The pandemic is not entirely over yet but educational institutions are eager to shift their platform from LMS portals back to traditional teaching methods already. Not because digital platforms do not provide advantageous features, but because students and parents demand offline classes since it gives them a better social life and makes learning much easier for them because traditional classrooms are the ones that they have always been familiar with.
Switching back to offline classes has the following advantages;
- Limited use of online means such as LMS portals, assignment and attendance management software, and so on.
- Students spend less time on social media and the Internet.
- They get to experience school life as their seniors have.
- Continued advantages through LMS portals due to hybrid classrooms using both online features and offline ones.
Schools might not entirely go for complete offline classes, but there is a probability that introducing offline classes once again will benefit students to learn better. For this, they need to be completely prepared, emotionally, academically, and physically. Immunity plays an important role here.
The rule of immunity
Doctors have started increasing the nutrition content for children because there is no guaranteed vaccination for them yet, especially in India. Health experts suggest preparing to seize the virus as a precautionary method rather than aftercare methods and guidelines. this can be done by boosting the Immunity system of children so that they can perform better in a class by not being affected due to the virus, or any other disease or shortcoming. They should be able to attend all classes, offline or through LMS portals, without being worried about health and safety concerns.
Not only add don’t, but parents should also adopt these guidelines all the time, and even pick up some themselves, to remain healthy. Let us see how parents can increase immunity for their children, and teachers can promote it in a class;
Everything starts with a healthy diet. Schools can do the job of hanging a diet chart about the nutrition content and food items which have to be included in their everyday meal plans. Green vegetables, fresh fruits, and dairy products should be consumed every day. These have the most impact on building a good immune system for students.
Students need to sleep a lot more than adults because their brain and body is still developing and needs proper rest. Sleeping more helps their body to recover from the tiredness, and boosts their immune system which could be lagging due to sleep deprivation. Pre-schoolers should get at least 12 hours of sleep, while other students need 8 hours of sleep every day.
Exercising by compulsion
Exercising boosts immunity because it improves the blood circulation of children, and prepares them to fight the virus. When students exercise, they are prepared for everybody’s activity during the day without getting tired, since the metabolism is boosted. Exercising does not simply mean doing some push-ups or going for a walk or run. If students prefer doing yoga, or simply dancing around the room, that could be adapted as a start to leading a healthy lifestyle. This is where the offline PE classes of a school come to use.
Minimize germ spread
This is not a measure to boost the immunity system but to prevent the spread of a virus between classes and at home. parents and teachers cannot only stress immunity and expect good outcomes if there is no control over germ spreading. Having some methods to guard them against germs relieves teachers because it protects the immunity system of their students.
Develop healthy habits, and adapt them in life, online or offline. Ensured that all your students wash their hands before entering their class, finishing meals, and using the bathroom. Even the recess or playtime should be under the guidance of a teacher who undertakes precautionary methods.
Snacking on immune-boosting products
Besides stressing the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet, schools should provide lunching and snacking options that can boost the immunity of students. The school canteen is not something every school includes, but it could send out a guideline to the parents about snacking options for the students
Because the kids love having snacks between classes, between study sessions, or during any time of the day, they should be habituated to eating more immune-boosting snacks. Include nonmessy options such as dried fruits, berries, oats, yogurt, and boiled eggs. These are easy and tasty to eat, suiting the tastes of a student.