Teachers' Lounge

Teachers' Lounge

Host Peter Medlin connects with teachers, students and leaders in education as they discuss the biggest issues impacting classrooms.We want to hear your experiences as an educator. Send us a note to teacherslounge@niu.edu

Episodes

June 2, 2023 37 mins
On a new episode, we caught up with high school seniors about how COVID impacted their experience & our student correspondents make their podcast debut!
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On a new Teachers' Lounge, we talk about what makes religious schools unique and a very quirky and admittedly a bit odd tradition they have at Aquin.
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We’re bringing you a LIVE episode of Teachers’ Lounge featuring an audience Q&A! This time, we recorded in Springfield, Illinois at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association’s spring conference.
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This week, we’re talking with Mendota High School civics teacher Jason Artman!Jason played a key role in Mendota joining the Democracy Schools network last year and we talk about what emphasizing democracy across a whole school really looks like.
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On a new Teachers’ Lounge podcast, A LIVE conversation at Beloit College with Wayne Au. He was this year’s Weissberg Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at Beloit. Hear the live conversation and audience Q&A!
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We revisit our 2021 chat with Jeff Pitner. He’s a psychology teacher and esports coach at Guilford High School in Rockford. We talked about building that community and how his psychology classes have evolved as he’s learned about restorative justice.
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On a new Teachers’ Lounge podcast, we enter a math escape room with 5th grade teacher Dominique Yackley! She's a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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"If you're working with clay, some people may think 'oh, this is just a teapot.' That teapot can be a lot more. There can be a lot of other issues spinning around up there."
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On this week’s Teachers' Lounge, it’s time to ready your arguments and prepare to perform. We’re talking with English teacher and Forensics coach, Greg Solomon.
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On a new Teachers’ Lounge podcast -- we’re diving into the top education issues you need to know about in 2023. Everything from mental health to school board battles and student-led classrooms.
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On a new Teachers’ Lounge podcast -- we’re live from an ACTUAL teachers’ lounge at North Grove Elementary School talking to teachers about how the pandemic has changed them.We recorded these conversations on video, as well, so you can go over to our WNIJ Facebook and Instagram RIGHT NOW and check those out. You can watch the full interviews on our WNIJ YouTube channel
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On a new Teachers' Lounge podcast, a school librarian on media literacy, technology, censorship and more.
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Revisit some of the best education reporting from Teachers' Lounge this year.
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As we wind down 2022, we take a look back at three of our favorite conversations with educators this year.
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On a new Teachers’ Lounge podcast, Rheon is an educator who writes children’s books based on his experience as a school counselor. But those social emotional lessons? They’re not just for kids! We talk about his Dizz Wizz book series AND how writing books about fathers and sons has changed him as a father.
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On a new Teachers’ Lounge, David Gray! He’s a social studies teacher at Logan Jr. High in Princeton, Illinois.
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One-room schoolhouses, coal mines, watermelon seed spitting contests, and a traveling bookmobile. That’s all on a new Teachers’ Lounge!
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Chicago assistant principal Charles Williams jumps into Teachers' Lounge to talk about how he's trying to change how people think about education. We also get seasonally scary with his show Spooky School Stories!
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LIGHT Education Initiative founder Nick Haberman joins the show. LIGHT is meant to be a movement to empower students to become leaders in their own community in Holocaust, genocide & human rights education. Remember these tragedies and try to advocate for real change in their schools and beyond.
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We're diving deep into the Teachers' Lounge archive to bring you a globe-trotting chat with bilingual education professor James Cohen!
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