So I got myself a permission to teach in a clear facial shield. My students can see my face, for which they are very grateful. Imagine not being able to see the teacher’s face in a material-heavy course taught in a foreign language.
But do you know how many students I managed to convince to accept the free facial shields I provided and use them?
Zero. Not a single one in a year of teaching. Not in one-on-one meetings, not in class, not in my office, not at any point. I don’t know why. I obviously don’t debate this with students. I provided the option and explained that it’s allowed. I respect their decision.