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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.

A Song Of Psychology & Video Games Pt. 2 | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

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Peter Medlin
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On a new Teachers’ Lounge, it’s Jeff Pitner! He’s a psychology teacher at Guilford High School in Rockford. Pitner’s also the coach of their outstanding eSports team! This is part 2 of our conversation, so if you haven’t heard the first, I’d encourage you to check out that episode.

We talked about how the pandemic has impacted the social dynamics of his classroom, what he’s learned from Critical Race Theory, favorite video games, and the psychology behind why we keep coming back to the pop culture we loved at specific points of our lives.

If you’ve never listened before, our show is based on an idea -- we’ve all had teachers in our lives who shaped who we are. And we want to hear about the teachers who inspired you. Every educator we have on this podcast, whether teacher, coach, counselor or chemistry professor, is nominated by our listeners.

So, tell us about the person who comes to your mind. Shoot us an email and nominate an educator at teacherslounge@niu.edu and they could be on the podcast!

SHOW NOTES

Educator in this episode: Jeff Pitner

Stories featured in this episode:

Illinois K-12 School Staff & Teacher Vaccine Mandate Goes Into Effect

Illinois Students Learn To Collaborate And Solve Problems On A Global Scale

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