Top 10 Inspiring Podcasts for Teachers

For teachers who like images, there’s Pinterest and Instagram. For teachers who like reading, there are tons of teacher blogs. For teachers who like to watch to get inspired, there’s YouTube. For Teachers who like to listen, there are … podcasts!

It’s not the most trendy way to get ideas. That’s what I thought at first, too. But I was wrong. Instead of always listening to the same music on your radio, try listening to some teacher podcasts. In the meantime, you can still work for school, clean your home, drive the car, etc. Not bad, huh?

How do you install a podcast app?

That Podcasts icon on your iPhone did come in handy in the end. Use it to subscribe to your favorite podcasts, and you can also follow them online. For Android, you just look in the Play Store for a podcast app, for example, Pocket Cast. Read this article if you need more information.

How to start a podcast

If you’re a teacher and can’t wait to inspire other teachers with your knowledge, experience, and lesson ideas, you should also start podcasting. Check out this blog post and learn how to start your own podcast.

10 Must-listen podcasts for teachers

I stumbled upon a few educational podcasts that are worth mentioning. Here they come!

1. TED Talks Education

What should future schools look like? How do brains actually learn? Some of the world’s most outstanding educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage with the world. TEDed’s podcasts aren’t only just for listening. You can watch them too. My favorite? Try to look for “Let’s teach for mastery - not test scores” from Sal Khan.

2. 10 Minute teachers

Vicky Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, is everywhere. She has an amazing podcast called “10 Minute Teacher,” which is the sequel to her old show, “Every Classroom Matters.” Vicky Davis chats with today’s educators, thought leaders, and classroom teachers. New shows appear five days a week and take up to 10 minutes of your time. That’s short, but just enough time to get you inspired.

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3. Education innovation

This motivational podcast is for teachers, students, school administrators, parents, and many more. It’s for everyone seeking to prepare kids for life, higher education, and the careers of tomorrow by using interactive technology, games, and real-world projects. The person behind the podcast was never a real teacher but wants to give kids the best tools to learn so they have a great future ahead.

4. TeacherToolkit

The Teacher Toolkit podcast is a teacher growth podcast that helps teachers and educators worldwide. It shares practical advice based on evidence and discusses topics such as classroom management, taking care of teachers’ well-being, using technology in education, grading, and more.

5. Ed Gamer

This podcast is dedicated to games. Educational games. These guys will give you an educational angle on any type of game. They will discuss how these games impact student learning and how they can be used effectively in the classroom. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Be prepared to take a long drive because these podcast sessions vary from 30 minutes to one hour.

6. Nerdy Cast

This podcast is made by two funny guys. The show features the smartest and funniest people in education. They talk about education, technology, and pop culture. This podcast hasn’t had any new episodes since 2015, but I placed it on this list because it’s so funny and good.

7. A history of the world in 100 objects

This is an exciting podcast on BBC Radio 4. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programs that retell humanity’s history through the objects we have made. If you are a history teacher or a teacher fascinated by history, this is definitely the right podcast for you. Although the last episode is from 2010, history doesn’t get outdated. Every single story teaches you something new about history.

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8. 2 Minute teacher tips

In this helpful podcast for teachers, Alice Kunce draws on 10 years of classroom experience, current research, and feedback from fellow teachers. Alice shares two-minute tips to help teachers navigate the challenges not mentioned in teacher school.

9. Field Trip Podcast

Educators are constantly finding new ways to overcome challenges and positively impact their students. From a high school principal utilizing food trucks to spark more parental engagement to a superintendent striving for equality in a distinct, racially diverse community, the Field Trip podcast shares conversations and ideas worth spreading.

10. EDU Talk

EDUtalk wants to gather the voices of educators. They want educators and students to talk about academia using technology. There’s a cool thing about the podcast, too… The site encourages users to upload podcasts! So, it might be you that you’re hearing on their podcast someday.

Wrap up

So, if you’re a teacher looking for fresh ideas, there’s more than just the usual stuff. These innovative teaching podcasts are the way to go. Just grab a podcast app and start exploring. Thinking of sharing your own stories? Start your own podcast—it’s easier than you think. Don’t forget to check out some awesome educational podcasts for teachers, like TED Talks Education or the funny Nerdy Cast. Loads of inspiration awaits! And if you are really inspired by these podcasts, you can always try to get your students excited about these fun podcasts. Then be sure to check out these 7 ideas to get your students excited about podcasts.

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