πŸ“ School Space and the New Normal

In a recent post, Erin Bromage discusses the risks associated with a number of spaces. Interestingly, one space that is not mentioned was schools. This is something that David Truss captures:

Common lunch time, after work socials, β€˜check-in’ meetings, team building activities, common work hours… there are many conventions that bring staff and work communities together that will change, and β€˜undermine’ (?) the social fabric of previously positive work cultures.

There seems to be a lot of discussion about technology as the answer, but Naomi Klein suggests we could also re-imagine the spaces and the way we work within them:

[Eric] Schmidt is right that overcrowded classrooms present a health risk, at least until we have a vaccine. So how about hiring double the number of teachers and cutting class size in half? How about making sure that every school has a nurse?

3 responses on “πŸ“ School Space and the New Normal”

  1. Without strong data on the role of children in viral transmission, any discussion on what could happen in schools would be speculative. In the USA, We have time to get the data and make informed decisions before school resumes in Fall.




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