Podcast by Lunch Duty Podcast Team
Be a Warrior Teacher
High school art teacher and middle school math teacher Tom Doyle and Giovanna Basney talk about professional survival in the Age of COVID. Teachers will see themselves in this frank consideration of the challenges we face while trying to reach students through the digital veil. Listeners from other professions or walks of life will find this an illuminating and free-flowing perspective on the strange current reality of school life.
The National Black Student Alliance #28
Guest Producer and Stone Ridge School Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Michelle Black interviews high school senior Lourdes Russell about the beginning of the National Black Student Alliance and her role as one of several charter organizers.
High School Seniors Vs Coronavirus #27
Graduating high school seniors Kendall Wienecke and Carrie Goeke-Morie return for their fifth visit to Lunch Duty Podcast to offer students’ perspectives on the strange end of this school year with its abrupt transition from normal class meetings to remote learning and the unprecedented challenges of society-wide social distancing. Listen in for what students were really doing during online classes and how they maintained connections with their families and each other.
School Principal vs. Coronavirus #26
Liddy Coyle, friend of the podcast and principal of Northeast Elementary School in the Ithaca City School District in upstate New York, returns to discuss her school’s response to the unprecedented challenges posed by the spread of Covid 19. The stakeholders in any school community--students, parents, teachers, staff, and the broader community--all have various priorities and concerns when something this serious threatens the predictability and order of established rhythms and routines. Listen to this for remarkable perspective on how all the parts of a public school fit together to face a microscopic threat capable of dealing terrible damage.
Dreaming Of Sleep #25
Our first episode since the nationwide shutdown of schools in the face of the novel Coronavirus, this will be a reminder of prior normal times when typical American high schools students thought a lot about sleep and how much they wished they were getting more of it. Carrie Goeke-Morey and Kendall Wienecke talk about how they handled the pressures of life including commutes to school, extra- curriculars, lots of homework, and some semblance of a social life while struggling to squeeze in enough sleep to remain functional.
Robotics Competition #24
Lunch Duty Podcast covers the Bull Run Middle School upper and middle school robotics competition. Organizer and host David Oppenheimer, Woodbridge High School Coach Carlos Castro, Prince Williams school board member Jen Wall, and Woodbridge squad captain Will Calli. Between these four interviews, the story of how robotics works resolves with all the drama, humor, and educational excitement intrinsic in something as engaging as the construction of the future, a future mediated by brilliant young roboticists.
I’ve listened to a couple episodes now. Even to a non-educator, they’re pretty interesting. I certainly recommend.
Thoughtful, engaging, and reflective of best practices. Truly a joy!