah are working on giving personal attention to queries. There are possibilities where students can face stress in completing their assignments & homework on time.

·         Lack of clarity in Lectures: As teachers are completely new to teaching online, they are confused. They are habitual to offline classroom teaching.  Teachers' inefficiency to teach behind the screen forms obscurity about a subject/topic/lesson in the students’ mind. However, big CBSE schools are doing a tremendous job to train their teachers & provide them with desired support.

Schools in Sharjah have advised their staff to guide students during online classes by enabling the option to comment(available in many free E-learning software). Students are also advocated to read the chapter/lesson before attending virtual class for better understanding & interactive classes. 

        Connectivity Problems: Some students encounter internet issues & poor device compatibility. Due to this, they can miss important lessons scheduled during that time.

Follow 5 Tips to Eliminate Stress

Connect with your Teacher: Schools in Sharjah highly recommend and support personal interaction with school teachers. There are many ways you can connect for doubts/queries. Try reaching through WhatsApp, Emails, Google hangouts or social media platforms.

Share Work with Parents/Siblings: Taking the help of siblings or parents in completing projects or homework proves a major stress buster. As the workload gets divided, the mind becomes calm & productive.

Use Time Management Tools: To manage deadlines & complete assignment on time, use time management tools. Some great tools are- Google calendar, Trello, Evernote, To-do list apps. You can also make sticky notes of important tasks. Else, set alarms on mobile to remain active.

● Practise Meditation & Exercise: One of the proven tactics to fight stress is doing Exercise and meditation. A study says- Stress can lower your immune power and give birth to disease, if unchecked. The reason why meditation & exercise is a part of the curriculum in most CBSE schools of Sharjah. As schools are shut down, students must devote 30 minutes of the day to exercise. When you exercise, the brain releases chemicals called endorphins, serotonin & dopamine.  Thus, promotes higher concentration level, sharp memory, & less stress.

● Chat with Your Friends: Speaking with your friends and discussing your situation can heal your negativity in minutes. If you share your problem with friends of the same age, you may get a solution( as they might be suffering from the same).

● Take Breaks: Any tea or coffee break is adequate to refresh your mind & body. Taking breaks after every 60 minutes can increase your learning capacity. You can simply walk or stand in the balcony to breathe fresh air.

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About Arun Malik Freshman   Sharjah Indian School, Sharjah International Schoo

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