Very few schools will successfully open in the fall. COVID-19 won’t let them. But while COVID-19 doesn’t care about the social, emotional and educational needs of kids – especially at-risk kids – we do. Instead of stomping our feet and demanding the world to arrange itself according to our wishes, perhaps we should instead be rolling up our sleeves and figuring out how to do the best we can to meet the needs of children who are not in the classroom.
Live Thursday, July 23 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.
As we get closer to the date that schools around the nation are supposed to open, the question “what about COVID-19?” looms large. Everyone wants kids back in school. But what does that look like when faced with the reality of actual kids and actual teachers spending their days in enclosed spaces doing what kids and teachers do. The things that we do know about COVID-19 make the prospect scary. The things that we don’t know about COVID-19 make it even scarier.
Sometimes other commitments get in the way. Astronomy Magazine is short handed, so Dave and Alison have had to step away from Scientists Stuck Inside. But we are keeping it going with new faced. Michael Bailey is a Shakespearean Actor, a stand-up comic, the best Gifted and Talented teacher on the planet, and an all-around brilliant guy with a passion for science. Jeri Reed is an astrophysicist, and former student of mine, who these days is involved in theater and choreography. She is also a delight. Join us as the SS SSI sails on!
Live Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.
To care about reality or not to care about reality, that is the question! Some people spend their lives figuring out what is true and what isn’t. Others spend their lives slinging BS trying to make that hard-won knowledge go away.
Live Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.