Relationships through social distancing

First couple of weeks have been going pretty well. Being back in the classroom is pretty exciting (since I can’t go out and explore with the kids). I’ve been working and wondering on how to build positive relationships in this new world.

Normally, as humans we rely so much on non-verbal communication, and wearing a mask and keeping our distance makes things like this harder. As a class we’ve been wondering about how to create a community in this new world. We haven’t come to any conclusions yet but I’ll list some of our questions.

  • How can we understand how people are feeling when we can’t see their mouths.
  • How can we help if we can’t be so close.
  • How can we respect other people’s need to be in a quiet place if we have to be louder to talk through our masks.