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Asking elementary school teachers how the pandemic has changed them | Teachers' Lounge Radio Show

Our podcast Teachers’ Lounge is on the radio! We’ve got all of the interviews with Illinois teachers and education stories you love -- along with exclusive segments -- in a monthly, hour-long show on WNIJ on the last Friday of each month at 11 a.m. You can also listen right here, right now!

On this episode, for the first time ever, Teacher's lounge is coming to you from a real teachers’ lounge at a school! We went to North Grove Elementary in Sycamore, Illinois.

We had multiple conversations with educators who teach a range of different grade levels from kindergarten through 5th grade and folks that focus on technology. We asked them "How has the pandemic changed you as an educator?"

We recorded these conversations on video, as well, so you can go over to our WNIJ YouTube channel.

We’re also bringing you more education stories and, as promised, a radio-exclusive segment – classroom correspondent! High school teacher Erik Czerwin returns every episode to document how it feels to go through a school year!

If you’ve never listened before, our show is based on an idea -- we’ve all had teachers in our lives who shaped who we are. And we want to hear about the teachers who inspired you. Every educator we have on Teachers’ Lounge, whether teacher, coach, counselor or professor, is nominated by our listeners.

So, tell us about the person who comes to your mind. Shoot us an email and nominate an educator at teacherslounge@niu.edu and they could be on the show!

Don’t worry – the podcast isn’t going anywhere. You can still catch episodes every other Friday on WNIJ.org or wherever you get podcasts.

Also, please subscribe to our Teachers' Lounge newsletter right here where you can stay up to speed on the show and share stories you think we should cover!

Peter joins WNIJ as a graduate of North Central College. He is a native of Sandwich, Illinois.