#vted Reads: The Shape of Thunder by The 21st Century Classroom published on 2021-04-09T19:51:32Z Oh lovely listeners, we are all still here, and we are all noticing the change of the seasons. This year the melting of the snow and the return of the sun are coinciding with a COVID-19 vaccine becoming available. We know, lovely listeners, that you are all feeling that complicated mix of joy, sorrow and wonder, as you get your vaccines, and we are right there with you. Speaking of a complicated mix of feelings, in this episode we talk about the new YA book, The Shape of Thunder, with the book's author, Jasmine Warga. It's a tale of love, loss, theoretical physics, and how we interpret our students' behavior. Specifically, how those interpretations shape the way we structure learning challenges for our students. Listeners, we get emotional. That said, let us give you a quick content note: listeners, this book and our discussion touches on school shootings, and sibling death. If those topics won't work for you right now, we still love you and want you to take the best care of yourself you can. (Hint: see our earlier talk about vaccines!) I'm Jeanie Phillips and this is Vermont Ed Reads, a podcast about books, by, with and for, Vermont educators. Let's chat.