COVID, Cross Country & Nuclear Power | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

Dec 11, 2020

On a new episode of Teachers' Lounge: Mike McHale. He’s a professor at Rockford University and a math and physics teacher at Byron High School. Mike is also a cross country coach and we talk about running during the COVID-19 season. He and host Peter Medlin chat about the potential closure of the Byron Nuclear Generating Station and the effect it could have on the school, community -- and his own personal connection to the plant. And they talk about Mike’s music hobby and a music video he helped make for students when schools closed in the spring.

In the meantime, we want you to be a part of the show. Send us an email at teacherslounge@niu.edu to nominate a teacher in your life to be on our show. While you’re there, tell us how you’re feeling about in-person or virtual school this winter. And, if you want, record your thoughts and feelings into your phone with your voice memos app, then send the file to teacherslounge@niu.edu and we could feature it on the podcast!

SHOW NOTES

Educator in this episode:

Mike McHale

Stories Featured in this episode:

Uncertainty, Adversity & Triumph In A COVID-19 Girls Cross Country Season

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