Welcome to Common Ground Education Podcast. The Podcast is focused on progressive education, mental health resources and multi-disciplinary collaboration. The goal is provide needed information to professionals in the educational domain. The host is a school social worker but the podcast is meant for any professional who works in the educational world.
(Immunologist) Dr. McMurtrey , Vaccines and 2021
Dr. McMurtrey is an immunologist/virologist that's been working with Covid-19 since nearly the inception of the pandemic in the United States. In August, Dr. McMurtrey began a phase two vaccine trial. Still unaware of a placebo or actual vacccine, Dr. McMurtrey walks us through his experience. Further, he answers questions about the virus and latest research. Who better to ask than an expert in vaccines currently using a Covid-19 vaccine?
0-7 min- Vaccine Experience
7 min- How to know the validity of the vaccine trial results?
12:06- Latest Research
13:40- Long term health impacts
19:20- Thoughts on prevention
26:00- Hyper-Individualism vs Collectivism
27:00- Conflating the circumstances between Small Business and Education
29:30- Any good news?
31:00- How does life change for a person once they take the vaccine?
33:00- 2021 Predictions
Fireside Chat with Ali Hearn: Returning to School, Empathy for Teachers and Sparking Ideas to Support Students
Ali Hearn is a powerful education consultant. Her gifts surrounding educational systems, macro perspectives and empathy provide unique and effective ideas. In this podcast we consider the difficulties of returning to school, empathizing with teachers and Ali shares some AMAZING ideas to help support our students. Ali holds a unique gift that allows her to put students first while finding tangible ways to support staff.
@heyalihearn On Ali's new website heyalihearn.com you can sign up for the SPARKS newsletter where Ali provides meaningful/helpful strategies, tips, resources, humor, reflections and lessons learned from the field to inspire, ignite and impact educators/communities.
Intersection Between Science and Justice with Dr. Cobb
Dr. Cobb is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Adam Cobb worked with a non-for profit in Ravenswood and Austin neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. He has traveled extensively through the globe with a passion to improve soil to create sustainable food sources. Dr. Cobb's unique experiences give him a unique perspective on the intersection between science and justice issues.
Science Fails Forward (9:30) Examples of Poor Science Claims (12:40) Sometimes a Scientist saves the day and sometimes it's the scientific system (15:45) Practical Tips for Finding Better Scientific Research (21:50)
Covid-19 and Return to Schools, with guest Dr. McMurtrey
Dr. Curtis McMurtrey earned PhD in both Microbiology and Immunology. His studies included immune responses to Tuberculosis, Dengue virus, T. gondii, and HIV.
Currently He is the Director of Immunoproteomics a PureMHC. Up until recently they’ve worked on designing vaccines for certain types of cancer. When COVID hit pharma switched gears to study SARS-CoV-2.
In this episode we going into detail about the virus, mask efficiency, issues around ventilation, common misconceptions, latest research implications, latest updates on vaccines and when they may be available and returning back to school from an immunologist perspective.
Intro, (3:19) Explanation of current work, (4:45) Expert perspective on Covid-19, (8:32) The efficiency of masks, (15:02) Latest Research, (17:54) False reporting of Covid-19?, (21:15) Thoughts on returning to school, (25:30) How long does it take to be infected in a room with Covid-19? (28:00) Upcoming Flu season, (31:30) What if schools don't follow recommendations?, (34:15) Ventilation Systems in buildings, does it matter? (36:30) Update on latest Vaccines (42:43) Estimated time for vaccines. Will there be enough? (46:08) Summary
The Return to School with special guest Ali Hearn (recorded May 20th)
Ali Hearn and I recorded this episode on May 20th and I had planned to release it the next week. That week the unjust killing of George Floyd occurred and I felt that it was not appropriate to release a podcast at that time. I did not want to be a distraction to a very important movement. With that said, I wanted to create a podcast of two school social workers working through the difficulties that COVID-19 presents and the positive and negative pieces that comes with that process. This is just a snippet of our conversation. We have learned so much since May 20th but I thought it was still important to digitally mark this time in history.
Dr. Jim Raines- SSW Ethical Considerations During a Pandemic
In partnership with School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA), Common Ground was fortunate to host Dr. Raines. Dr. Raines specializes in the ethics (among other things) and has a wealth of experience to share with us. In this podcast, Dr. Raines addressed ethical issues we are facing during this pandemic and offers some observations that may be helpful.
James C. Raines, Ph.D., calls himself an accidental academic with the heart of a practitioner. He has been President of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers, Midwest Council of School Social Workers, and the School Social Work Association of America. He has written four books published by Oxford University Press, most recently Evidence-based practice in school mental health: Addressing DSM-5 disorders in schools. He was the Department Chair of Health, Human Services and Public Policy at California State University Monterey Bay from 2010 - 2016. He is currently a full professor of social work and teaches courses in ethics and social work practice.
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