Episode 6: Speaking Up Without Talking Down with Ruth Spiro and Paul Kassel
This week’s episode starts with a reflection on the widespread accusations of sexual misconduct in the children’s publishing industry. Gillian (@gkingcargile) shares her thoughts on The Maze Runner and discusses what STEM Read is doing in response to revelations about author James Dashner. We’re putting together a full episode on the collision of the #MeToo Movement and Children’s Literature in the coming weeks.
Then Gillian and Kristin (@kbrynteson) talk with NIU’s Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Paul Kassel about the importance of performance in communicating science. Next, Ruth Spiro joins us to talk about communicating complex science ideas to young children through her Baby Loves Science books.
Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read is part of the NIU STEAM family of programs that explore science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Find more great books, lesson plans, and resources at stemread.com.
The STEM Read Podcast is produced in collaboration with WNIJ.
Notes & External Links
· Learn more about NIU’s College of Visual & Preforming Arts
· More on Charles Busch
· More on Mirror Neurons
· Are you grabbing for your water bottle now?
· What is the Suspension of Disbelief
· Can you list the 7 Aspects of Spontaneity?
· Here are some tips to conquering stage fright
· Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives is a production of The Food Network
· More on the Cult of Jargon
· What are soft skills?
· We have a variety of those awesome STEM classes here at NIU!
· Prefer to get STEM-Y at home? Check out our lesson plans!
· You can learn more about NIU’s MBA program here
· Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
· Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
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