14: Back to School during COVID with Chanel Smith

Torrey is back on air with his wife and co-host, Chanel to talk about COVID and going back to school. Torrey and Chanel, a former teacher, break down the pros and cons of the in-person, remote, and hybrid learning approaches schools are undertaking.

  • Keeping students engaged while learning virtually (3:03) 
  • The value of teachers is being realized and the need to pay teachers more (8:14)
  • In-person learning is great … until it’s not great. Is it worth taking the risk? (11:18)
  • Kids take in everything we say so the way we talk about the situation in front of their kids really matters (16:28) 
  • The choice afforded by the hybrid option (18:52)
  • Other options like tutoring pods and how that further divides the haves and have-nots (22:38)
  • Why we’re deciding to do homeschooling (24:05)

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Trending Thoughts is a podcast hosted by 2x Super Bowl Champ Torrey Smith that is designed to entertain, spur debate, and to provide new ideas for our community across a variety of topics including sports, news, politics, parenting, and a lot more. Torrey will bring his unique commentary to each episode as we discuss what’s trending, feature guest interviews, and host unique conversations from the casual to the controversial.

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