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

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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 of 2019. So colleges in Illinois are offering more and more cybersecurity degree programs to prepare students to join the cause to combat these online threats.

Have a topic or story you think should be covered on the show? Send them in to teacherslounge@niu.edu. While you're there, nominate an educator who you think should be on the show. And if you are a teacher who should be on the show, let us know!


Educator in this episode:

Maurice McDavid

Listen/read more about the topics covered:

With Data Breaches Soaring, Community Colleges Launch Cybersecurity Programs

Kits Could Help Kids Survive Life-Threatening Injury

At The University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Preserving The Reputations Of Sexual Harassers


Our show's theme music is from the northern Illinois-based band "Kindoves" and their songs "Popin," "Origins" and "Quiche." You can findmore 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.

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