Communication builds relationships in general but more importantly, it is paramount to education. Communication between teachers, students, management, and administration plays a vital role in the smooth functioning of the institution. As fellow students, we all had that one teacher we found ourselves comfortable around and felt free to reach out. Lack of quality communication builds trust issues amongst everyone and raises concerns for the quality of education and administration in institutions. An overall poor communication directly influences the students. What if quality communication could be easily instilled?
A teacher who genuinely loves teaching will regard a student’s concern like their parents and will never lack the time for a parent in need either. Their sole purpose is to help students grow to become modern young professionals who will be the future. The issue here lies in the availability of teachers and identifying problems students go through on a daily basis. Like all challenges, these can be overcome too.
Issues that arise due to conventional communication methods
Though conventional methods implemented for communication between students, teachers, administration, and management aim to create a safe environment for students and help create more room for development, there still exist a few issues which limit the growth of students and the institution as a whole. Most of them can be identified as
- Distrust in the system
- Lack of interactivity
- Lack of transparency
- Administration constraints
- Identification of core issues restricting the student’s growth
- Lack of resources
Let's address the above.
Restoring trust in the system
In order to communicate, it is important to create a safe space. If students do not feel safe, they will never open up about what is on their mind. We realize that though most students grow in the same institutions throughout their schooling, they still find it difficult to open up about how they feel and what's limiting them.
The solution to this lies in the core of their educational upbringing. As students grow, they tend to keep things to themselves and feel like speaking up wouldn't do any good since people just misunderstand. They choose to stay quiet and this leads to getting categorized as introverts but not all quiet students are introverts. Humans are a mix of introverted and extroverted behaviors and have reasoning for their actions.
When we establish that it is okay to speak out, they feel more comfortable with themselves and come to terms with their insecurities. They need guidance as to what is the right way to look at things, how perspectives help analyze a situation, and how to act upon them. They look at teachers as their superheroes and idols just like their parents. As time passes, they start to realize that all the people they look up to are humans too and have flaws.
Communication is one of the important keys to self-awareness.
Different behavioral patterns induce power complexities amongst equals. This issue could be frustrating but then again, it requires some patience and understanding. We should create a safe space for them to speak up and understand where these issues stem from. Having a safe space helps instill mindfulness and overcome challenges that should not be dwelled upon. This leads them to focus with a progress-oriented mindset.
Students who are more open to communication are more interactive, which leads us to the next topic.
An interactive classroom is a more success-oriented classroom because students learn from each other. They have a lot of reasons for not wanting to interact in class; their insecurities and lack of confidence.
Communication helps to solve half these problems. What more can we do to make the experience more interactive? Let's look at the most basic example of interaction. A teacher calls the student up to the board and assists them as they solve the question to help them attain more concept clarity. This is extremely hard to replicate in online classes. Furthermore, an increase in population has led to a lack of time for teachers to interact with students. On a long term basis, questions and doubts get piled up and are eventually forgotten by students. Due to the workload on teachers, they feel left out. They get overwhelmed due to the pressure to perform, or insecurities lead them to be quiet and not interact with the teachers or other students. This pressure or the feeling that someone is better at studies overwhelms them, closes their minds from believing otherwise and exploring new opportunities. They subconsciously build insecurities and lose confidence. This ends up in them not realizing their true potential for a longer period.
Finding what you love doing early helps you strengthen the base for your future and increases confidence.
This also helps build curiosity and the willingness to learn more. This will directly influence interactivity when they start looking for answers.
Parents are unaware of the nitty-gritty of the education systems’ working. The various assessments involved and the grading system has become complicated. Students are being analyzed on the surface, not on a deeper and logical note. This is not because the teachers don’t want to understand them, but they simply lack the resources to do so. Parents aren’t satisfied with the inadequate data about their children during a Parent-Teacher Meet. They are busy and have a lot of professional responsibilities. They find it difficult to keep up with the child’s academics.
Edvora is a platform that would provide insights on the go and give them a clear picture of their growth.
Freeing the administration
Most administration frameworks are solely paper-oriented. A lot of rules and regulations coupled with the lack of accessibility leads to a drop in awareness towards them. A complicated hierarchy of procedures makes any process hard and unsystematic. There is a large workforce but efficiency is low due to increasing amounts of paperwork and manual labor. Using computers and technology in the right way will drop the workload and increase efficiency. Managements have been doing their best to give an optimum output for processes to run smoothly but due to the lack of resources, the work put in yields a less effective output. They put in a lot of effort but since the output is inadequate, gets misunderstood to be the lack of work ethic.
Boosting students' growth
The teacher-student ratio is widening at an alarming rate due to population growth. It becomes difficult to analyze their performance and give students personal attention. Marks don’t give them enough information about a student's capabilities. Teachers cannot conveniently note down their observations and keep tabs with the parents either.
Edvora aims to bridge this gap by offering complete analysis of students on a user-friendly platform.
Navigating through egotism
Egotism is anything and everything that affects our neutral state of emotion; it is anything that drives us away from a logical approach. This grows from a very small age in people. We all know that ego is not an ideal path and staying grounded helps us move in a constructive direction in life. Strengthening communications will help in generating a base for a progressive future and leave no room for negative aspects like egotism to stunt growth due to unexpected shortcomings or failure. Using the resources given in the right way will help us overcome this toxic barrier that leads to insecurities.
An unstable economy will fail to provide standardized educational resources both formal and informal. Human, material, and financial resources can only get us so far. Technology today is a resource for the development of education. Though the right to education has been recognized throughout the world by numerous leaders and citizens, the hindrances are often unfathomable and get caught in the barriers of socio-economic classes.
Edvora will aid the education system by standardizing accessibility to resources.
Competition, the demand for constant successes, and no compassion for failure have been ingrained into children from a young age. They fear the hopelessness that comes with failure. Fear of judgment, and being deemed as not good enough for the ever-changing and competitive world makes them feel low. They don't take up new and challenging endeavors. The future of a child is influenced by a lot of external factors and fear is an emotion that weighs the beholder down. It will probably stay with them for a long time in their life influencing future decisions.
As we grow, we come to realize that everyone has personal versions and definitions of life which they discover by overcoming challenges. Students today are much smarter. If they direct themselves towards a future that they believe in, they will end up advancing the flow of development. Every student has got the potential to change the world with small contributions that go a long way.
Edvora is the one-stop solution to solve all communication-related problems and their adverse effects. Using our features the right way will result in
- Boosted performance of the institution as a whole
- Content and happy students
- Less burdened teachers who can give more time to students
- Therapeutic support available to students at all times to clear their minds out
- State of the art services, solutions, and assistance for the smooth running of the system
- Restored faith in the system due to transparency and understanding between students, teachers, parents, management, and administration