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Coaching, Teaching & Inspiration From Jr. High Girls' Basketball | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

Peter Medlin
Paul Williams holds a basketball and one of his countless albums of basketball team pictures.

This week, we’ve got a retired physical education teacher and girls’ basketball coach.

His name is Paul Williams, he taught and coached at Prairie Hills Junior High in Markham, Illinois for decades.

Paul talked to host Peter Medlin about the greatest lessons he’s learned about teaching, coaching and traveling across the country with his basketball teams and much more.

Also on the show, recreational cannabis will be legal in Illinois in just a few weeks. Peter talked to folks from both a public and private university about the impact it’ll have on Illinois colleges and what you need to know about cannabis on campus.

Have a topic or story you think should be covered on the show? Send them in to teacherslounge@niu.edu. While you're there you can nominate an educator in your life who deserves a spotlight on the show or tell us a story about a teacher who inspired you. And if you are a teacher who wants to be on Teachers’ Lounge, let us know!

SHOW NOTES               

Educator(s) in this episode:

Paul Williams

Listen/read more about the topics covered:

What To Know About Recreational Cannabis On Campus

Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers

Some NIU Students Upset By University Response To Social Media Threat


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

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