39 episodes

Recess Duty is a podcast for all educators to share success and challenges in and outside of the classroom. Coming together to collaborate but most importantly to have a little fun with friends far and wide. We will chat with friends from around the globe to discuss their experiences in education both big and small. Let's add a little fun back into our Recess Duty!

I'd love to connect with you to hear your thoughts and feedback!

Levi Allison

Recess Duty Levi Allison

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Recess Duty is a podcast for all educators to share success and challenges in and outside of the classroom. Coming together to collaborate but most importantly to have a little fun with friends far and wide. We will chat with friends from around the globe to discuss their experiences in education both big and small. Let's add a little fun back into our Recess Duty!

I'd love to connect with you to hear your thoughts and feedback!

Levi Allison

    Recess Duty Episode 037 - Megan Gless

    Recess Duty Episode 037 - Megan Gless

    This week during Recess Duty we chat with PYP teacher, Megan Gless! Megan is an enthusiastic and passionate educator and learner who has just started an exciting and exhilarating career as a PYP educator at PREM located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She has recently decided to continue her education through Endicott College‘s International Education Master’s program excited to bring this learning into her classroom to give her students a rich inquiry learning experience. She talks about the different ways to support her EAL students along with her journey as a newer PYP teacher. Check out what tips she has for you!

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    • 23 min
    Recess Duty Episode 036 - Louise Heard

    Recess Duty Episode 036 - Louise Heard

    This week during Recess Duty we talk with Louise Heard! We discuss early years teaching and questioning and how even our youngest learners are inquirers! We talk about her latest adventures in the classroom and how she keeps her classroom student-focused with bringing in their wondering and passions. 

    Louise is a passionate advocate for child-led, play-based and inquiry-driven education, that inspires and motivates children to develop and sustain their own love of learning. She is an early years specialist having taught children from 2-8 years old in London, Bangkok and now in Luxembourg.  She believes that our youngest learners' fingerprints should be on all aspects of their education - planning, assessment, and their environments. As a forest school educator, Louise is passionate about continuing learning in the outdoor environment and using this to foster and support students to be active global citizens.  She is committed to impacting all members of her school community, students colleagues, and parents. This has led to developing documentation not only to support student learning but to engage parents in an understanding of play and inquiry.   As a strong believer in collaboration, Louise is looking to connect with and learn from other PYP educators as she begins her PYP experience.

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    • 28 min
    Recess Duty Episode 035 - Aga Chojnacka-Al Atat

    Recess Duty Episode 035 - Aga Chojnacka-Al Atat

    This week during Recess Duty we talk with Aga Chojnacka-Al Atat! We discuss student agency and how she builds a stage for students to share their voice with the wider learning community. We also talk about loving our true selfs and how we can all embrace our own truth as we are enough. 

    Aga Chojnacka-Al Atat is a leader of learning, maker, play advocate, and SDGs goalkeeper. She holds a B.A in Teaching English to Young Learners and a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics - Teaching and Translation. In her life and work, Aga is driven by values of courage and kindness. Throughout her professional life, she has worked across Europe and Asia as a PYP Teacher (20 years), curriculum director and coordinator (14 years), professional learning coach, maker space facilitator, IB workshop leader, and consultant (9 years). Aga's professional expertise and inquiry focus on building culturally responsive communities, life-long learning, agency by design, play as a way of knowing and the environment as the 3rd teacher. She is a mom to two amazing TCKs (Nina 14, Zoja 10).  Aga and her family are currently based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia where they are a part of the IGB International School community of learners.

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    • 25 min
    Recess Duty Episode 034 - Marcelo Staricoff

    Recess Duty Episode 034 - Marcelo Staricoff

    This week during Recess Duty we talk with Marcelo Staricoff! We discuss his new book "The Joy of Not Knowing" and the culture that this idea can help create. We discuss the origin of his philosophy and how we might help our own students develop their own growth mindset. 

    Marcelo Staricoff is the creator of the Joy of Not Knowing (JONK) approach, founder and director of JONK Thinking and Learning Ltd, a School Tutor in Education at the University of Sussex, and an educational consultant, speaker, and trainer working with schools nationally and internationally on applying the principles contained in this book. He is the author of Start Thinking and a former scientist who became a primary school teacher and headteacher. He is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching (elected in 2019).

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    • 41 min
    Recess Duty Episode 033 - Jessica Vance

    Recess Duty Episode 033 - Jessica Vance

    This week during Recess Duty we talk with Jessica Vance! We discuss her new book "Leading with a Lens of Inquiry" our journey of becoming inquiry-driven educators in the classroom and how we guide students through their own inquiries in all subjects.

    With a professional teaching and leadership background in both private and public international schools (IB PYP Educator & PYP Coordinator), Jessica brings a unique perspective to her role as Enrichment & Environment Coordinator. Her passion for student-centered learning, collaboration, and coaching stem from the students themselves, finding inspiration in their natural curiosity as they authentically engage in learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Jessica strongly believes in the power of leading with a lens of inquiry, facilitating innovative professional learning opportunities and coaching sessions that provide the space for educators to collaborate and reflect while supporting their professional growth as inquiry practitioners.

    Her journey and experience as an inquiry educator in IB schools and Place-Based Education fuels her passion and global work in coaching both teachers and leaders in their roles, as well as supporting schools in implementing inquiry-based learning. Jessica understands the power of curiosity to guide the next steps, creating the space we all need as learners as we actively engage in reflective practice. In her newest publication, Leading with a Lens of Inquiry, she outlines the ways in which we, as leaders, need to support and facilitate our teachers in the same ways in which we want our teachers to engage with their students.

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    • 31 min
    Recess Duty Episode 032 - Doreen Garrigan

    Recess Duty Episode 032 - Doreen Garrigan

    This week during Recess Duty, we talk with PYP Educator and Leader, Doreen Garrigan! We talk about leading change and how we can all be the change we want to see as well as her work during COVID-19 in Brazil and the ups and downs that led to her school submitting their PYP application.

    Doreen Garrigan is the Lower School Principal at Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro and has been at EARJ since July 2020. Before coming to Rio, Doreen served as Primary Principal at the Western International School of Shanghai (China). Prior to Shanghai, she spent 5 years as the IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator at the American International School of Bucharest (Romania). Doreen spent the majority of her classroom teaching experience back in the U.S. as a gifted education specialist, writing curricula for identified gifted students in the state of Virginia. Originally from the state of California, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from George Washington University, in Washington D.C.  Doreen has been partnering with teachers, students, and parents for 30+ years and consider it a dream professional to ‘pay it forward’. Doreen is an American citizen and has two grown daughters who she enjoys watching navigate adulthood.  In her spare time, you can find Doreen exploring local highlights and enjoying bright sunny days at the beach. She is an avid dancer and loves a variety of music.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mapalagi ,

Wonderful Perspectives!

Wonderful podcast from Levi who fosters great questions from unique educators. It is a chill coffee time style chat where they dive in to topics that are guiding current practice. Each episode has had a nice little takeaway for me so far and great to hear from others in different grade levels and subject specialties.

Lu Gerlach ,

Pure Magic!

Every time I listen to this podcast. I get a glimpse into the minds and hearts of educators who are making a difference in the world. It’s full of inspirational journeys and funny anecdotes that will keep you in stitches for hours.

RennieLakepundit ,

Calling all inquirers!!!!

Whether your a seasoned inquiry based teacher or a leader of a school, this podcast is well worth the listen! Current educational topics, best practices, and global ideas all come together here in this inovative podcas led by founder Levi Allison. Listen.....share.......repreat. Onward, forward thinkers of the universe! Thanks so much, Levi, for having me on the show!!

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