Nexus between COVID-19 and Emotional Well-being of Teachers: A Position Paper
Authors: Christabel Odame, David Boohene b, Mrinalini Pandey
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Since 2019, the coronavirus (COVID-19), affected global economies, resulting in a ravaging pandemic. Due to the infectious nature of the virus, schools, businesses, borders, etc., were closed to help curb the spread of the virus. Given this, world economies and governments gradually got back to normal with the manufacture and news of vaccines. Schools reopened after several months of closedown, and teachers had to find creative and innovative ways to cope with the “new normal”. Therefore, this study looks at the nexus between COVID-19 and teachers’ emotional well-being. Secondary data was used, and a conceptual framework was designed to help teachers cope with the novel coronavirus. Results showed the conceptual framework affirmed the nexus between COVID-19 and teachers’ emotional well-being. It further stipulated ways and techniques to help teachers cope with the ‘new normal.’ This resulted in the use of e-learning platforms, flip classroom, blended learning and emotional intelligence, among others, by teachers of higher educational institutions as techniques and essential skills needed in this post-pandemic era.