Mieke Möller is a Mathematics teacher at Somerset College Senior School. She has been instrumental in spearheading the drive towards online learning and setting up structures to facilitate the learning and assessment of students in Mathematics. Her topic is on how to create a sense of community in the virtual classroom, while realising the importance of having kindness, understanding and grace towards students. It will also address the value of clear communication, flexibility and open-mindedness.
Dr Anusha Lachman is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Stellenbosch University. She is involved in Maternal & Child mental health services and her research interests include neuropsychiatry, global and infant mental health. She will be talking on mental health in the context of Online teaching and learning. This will address the expectations versus the reality of the new normal of online teaching and learning. What this reveals about our capacity to engage, interact and communicate and why this exhausts us more than we expect.