6 Podcasts Every Teacher Should Check Out

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 -- Scott Sterling

Podcasts have become a popular alternative to blogs because they can be consumed while doing other things, like driving, catching up on paperwork, or working on chores around the house. Given how active educators are on social media, it’s no surprise that many of these podcasts are education focused. Here, we’ve compiled a few that every teacher should check out.

Best practice tip: Most smartphone operating systems have a native podcast app that allows you to subscribe to podcasts and download episodes for listening on the go. If you don’t listen on your native smartphone app or just want something with a few more features, the Stitcher app is a great free platform.

#EdChat Radio

Many of the same people who produce the popular #EdChat Twitter discussion have come together to make this weekly podcast that discusses current issues in education. This show is based more on news and broad industry discussion rather than actionable tips, but it’s a great resource to stay on the cutting edge of the profession.

Talks with Teachers  

This podcast is perfect for ELA teachers. Brian Sztabnik invites some of the preeminent thought leaders in education to the show to discuss what works in English language arts classrooms and what doesn’t, and to share stories to help motivate all of the teachers out there.

The Whole Child Podcast  

We’ve discussed ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative before. As a part of the initiative, this podcast brings together educators and other advocacy groups to discuss what is working in the nation’s schools to build community and create students who are educationally and socially prepared for healthy lives.

Studentcentricity  

Studentcentricity is all about connecting with each and every student in your classroom. Recent episodes have focused on ELL education, inquiry, and productive struggle. This podcast is a great resource if you want to work on building rapport and engagement in your classroom.

#EdTechChat Radio  

Looking for some new ideas to utilize technology in your classroom? The weekly #edtechchat Twitter conversation is continued on this podcast, where recent episodes have included discussions on digital portfolios, augmented reality, and blended professional development.

Tales from the Flip Side  

Flipped learning pioneer Jon Bergmann hosts this podcast dedicated to those who are currently working in a flipped classroom or considering making the switch. There is no one better to learn the ins and outs of flipping from.

Looking for additional online resources? Edmentum has compiled these 10 FREE digital resources for educators to use in the classroom!

Download this related resource:
Monitoring Student Attendance: image.
Monitoring Student Attendance:
There are two options for monitoring attendance, by student and section.

Bright ideas for tech-savvy educators, right to your inbox