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Teacher Vaccinations: Essential for a Child’s Brain Health

Neuroscience helps explain the importance of student-teacher relationships. One year ago this week, a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the lockdown of the NBA, the first corporate organization in the United States to do so. At the time, it felt both outrageous and terrifying, a stunning admission that the coronavirus was about to change our […]

How Can White Folks Join the Fight to End Systemic Racism?

Racism lives in our minds and bodies—to end it, we must first find and feel it. Like so many in our country, I am sick—not from the coronavirus, but by the ways systemic racism continues to shackle and kill people of color in our country and by the ways in which too many white Americans continue to deny it, look the other […]

Social vs. Physical Distancing—Why It Matters

The importance of social connection in the pandemic. To protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from the devastation of the coronavirus, health experts strongly encourage everyone to “socially distance” — to stay 6-10 feet away from other people. I am concerned — not by the strategy but by the way people are enacting it. The few […]