Six Podcasts for Every Educator’s Playlist
Enlighten your morning, your commute, or those precious minutes between bells with these #edu podcasts. Then tell us: what’s on your playlist these days?
What To Expect: strategies, tips, and tools to help teachers, principals, and administrators tell the stories of their schools
Why You Should Listen: Increasingly, educators find themselves on the receiving end of their own stories - told in newspaper op-eds, social media updates, and campaign speeches. But the creators of BrandED want educators to reclaim the narrative, not through angry push-back, but through intelligent and compelling storytelling that helps brand their schools as the unique, dynamic places they are. So, tune in for advice on how to tell better, more interesting, and truer stories that define and build your school culture and community. (Oh, and once you’re inspired to start branding your school, here’s a great place to start!)
Recommended Download: Flipped Public Relations for School Leaders
What to Expect: practical answers to classroom challenges
Why You Should Listen: This one may be a newcomer - its first episode was January 10 - but its host is familiar to anyone who’s been a teacher for more than a minute. Short, digestible episodes of thoughtful people answering the thoughtful questions on every teacher’s mind.
Recommended Download: Character, Grit, Perseverance: Magic Bullet?
What to Expect: deep conversations with thought leaders, action takers, and “do-ers” in the education industry
Why You Should Listen: Also recently launched, MEP is notable for the variety of perspectives that pop up in its so-far diverse lineup of guests, including classroom teachers, Harvard experts, philanthropists, students, and others. A great podcast for those who want to better understand and explore the edu ecosystem and their place within it.
Recommended Download: Todd Sutler, A Crowdsourced Journey to Visit High Performing Schools Across the Country
What to Expect: a platform for passionate, outspoken educators, aiming to strengthen their voices by highlighting innovation in the field
Why You Should Listen: Whether you have an hour or a minute, you’ll find something here - especially if you’re an ed-tech expert or enthusiast who likes to hear a little bit about a lot of things happening on the tech front. Topics include gamification, coding, flipped learning, mobile applications, and #ladygeeks, of course.
Recommended Download: Mission Monday #16: The Top Game Changers in Education
What to Expect: podcasts with difference makers in education
Why You Should Listen: While it’s easy to identify movers and shakers in other fields, it’s sometimes hard in education because great teachers are…you know…in their classrooms doing their thing. That’s why EAS is such a great addition to the edu podcast landscape: it opens the door to classrooms of educators from all walks of life with various passions and skills, and who give the rest of us practical advice and inspiration.
Recommended Download: Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a PIRATE
What to Expect: stories and inspiration behind America’s greatest English educators
Why You Should Listen: English teachers got lucky when Long Island AP lit teacher Brian Sztabnik decided to let everyone in on his conversations with the likes of Carol Jago, Grant Wiggins, Larry Ferlazzo, and Sarah Brown Wessling. So many reasons to tune in, but if for none other, do it for the book recommendations. Sztabnik knows his audience.
Recommended Download: Sarah Brown Wessling, founder of The Teaching ChannelTweet
Whether you call them resolutions, habits, or commitments, setting intentions that will improve your career, classroom, and community, are a great way to ring in the new year.
That’s why in 2014, we’ll be upping the ante on our exercise routines so are bodies and brains will enable us to meet the rest of our goals. If this is one of your intentions, too, show us how you’re doing by posting a pic on Instagram with the tag #teach2014.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a little motivation to kick-start your workouts, read this: http://edmat.ch/1gqnTII. We particularly love the studies linking exercise and academic performance.
We’re thrilled to announce that the all-new myEDmatch is live! Build your visually-stunning and interactive digital resume, network and exchange resources with colleagues, and share your profile publicly to land dream opportunities.
Check out the new site right now and enjoy a free trial of our premium features → http://bit.ly/MEMnew