The world is witnessing so much effort from the teaching community in these times, just so their beloved students do not suffer any kind of learning loss. Recently, a dance teacher named Vandana Rai from Jaycees English Medium School, Mangaluru, went viral for her dance tutoring videos for elementary students.
The song ‘Chandiranetake Oduvanamma’ from grade-1 Kannada textbook is what Vandana is seen dancing on in the viral video. One can see her unique expressions, trying to teach the basics of the classical dance to her little students while the schools are closed.
She told TOI, “While online classes have been launched for the high school students, nothing much is being done for the little kids. These kids listen to teachers more than their parents. I was surprised when the video on ‘Chandiranetake Oduvanamma’ song registered over 2,600 shares within two days of being uploaded.”
Vandana is a trained dancer and teaches semi-classical and folk dances with undoubtedly brilliant skills. In the past, she has won several reality shows on Kannad channels. Today, she also trains students of Chethana Special School along with running two dance schools in Karkala.
Four videos have been uploaded by Vandana so far during the lockdown, one being on Kannada alphabets and one on phonics that has four other teachers full of expressions and actions joining in. Vandana said, “I had to convince these teachers to be part of this project and the response has been amazing. Many schools have come forward to introduce this form of learning activity. I have also got requests to create videos for children of Class 2.”
Here’s the video. Enjoy!
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