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Learning from everywhere & exploring the underlying purpose of education | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

Joseph Flynn
Northern Illinois University
Joseph Flynn

On a new Teachers’ Lounge podcast, we’re talking with Joseph Flynn. He’s an associate professor of curriculum & instruction at Northern Illinois University. He’s also the university’s executive director of equity & inclusion.

And, if you are a regular WNIJ listener -- you probably know him from his frequent commentaries on our “Perspectives” series.

We had a wide-ranging conversation about his path into the classroom, how teaching can be a tool for profound growth or oppression, the Social Justice Summer Camp he helps lead, Kendrick Lamar & so much more.

If you’ve never listened to Teachers’ Lounge 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 or deserve a spotlight in your community. Every educator we have on this podcast, 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 podcast! And 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!

Also, Teachers’ Lounge is on the radio! Catch the show as an hour-long radio program, every month LIVE on 89-5 FM and streaming at WNIJ.org. We have multiple guests, stories, and exclusive segments. Tune in on the last Friday of the month at noon for future episodes. Our next episode airs on Friday, May 31st at noon and the next day, June 1st at 6 a.m.

Teachers' Lounge Podcast
Peter Medlin
Teachers' Lounge Podcast

SHOW NOTES

Educator in this episode:

Joseph Flynn

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 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

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