When you don’t have time to sit down and comb through pages and pages of search results on the internet but you need some inspiration, help on how to teach a lesson or lead a discussion, or just to know that you’re not alone, what can you do? Listen to a podcast! Listen on your drive to school or when you’re running errands. Maybe set aside some time during the week to catch the latest episode. Podcasts are incredible resources that you can take with you on the go.
This curated list spans from fun and light-hearted stories to resources and tools to help you build equity in your classroom and school environment. These hosts bring in experts and thought-leaders across a multitude of topics to give you insights, inspiration, and confidence to keep moving forward in your class. We hope that you find something that speaks to you to add to your queue today!
Teachers Need Teachers – Journey with Kim and discover how to navigate your first years of teaching, balancing work and home life. She doesn’t want you to just survive, but thrive in those important years! With short episodes, you can hear tips and tricks on organization, classroom management, engaging lessons, and even how to write a great teacher resume. As a beginning teacher, we know it’s overwhelming. But having a resource who can talk you through big topics can make things so much easier.
The Leading Equity Podcast – Join Dr. Eakins and his guests as they bring knowledge, experience, and stories to help educators on the road to equity in their classrooms and schools. Each episode is focused on how to support student advocates (teachers) to not accept the status quo, to speak up on behalf of others, and most importantly, to equip students with the resources they need to thrive in the classrooms and the world beyond.
Crying in My Car – There are some things you just have to laugh about, either because it’s so sad or so incredibly unbelievable. Comedian Devin Seibold shares his thoughts and insights on things going on in the world of education and other related topics. You will probably laugh. You might cry. You will definitely learn something.
Truth for Teachers – Listen and learn endless ways to create a positive, inclusive classroom culture right where you are. This podcast provides everything from how to set boundaries with parents to culturally relevant curriculum. A National Board Certified Teacher, Angela Watson shares her experiences and knowledge and includes tons of support for social-emotional learning and blended teaching models.
Cult of Pedagogy – Hosted by a former teacher, this podcast publishes highly-researched topics, classroom support and resources, and a diverse pool of guest speakers. Jennifer Gonzalez says about her podcast, “if it has to do with teaching, we’re talking about it.” With such a wide variety of topics, Cult of Pedagogy is sure to have something you’re looking for.