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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.

'If You're Not At The Table, You're On The Menu' | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

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Amonaquenette Parker

On a new Teachers’ Lounge podcast, host Peter Medlin had a long chat with Huntley Middle School Principal Amonaquenette Parker.

Parker talked about the big lessons she learned about education during the pandemic and her perspective as a Black educator and mother as the country has started having more conversations about racial inequality and police brutality.

The conversation covered a lot of ground, so they also talked about when Parker’s mom was her boss for a few years and her love of cheesy romance novels.

In the meantime, we want you to be a part of the show. We want to hear from you: Send us an email at teacherslounge@niu.edu and tell us how you’re feeling about in-person school in the fall. And, if you want, record your thoughts & feelings into your phone with your voice memos app and then send the voice file to teacherslounge@niu.edu and we could feature it on the show. You can also email us there to nominate teachers to be featured on the podcast!

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SHOW NOTES

Educator in this episode:

Amonaquenette Parker

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