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Host Peter Medlin connects with teachers, students and those in the education field as they discuss the challenges and successes in modern times.We want to hear your experiences as an educator. Send us a note to teacherslounge@niu.edu.

With Special Guest Educator...My Mom! | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

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On a new Teachers’ Lounge, it’s Lisa Felker. She’s an art and music teacher at Morris Elementary School. She’s taught everything from Kindergarten, P.E., reading intervention, the list goes on and on. Oh yeah, she’s also Peter’s mom. No, seriously! We talked about why she chose education, substitute teaching in the same building as her child, changing careers in her 40s and much more.

Who is the best teacher you’ve ever had? Have you had an awesome teacher, coach or professor that inspired you who deserves a spotlight? Send your nominations to teacherslounge@niu.edu. While you're there, tell us about an education story or topic we should cover on the podcast. Also, subscribe to us and leave a rating wherever it is you listen to the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Educator in this episode: Lisa Felker

Stories featured in this episode:

Community Education Leaders Fight For Future of Nuclear As Time Runs Out

Moo-derna: At One Illinois High School, Vaccinated Students Can Win 100 Pounds Of Beef

Northern Illinois Elementary School On Adaptive Pause After 40+ Positive COVID Cases

Music: Our show's theme music is from the northern Illinois-based band "Kindoves" and their songs "Popn," "Origins" and "Quiche." You can find more of their music on their Soundcloud page. You can also listen to the episode of WNIJ's own Sessions from Studio A where they were featured.

Teachers! People who know teachers! People with stories about teachers! Send us an email and be part of the show! Also, send us your topic recommendations: teacherslounge@niu.edu