Podcasts for Teachers and Educators

Quality teachers are key to students’ success – from the moment they start elementary school to the day they graduate with a university degree.

By: Miriam Bird & Jake Hreha

Quality teachers are key to students’ success – from the moment they start elementary school to the day they graduate with a university degree. Professional educators strive for excellence through preparation just as much as their students. Whether you are studying or currently serving as an educator, podcasts are a powerful resource for you!

Education podcasts give us the opportunity to learn from others and feel like we are in the classroom with them and their experiences. Through podcasts you can learn practical tips to use in your teaching, develop a plan to make a more creative classroom, and build an effective strategy for classroom management.

Podcasts can come from anyone in the field of education. This gives you the opportunity to hear from the perspective of individuals at different stages in their careers. From an elementary school teacher, to high school english teachers, to a former teacher there is a podcast you can learn from.

Education podcasts not only provide a form of professional development but also information about the current state of education. You can learn about education reform, school leaders in government, and how classroom teachers are impacted by laws and rulings.

All of these resources can be beneficial for new and beginning teachers. Podcasts give us the opportunity to learn practical ideas, learn from those working in the teaching profession, learn more about new educational technology, and so much more. Whether you want to hear more from the best educational leaders in the world, relate to busy teachers, or hear the truth for teachers working in our current society there are teacher podcasts for you.

You can stay engaged in learning while seeking advice and support from other experts in the field. These entertaining and convenient resources address current classroom trends, topics, and technologies. Check out these top three podcasts reviewed and recommended for all educators.

The Creative Classroom – This new podcast is hosted by John Spencer, a former middle school teacher and current college professor. Each episode is half an hour long and features various series, stories, and educational topics. The goal of the podcast is to help teachers to guide students to reach their creative potential!

*Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, & iTunes

Special Education Inner Circle – Catherine Whitcher, M. ED discusses special education topics, strategies, and goals to create an inclusive and developmentally appropriate learning environment. The host discusses strategies to support all learners, and she also provides real-life tips for parents and teachers. All episodes are video and audio accessible.

*Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, & Google

Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers – Feeling overwhelmed by the calling of an educator or burnout from the school year? Watson started her podcast in 2014 to advocate, empower, and refresh educators. Teachers need truth in their work, and she discusses complex topics with a mindful perspective. Each episode provides an encouraging message, and an online transcript of each episode is also included for further reflection.

*Available on Spotify, Google Play, & iTunes

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We hope you feel refreshed as you listen to these podcasts! Being educated and teaching others is a fantastic privilege, so be encouraged to keep learning. Always remember that educators are never alone in their calling to serve and impact students.

Are you considering earning your degree in education? IWU-National & Global offers a variety of programs for future teachers! Find a program that's right for you.

Miriam Bird

Copywriting Assistant, IWU-National and Global

Miriam Bird assists with content development for IWU–National and Global, capturing student stories and journeys. She is currently a student at IWU–Marion, studying elementary education.

Jake Hreha

SEO Copywriter, IWU

Jake Hreha is a graduate of Ball State University, where he majored in advertising with a concentration in media presentation and design. He is passionate about design, and in his free time he enjoys cycling, traveling, and reading.

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