Comics, gymnastics and yoga. Teachers are trained to return to school after COVID-19

August 23, 2021, 23:53

Teachers in Kyrgyzstan undergo trainings to help them return from an online mode of teaching to the traditional in-person class work at schools, organized by the Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation with the support of UNESCO.  

Teachers had training sessions, with a psychologist, and attended yoga classes - both having the purpose of improving their physical and spiritual health.  Participants were shown in practice how to get rid of stress and anxiety by performing asanas.

The importance of visual perception of information by the new generation was also discussed. Educators were presented a comic book and an e-learning platform. All materials and methodologies will be published on the E-platform with a translation into Kyrgyz for more teachers to have access to the project's developments.

Psychologist, Anna Anastasiadi, spoke on "The COVID-19 Pandemic and School: Stabilising the Emotional State". Art therapy, on finding and getting to know the inner child, was conducted with the teachers. This exercise helped the teachers to look at themselves from the outside, and will also help them better understand today's children and their thinking.

The therapist, Ermek Ismailov, showed participants how to do breathing exercises correctly.

The Foundation said the teachers were mostly concerned about vaccination. This topic was also discussed with specialists.