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

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

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English


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Principal, First-Gen Mexican-American And Quarterback For The Kids | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

10/11/2019
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This week, a conversation with Lissette Jacobson about growing up the daughter of Mexican immigrants, social justice, using football to bond with boys in her school and what it takes to be a successful administrator. She is the new principal of Pioneer Elementary School in West Chicago. Also on the show, a drive to Jefferson High School in Rockford for a tour of their college and career-prep classes. The tour included dozens of protesters outside, holding up signs and chanting. They were...

Duration:00:25:12

The College Enrollment Exodus And A Dessert Recipe | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

9/27/2019
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Rich Egger , news director at Tri States Public Radio in Macomb, joins us for a special edition episode of Teachers’ Lounge. Public radio stations across the state collaborated on our “ Enrollment Exodus ” series chronicling enrollment challenges facing Illinois colleges and universities, especially since the 2015-2017 state budget impasse. I talked to Egger about how enrollment decline at Western Illinois University didn’t just hurt the school, it hurt the whole region. And after years and...

Duration:00:24:07

Preaching, Teaching And Writing Raps For Elementary Students | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

9/13/2019
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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...

Duration:00:26:48

One School, One Grade, Three Generations | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

8/30/2019
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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...

Duration:00:16:21

Teachers' Lounge Podcast: Indie Musician, Comedy Writer, And Special Needs Educator

8/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:16:39

Teachers' Lounge Podcast: Summertime, Basic Skills, And The Last Graduating Class

8/2/2019
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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....

Duration:00:13:02

Teachers' Lounge Coming Soon

7/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:00:29