Coronavirus has Masked Colorado Students’ Emotions. Teachers are Trying New Ways to Connect.

Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin

“Masks have delayed Carochi’s ability to pick up on how her kids are responding in the classroom since she can’t immediately see their expressions or hear the inflection in their voices, clues that typically guide her in making different decisions or asking different questions.”

Since early this year, we have relied on face coverings to protect our families and ourselves from the spread of COVID-19. However, as schools returned to in-person learning this fall, many educators have found that it is more difficult to forge strong relationships with their students, as the masks are hiding many emotional responses. The Colorado Sun looks into how teachers are navigating this challenge.

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