As a busy teacher, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read teaching blogs, articles, or books for motivation and professional development. Luckily, we live in the golden age of the podcast, making it possible to listen to this same motivational and educational content while you’re doing something else, like commuting to school, organizing your classroom, or making dinner at home.
Because podcasts are easy to record and publish, there’s an extremely rich market of content to choose from. Weeding through all this content can take time, but we’ve done the research for you and found 10 inspiring and interesting podcasts with great reviews and ratings. All of the podcasts on this list are rated 4.5 stars or higher on Apple podcasts, so you know they’ll have great content!
From professional development to inspiration and comedy, here are 10 highly rated podcasts that teachers will love:
- House of #EdTech (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆)
This podcast explores how educational technology is having an impact on teachers and education. Through conversations with educators, leaders, and creators, host Christopher Nesi discusses technology that is shaping the classroom and shares information that can guide teachers in their own EdTech journey.
- Eat Sleep Work Repeat (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆)
Ranked as a #1 Business Podcast by Apple, Eat Sleep Work Repeat dives into the intersection of happiness and work culture. Bruce Daisley hosts this podcast focused on the scientific ideas behind improving your work life through interviews with psychologists, scientists, and experts.
- HMH Learning Moments (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆)
Learning Moments is a podcast from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that is focused on the ever-changing learning landscape. This fairly new podcast begins with a series called “Teachers in America,” which profiles the stories of real teachers who are shaping the lives of young people all over the country.
- Truth for Teachers (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆)
Released weekly, this podcast aims to spark life, encouragement, and truth into the minds and hearts of educators. Hosted by Angela Watson, Truth for Teachers shares a weekly dose of inspiration to prepare you for the week ahead.
- The Cult of Pedagogy (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆)
Jennifer Gonzalez hosts this rich podcast full of teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, and EdTech. Through a series of interviews with educators, students, teachers, and administrators, you’ll learn about the psychological and social dynamics of school as well as trade secrets for educators.
- The Dollop (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆)
The Dollop is a comedy podcast that gives listeners unconventional American history lessons. In each episode, co-hosts and comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds focus on an unknown story from American history, which they discuss through a comedic lens.
- Teachers Need Teachers (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆)
This podcast, hosted by Kim Lepre, was created to help new teachers navigate the challenges that come with being a new teacher. Lepre aims to make teachers feel confident and in control of their teaching—without giving up nights and weekends for work.
- Two Teachers Talking™ (⋆⋆⋆⋆)
Two Teachers Talking is exactly what you’d expect: Two teachers, Tony Silva and Charles Wiz, sitting down for a conversation about different topics in education. From TEFL to time management and advice for new teachers, this podcast is full of helpful content.
- The Creative Classroom (⋆⋆⋆⋆)
John Spencer hosts this podcast with tools, strategies, and stories to help teachers boost creativity and innovation in their classrooms. Spencer also offers advice for teachers based on his experience and mistakes in the past.
Created by The Economist and Slate, this podcast examines the historical precedents that can transform our understanding of modern technology. Hosts Tom Standage and Seth Stevenson discuss how people reacted to past innovations and how we can use these stories to react to technology in the future.
Each of these podcasts offers high-quality, enriching content to listen to throughout your day, gaining knowledge and inspiration while multitasking. What is your favorite podcast? Let us know in the comments below!
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