That’s where podcasts come in. Whether you’re up to your elbows in dishwater,
sweating up a storm on a mountain trail, or wandering through the grocery store
with your earbuds in, podcasts can take you to your next level as a teacher
without consuming any of your free time.
interested in topics like activism, teaching tolerance, immigration reform and
education, bullying, and the role of homework in class, the Harvard EdCast is
consume at home? Wondering how to organize your classroom, empower your
students to master your subject, and assess their work in the flipped
classroom? Check out the Flipped Learning Worldwide podcast.
your students, you’ve found a new show. The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast explores topics like classroom murder mysteries, escape rooms, book clubs, and ELA makerspaces.
wonderfully researched shows with teaching strategies you can implement
immediately. If you like a mix of big picture and specific strategies that can
be applied across disciplines, check out the Cult of Pedagogy podcast.
variety of lenses, TEDTalks Education is a great fit for you. You’ll find food for
thought and stimulation in these episodes (which also feature video), though
not necessarily immediately applicable lesson ideas.
Blueprint, Burden, or Boondoggle?”, how can you go wrong? The K-12 Greatest Hits: The Best Ideas in Education podcast features varied ideas in education, many
of which apply across disciplines. Whether it’s a conversation about the
purpose of homework in our schools or the role of movement in the classroom,
these short podcast episodes have a lot to offer.
I hope one or two of these feel like a good fit for you. If not, I encourage you to go search for just the right one, because it really is a pleasure to learn on the go.
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