Podcast by Lunch Duty Podcast Team
Up Indisciplinary Creek in a Good Boat
Lawrenceville School science teacher Johnny Clore and history teacher Drew Inzer combine consideration of ecology and the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804. In addition to learning traditional science and pondering secondary and primary historical sources, students assemble raw materials into a beautiful wood-canvas canoe. Johnny Clore explains how traditional instruction, teacher and student collaboration, and boat construction converge to result in a remarkable testament to the power of project based learning.
Cherry Lime_ #30
After a long radio silence, Lunch Duty is back with another student focused episode featuring an original a cappella arrangement by Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart senior Maddie Ogletree. Produced by Claudia Van Vloten and performed by Stone Ridge’s student-run group Heartfelt with solo support from Maddie, it rivals anything at the top of the charts today. Listen to the song and hear about Claudia’s and Maddie’s creative process.
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.
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!