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11 Top Podcasts For Teachers

By The SHARE Team

Informational, entertaining, and accessible from your phone, tablet, or computer, podcasts have revolutionized the way the world accesses information. And they don’t require you to make more time in your day — you can listen to a podcast while you do life. 

Here are 11 podcasts worthy of your attention as a passionate educator. Slip those earbuds in, press play, and enjoy. 

Finding Fred

Mister Rogers was the first teacher for so many young minds with his iconic children’s show, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. He graced television screens teaching about life, kindness, caring, and how to be a better person. 

Finding Fred is a 10-part series about the life, thinking, and work of Fred Rogers. Bestselling author and cultural critic Carvell Wallace shares what our favorite cardigan-wearing host can tell us about how to get by in today’s hectic world. 

Everything is Alive

Described as an “unscripted interview show,” Everything is Alive takes what you know of the world and turns it upside down. In each episode, an inanimate object tells its personal life story. Explore the world in a new way by learning about the feelings of a bar of soap. Or the thoughts of a nearly forgotten can of cola. Have some fun, find some inspiration, and look at the objects around you in a new light. That pencil will never look quite the same.

Planning Period Podcast

The biggest issues facing education and ways to address them are discussed through relaxed and casual conversations between host Brad Shreffler and the world’s education stakeholders. Conceived for those who find themselves getting into deep conversations in the breakroom during their planning period or anyone who wishes they could. 

Truth for Teachers

Angela Watson speaks about life, encouragement, and truth in short episodes released each Sunday. A National Board-Certified Teacher with over 11 years of classroom experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela shares practical classroom ideas and inspiration to build positive mindsets to help educators truly enjoy their work. Through her podcast and educational endeavors, she discusses how to let go of outdated teaching practices and realign educational vision with daily work life. With her mentorship, countless teachers have taken charge of their time and energy to prevent burnout and find more success in the profession they love. 

The House of #EdTech

The House of #EdTech explores the ways that technology is changing teaching and its impact in the classroom. Christopher Nesi discusses technology’s impact on today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s opportunities while sharing the stories of teachers and leaders in education. Whether you use technology or not, find out more about its effect on teaching and the ways students learn.

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

Jennifer Gonzalez talks about teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology, and everything under the sun that has to do with teaching. Jennifer interviews educators, students, administrators, and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and so many other things never written in a textbook. In conjunction with her website, Jennifer offers advice on ways to make teaching more effective and more fun. 

Google Teacher Tribe

Hosted by Matt Miller and Kasey Bell, Google Teacher Tribe is a weekly podcast designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas and advice in using G-Suite and other Google tools. Miller is the author of Ditch That Textbook and Bell is the author of Shake Up Learning. Both offer outstanding information on technology and innovative teaching methods to bring out the very best in your students through digital learning resources, technology tips, and educational tricks. 

10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Every weekday, Vicki Davis dives into the matters that mean the most to classroom teachers. Be inspired by behind-the-scenes tips, classroom ideas, and practical mindsets each day. Find yourself a more remarkable educator in just 10 minutes a day. 

The Creative Classroom

John Spencer wants to see teachers transform their classrooms into “bastions of creativity and wonder.” Each week, John shares tools, strategies, and stories to help teachers boost their creativity and innovation in their classrooms, as well as a few about some mistakes that have been made along the way. Grounded in the reality of today’s frustrations and pressures, The Creative Classroom provides a mini-coaching session to help drive your workday beyond the ordinary. 

Nerdy Cast

A podcast for nerds at heart, Nerdy Cast features some of the smartest and funniest people in education. Full of education, technology, and pop culture, Nerdy Cast combines the love of teaching with the flair of today’s music, movies, art, and more. Laugh and learn, experience and share what all nerds really want to know. 

Mobituaries

Whether you are a fan of Mo Rocca or not, this podcast may just blow your mind. Rocca’s long love of obituaries has led him to dive deeply into the people and things of the past. His podcasts explore stories buried in the past — from an unsung Founding Father to the first Chinese-American superstar. With humor and insight, Rocca brings new stories of history out of the past. 

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