24 episodes

Podcast by Lunch Duty Podcast Team

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    • Education

Podcast by Lunch Duty Podcast Team

    Snowday? Check MoCoSnow! #23

    Snowday? Check MoCoSnow! #23

    Montgomery County public school teacher Alex Tsironis turned his interest in weather and talent for communication into a multi-media empire followed avidly by thousands of D.C. Metro teachers and students who hang on his remarkably accurate predictions of how weather will influence school openings. Alex talked to Lunch Duty and explained everything about how, on top of a demanding teaching job, he keeps track of the weather and gives students and teachers hope (or not) for unplanned downtime.

    • 31 min
    Thomas Paine’s Common Sense #22

    Thomas Paine’s Common Sense #22

    First in what will be a series of interpretive readings of primary documents from United States history, this episode offers a three-voice arrangement of a few of Paine’s most dramatic paragraphs from his historically influential polemic against the King of England in 1776. Directed by Stone Ridge Head of Upper School Dramatics, Sandra Blakeslee, students Michelle Saunders, Caroline Friedrichs, and Grace Towern give dramatic voice to one of our nation’s formative documents in this three minute reading.

    • 8 min
    TikTok Break from the Grind #21

    TikTok Break from the Grind #21

    Second in a series of conversations with students about what they’re doing instead of your homework, returning Lunch Duty guests Kendall Wienecke and Carrie Goeke-Morey update listeners on the latest in the James Charles beauty influencer drama that broke out in June. With professorial authority, they explain the rise of TikTok and its grip on today’s young cell phone users. Sure, TikTok may not be your thing, but many, if not most, of your students are into this.

    • 34 min
    For The Love Of Teaching #20

    For The Love Of Teaching #20

    Dr. Katharina Matro explains her decision to pursue a career in secondary school education as a history teacher after finishing her PhD. in Eastern European History at Stanford University. Her article in the American Historical Association periodical Perspectives on History about this path and her reflections on her satisfaction with her career course generated some interest and resulted in an all-expenses-paid trip back to Stanford to talk to humanities graduate students about professional life at an independent high school.

    • 32 min
    Oasis: Summer for Teachers #19

    Oasis: Summer for Teachers #19

    Producers Giovanna Basney and Tom Doyle talk about the significance of summer to teachers. Parenting, catching up, exercise, reading, chores, sleeping, getting outside, and saying goodbye to beloved colleagues who are retiring or moving on to other opportunities are among the many things that they consider in this fast moving consideration of this sacred time for teaching professionals.

    • 24 min
    YouTube Break From the Grind #18

    YouTube Break From the Grind #18

    Another day, another drama: Juniors Carrie Goeke-Morey and Kendall Wienecke return (E14: As You Like It: Goat Scream) to “spill the tea” on the latest social media influencer scandal--the rise and fall (and rise) of beauty guru James Charles. Teachers! This is what you should know and why you should care about students’ daily interactions with digital media.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

Steven snekersen ,

Worthwhile listen

I’ve listened to a couple episodes now. Even to a non-educator, they’re pretty interesting. I certainly recommend.

Teaching for Justice ,

Inspiring!

Thoughtful, engaging, and reflective of best practices. Truly a joy!

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