Teachers' Lounge show

Teachers' Lounge

Summary: Teachers’ Lounge is a new podcast from WNIJ telling the stories of education in Illinois with the help of stories from Illinois educators.

Podcasts:

 Preaching, Teaching And Writing Raps For Elementary Students | Teachers' Lounge Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1609

Since returning to DeKalb a decade ago, Maurice McDavid has held many titles. Some call him their teacher, others call him their preacher. To some of his elementary school students, he even goes by his hip-hop moniker, Mr. McDizzle. But above all of that, he's trying to be an advocate in the town he was raised in. Also on the show, a topic with both international and personal ramifications: cybersecurity. Over four billion private records were exposed by data breaches just in the first half of

 One School, One Grade, Three Generations | Teachers' Lounge Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 982

A mother and daughter, they both teach kindergarten at the same school. They come from a long line of teachers in their family. And this year, the next generation is putting on her backpack to share those same halls as she goes into kindergarten herself. Also on the show, it's the beginning of the school year for college kids too. And almost half of Illinois students leave the state for college. The competition from out-of-state schools to attract Illinois students is fierce. But despite recent

 Teachers' Lounge Podcast: Indie Musician, Comedy Writer, And Special Needs Educator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1000

She works with teenagers and young adult students with autism. She also happens to be a comedy writer. And she moonlights on top of that as an indie musician. She says her work has been described as a "girls' night out with Kacey Musgraves and Alison Krauss." On this episode of Teachers' Lounge we talked to Cora Vasseur about how all of that happened, and how her art influences her work with special needs students -- and vice versa. Also on the show, a conversation about student debt forgiveness

 Teachers' Lounge Podcast: Summertime, Basic Skills, And The Last Graduating Class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 782

Teachers’ Lounge is a new podcast from WNIJ telling the stories of education in Illinois with the help of stories from Illinois educators. Join reporter Peter Medlin every other Friday (payday!) for a new episode. If you are a teacher, you know a teacher who you think should be on the show, or have a story about a teacher who inspired you -- send us an email at teacherslounge@niu.edu to join the conversation. Also, feel free to send us your ideas for stories and topics for the show to cover.

 Teachers' Lounge Coming Soon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30

Beginning August 2nd, WNIJ launches a new podcast called Teachers' Lounge on WNIJ telling the stories of education in Illinois with the help of stories from Illinois educators. Join reporter Peter Medlin every other Friday (payday!) for a new episode. If you are a teacher, you know a teacher who you think should be on the show, or have a story about a teacher that inspired you -- send us an email at teacherslounge@niu.edu to join the conversation. Also, feel free to send us your ideas for

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