With the 2021-2022 school year getting started, some of you may be looking for fresh ideas, inspiration, or just the comfort of listening to others who know your struggless. Much thanks to Lauren Groff for this list, curated with the help of teachers like you. – KW
As a teacher, you have to take on so much and be there for your students, day after day. It's one of the hardest jobs out there, and that's why you need to find help wherever you can. Whether you want to enhance your skills or simply get support from your fellow teachers, podcasts are an excellent way of doing so. Here are some of the best podcasts out there that you must check out for yourself.
1. Truth For Teachers
This podcast, hosted by Angela Watson, is packed full of useful tips for teachers. It also contains a huge amount of encouragement for those who are in the profession and need some help to push forward. For example, an episode called ‘Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most' helps teachers who are struggling, when they have to deal with outsiders saying they're not doing enough. There's even a tie in book, if you want to get even more from this podcast.
2. HMH Learning Moments: Teachers In America
This podcast interviews teachers all over America, getting their perspective on various different issues facing them today. This includes their students, their passions within education and their lives outside of work. If you're interested in hearing from others in your profession, then this is the podcast for you.
3. The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast
As a teacher, of course you're run off your feet all day. As such, you'll love this podcast. Each weekday for just 10 minutes, you'll get interview style podcasts that cover tips for working with kids, and topics that will be of interest to you. It's something that you can listen to on the way to work and get set up for the day.
4. The Creative Classroom
So much of teaching is having to think creatively. If you want to obtain more skills in this regard, you have to check out this podcast. You'll get ideas about how to use project based learning in your classroom, help develop student empathy, and more.
5. Art Ed Radio
If you're an art teacher, this is the podcast for you. There's lots of ideas for those that teach K-12 students, so you can get them excited about art and creativity.
6. School Psyched!
This podcast is all about student psychology, something that all teachers would like more of an insight into. You'll hear more about how to empathize with students, and really get an understanding of their mindset. With this info you can be even more prepared for whatever happens in the classroom.
7. Teaching Keating With Weston And Molly Kieschnick
This podcast, hosted by a husband and wife educator team, use teaching moments from movies to illustrate teaching practice in real life. It's a great way to understand teaching theory, and very entertaining too.
8. The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast
This podcast focuses on the Google Teacher suite of products, so this is a must listen if you're feeling overwhelmed by what's on offer. You can pick up all kinds of tips, as this podcast walks you through how to use each tool. You'll soon feel much more confident than you did with Google Teacher once you've given this a listen.
9. Chalk Full Of Life
As a teacher, it's so easy to believe you have to give up on everything outside of work to be successful. This podcast helps you see that this isn't true, and that you can be a fully rounded and healthy person inside the classroom and out. Hosted by former teacher Kellie Wise, you'll get self care tips, discussion on the current state of teaching, and ideas about how to avoid the common drama in teachers' lives.
10. Teach On, Teach Strong
This podcast is another one that offers you help with personal development. You'll find lots of emotional and mental support here, so you can be the very best teacher to your students possible.
Check out all these podcasts, as some of them will be perfect for you and your teaching experience. Podcasts are an excellent way to find help, tips and more. They're a quick, free and easy way to develop your teaching skills.
Check out Professional Development: The New York City Teacher Podcast for everything related to teaching as it pertains to the country’s largest public school system (and teaching in general)!
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