Five podcasts for teachers to further professional development

Listening to podcasts is convenient for teachers who wish to further develop their skills – no need to travel or spend hours reading textbooks. Anyone can listen to the education experts and fellow teachers when driving to work, grabbing a coffee, and logging grades in the break room. So, here are the 5 best Podcasts for teachers to further professional development:

Cult of Pedagogy

The Cult of Pedagogy provides a wide collection of podcasts on all things related to teaching, which includes education reform, classroom management, edtech, and teaching strategies. Former teachers and founder Jennifer Gonzalez provide practical takeaways to empower teachers. For example, in one of the episode known by the name as “To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement,” she describes six ways to incorporate movement into your classroom.

Spark Creativity

Spark Creativity podcasts used to cover practical and unique ideas for the ELA teachers: in episode 63, for example, educator Betsy Potash discusses eight ways to do station work well in the ELA classrooms, while in episode 53, she describes her 30-minute process for planning units. At any point of time, you can also connect with the other high school English teachers for inspiration and support in the Facebook group Potash hosts.

Truth for Teachers

“Truth for Teachers" by Angel Watson’s is a large collection of podcasts that include practical tips for the classroom and messages of encouragement to keep pressing on. The overarching goal is to inspire teachers so that they thrive in their profession.

Chalk Full of Life

Chalk Full of Life podcasts; focus on supporting teachers in and out of the classroom, with the belief that teachers don’t have to give up happiness and health. A former teacher and certified life coach for teachers, Kelli Wise, gives tips on self-care, explores the value of state tests and teacher evaluations, and talks about how to remove drama from your life as a teacher.

Google Teacher Tribe

The Google Teacher Tips podcasts, organized and hosted by the educator's Matt Miller and Kasey Bell, discuss practical ways teachers can incorporate G Workspace and some other Google tools into their classrooms and lesson plans. If you are looking for new ways to use Google, listen to the episode on Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom, where they talk about tools you may already be using on your own, which includes Flipgrid, Duolingo, and Quizlet.

Chandan Kumar
New Delhi