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Cross-Cultural Learning & World Travel. Plus, What's The Most 'American' Food? | Teachers' Lounge

Maggie Kasicki

On this week’s podcast: Maggie Kasicki talks to host Peter Medlin. She teaches English as a Second Language at Rockford University. She also volunteers at schools across Rockford teaching cross-cultural education. They also talked a lot about her traveling, but specifically about how she travels culturally. There's no Holiday Inn, no continental breakfast. Maggie gets straight-up embedded.


She also hosts lots of international students at her house. Plus, Peter asked her about what foods she shows off, what truly encapsulates American culture and cuisine. Her answer may surprise you. 

Also on the show, this year Rockford Public Schools revamped their career-focused high school academies with community sponsors and more job shadowing. But can it improve student outcomes like graduation rates?

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Educator(s) in this episode:

Maggie Kasicki

Stories Featured in this episode:

Rockford Revamped Its Career-Focused HS Academies. Can It Improve Outcomes?

NIU No Longer Looking At SAT & ACT Scores

Should Illinois’ Top Students Be Guaranteed Admission To State Universities?

Education Debt. Unveils Fix For Student Loan Program’s ‘Bureaucratic Nightmare’


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.

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