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Send the Love: Simsbury teacher creates links of love for students

This teacher is staying connected virtually with her students and thinking out of the box

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — As students are wrapping up their school year, most will admit that virtual learning has come with its own set of challenges. 

But for one Simsbury middle school science teacher, Elaine Kotler from Henry James Memorial School, staying connected virtually with her students has made her think outside the box. 

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Kotler worked on a project called Linked By Love. Kotler made paper links with the names of every one of her students, fellow teachers, family, friends, and community members in an attempt to make them feel loved, while also trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.