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Pop in your earbuds, settle in to your favorite podcast-listening spot, whether it’s the gym, your car or curled up in a cozy chair, and get ready to listen and learn (and be entertained, of course!). Who doesn’t love a good podcast?
With over 850,000 podcasts currently available and more than 30 million episodes, weeding through the vast array of choices to find your perfect podcast is no easy task! That’s why we’re sharing some of our favorites so all you have to do is download and tap play.
Check out our list of the best teacher podcasts full of great tips you can use in your classroom today, interviews with experts and more.
1. Teachwell Teachers with Dr. Didi and Dave
- Podcast description: “Join instructional coach, Dr. Paula, and narcissistic teacher, Dave, as they take on one educational subject each episode with some help from ‘Mr. Teachwell's Guide to Better Teaching.’ If education were a party, it might sound like this!”
- Why we love it: Hosted by Dr. Didi, a secondary disciplinary literacy coach, and David Narter, a teacher and author of parody books, this podcast is one of the funniest we’ve found. Even though their content is hilarious, it’s also informative. You’ll find episodes discussing digital distractions, project-based learning, how to deal with parents and tons more!
- Episode to start with: Edpuzzle! - Mr. Teachwell Killed the Radio Star?
2. Educational Duct Tape
- Podcast description: “The #EduDuctTape Podcast, hosted by Jake Miller, focuses on viewing #edtech as a tool used to meet goals, address learning standards and solve problems in the classroom, much as duct tape is used as a tool that solves a plethora of problems in our lives. In each episode, Jake sits down with a different inspiring guest to share and discuss some awesome ideas for using tech in the classroom!”
- Why we love it: Jake Miller packs a TON of information into each podcast, so every time you listen you’ll get practical takeaways in the form of new tech tools to try out with your students. His guests are real teachers and edtech experts, so you know the tips you get are tried and tested.
- Episode to start with: Stacey Roshan, Tech with Heart, Flipped Classroom, Flipgrid, PearDeck, Wacom Tablets and Chutes & Ladders!
3. The Balance by Catlin Tucker
- Podcast description: “As an educator of 16 years, I have dedicated the last few years to training, coaching, and supporting teachers and see a need to help educators establish and maintain balance in their teaching practices and their lives. In each episode, I’ll talk with thought leaders to explore this complex issue, striving for ways to achieve a healthier work-life balance and address the question, ‘How do we empower ourselves to create and implement boundaries both inside and outside of the classroom?’”
- Why we love it: Blended learning coach and best-selling author Catlin Tucker knows her stuff. Her friendly, thoughtful and practical interviews will give you realistic strategies on how to bring blended learning into your classroom. This is free advice you don’t want to miss!
- Episode to start with: Interview with Tiffany Wycoff
4. The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
- Podcast description: “Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook.”
- Why we love it: Jennifer Gonzalez hosts this ultra-informative podcast that you’ll love listening to. A self-professed education nerd, Jennifer was a middle school language arts teacher before moving on to teach educators on the university level and now runs her blog where she shares her teaching advice with the whole world. Scroll through her 100+ episodes and you’ll find plenty you’ll be eager to download!
- Episode to start with: How to Make Better Use of Twitter
5. Google Teacher Podcast
- Podcast description: “The Google Teacher Podcast is designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in classrooms and schools. Hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning).”
- Why we love it: Hosted by two true edtech experts, this podcast is a must-listen for any teachers who use Google Classroom and Google tools with their students! Every week you’ll get brand new information to keep you up-to-date and informed on everything related to the world of Google education.
- Episode to start with: All About Google Certifications
6. 10 Minute Teacher Podcast
- Podcast description: “Every weekday, join full-time teacher Vicki Davis, author of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, as she dives into what matters most to classroom teachers. The best and brightest educators and idea creators will inspire you as they are interviewed on this show. You'll learn behind the scenes tips, classroom ideas, and practical mindsets for anyone working with today's kids.”
- Why we love it: Host Vicki Davis takes podcasting to the next level with a new episode released every single weekday! Every day has a theme from Motivational Mondays to Edtech Tuesdays, Wonderful Classroom Wednesdays, Thought Leader Thursdays and 5-Idea Fridays. The bite-sized 10-minute format means you can listen to these any time, any place, so they’re perfect for busy teachers!
- Episode to start with: 4 Ready to Go Tips for Project-Based Learning and Maker Spaces
7. The Creative Classroom with John Spencer
- Podcast description: “I want to see teachers can transform classrooms into spaces of imagination and wonder. So, here's where I explore what it means to make this a reality.”
- Why we love it: John Spencer’s enthusiasm is contagious! A former middle school teacher and current college professor, John is all about creativity, design thinking, innovation and making. If you need a dose of inspiration and are looking to get in tune with your most creative teaching self, you’ll love this podcast!
- Episode to start with: Designing Innovative Projects Despite the Time Crunch, the Curriculum Map, and the Lack of Technology
8. The EdTech Take Out
- Podcast description: “The EdTech Take Out is a podcast for teachers who are looking for innovative ways to use technology in the classroom.”
- Why we love it: This friendly crew discusses everything edtech from the lens of two teachers and digital learning consultants. Learn about tech tools, the latest trends in educational technology, social media and more in this easy-to-listen-to podcast!
- Episode to start with: What Happened to Flipped Classrooms?
9. Try This Tomorrow Podcast
- Podcast description: “I’ll be talking with teachers about a variety of topics in education and sharing easy-to-implement strategies for enhancing student learning – things you can “try tomorrow” in your classroom!”
- Why we love it: Edtech expert Bethany Petty’s practical tips on using technology to increase student engagement appeal both to teachers who are well-versed in technology as well as to teachers who have never used anything other than a textbook.
- Episode to start with: FIERCE teaching - FUN, FEARLESS, and FLEXIBLE
Did we miss any of your favorite podcasts? Let us know on Twitter and tell us what you think of our suggestions!