15 Teacher Podcasts You’ll Want To Listen To


Shhhhh… I have a little secret.  To be honest, I was never a huge podcast guy.  I constantly have music playing in the background and during my commute to work.  In my mind, I would rather jam out and sing along than listen to some random person talk on and on.  Yes, I am THAT person. I’m drumming, singing, and dancing in my car when you pull up beside me.  

Friends of mine keep telling me things like “Try out this podcast”, or “Oh my goodness, you would LOVE this episode”.  I finally caved. I tried out some podcasts and now I am hooked!

Oh my goodness, what in the world was I waiting for!?!  They were nothing like I originally thought there were.  They were engaging, informative and I felt like some of these people were my friends sitting down having a conversation with me over coffee.  I was so wrong with my initial thoughts on podcasts! 

What do you think about podcasts?  Do you have some favorites you listen to?   I put together 15 Teacher Podcasts You’ll Want to Listen To!  Most of the descriptions are pulled directly from their podcast page.  There are definitely some of my go-to’s as well as some of our Teaching Trailblazers’ favorites on this list from Education to the Core’s Facebook Groups: Fearless Kindergarten Teachers, Fearless First Grade Teachers, Fearless Second Grade Teachers

Teacher Podcast #1 – “Where the Primary Things Are” Education to the Core 

Education to the Core: Where the Primary Things Are is a podcast where we strive to improve the lives of every primary teacher and learner. Their goal is to provide top-notch resources created by a community of master teachers to help supplement everyday lesson plans. These resources are designed by teachers for teachers, to guarantee a focus on their students. In addition, this podcast includes tips and tricks to use in and out of the classroom, classroom management skills, light-hearted stories, and personal antidotes of teachers in the trenches.

#2 – Social Studies by Joe Dombrowski

Joe “Mr.D” Dombrowski studies being social, by being social! This podcast is hilarious!  Join him as he unpacks the wild world of elementary school!  You may remember him from his viral “spelling test” video that landed him on the Ellen DeGeneres Show!  This podcast was HIGHLY recommended by several of our Teaching Trailblazers!  

#3 – #NerdyCast

The #NerdyCast is an education podcast featuring some of the smartest and funniest people in education. In other words, Nicholas Provenzano (aka The Nerdy Teacher) and his guests talk about technology, pop culture, school, and learning in casual and light-hearted conversations.

Teacher Podcast #4 – Expert Instruction: The Teach By Design Podcast ~ PBISApps

Expert Instruction is the PBISApps Teach by Design featuring discussions from true experts in the educational field.  These expert researchers, practitioners, community members join in the conversation about their work.  Each episode connects to an article. Expert Instruction gives you a fly-on-the-wall seat to hear how the research can work in your school, too.

#5 – Real Talk for Real Teachers

Listen in to this new bi-monthly podcast from Conscious Discipline creator, Dr. Becky Bailey. Together with Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Instructors and special guests, Becky explores trends in social-emotional learning and classroom management.

#6 – The Cult of Pedagogy

Whether the topic is teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, or technology – it is being talked about. In addition, Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators, and parents about the mental and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you’ll never learn in a textbook. 

Teacher Podcast #7 – Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers 

Truth for Teachers is designed to speak about life and encourage! Get the truth by diving into the minds and hearts of educators.  Don’t forget in conclusion, be prepared to get energized for the week ahead while listening!

#8 – Chalk Full of Life 

The Chalk Full of Life Podcast is all about helping you discover exactly what you need to reclaim your time, energy, and happiness. Join host Kelli Wise as she breaks free from the status quo to redefine what it means to live an amazing teacher life.

#9 – Black on Black Education 

This podcast includes a team approach to reimagine and redefine what a high-quality education means in our communities. Above all, their motto: “Together Everyone Learns More”!

Teacher Podcast #10 – Every Classroom Matters 

This podcast includes a candid look at the new big ideas!  These ideas are transforming classrooms everywhere.  Each idea is brought to you from a practicing teacher’s point of view.

#11 – Teachers On Fire

This podcast covers all the “c’s”:  Discussions on collaboration, communication, creating, consumption, and critical thinking to name a few.  Similarly, the dialogue continues within the growth mindset realm, inquiry, and strategies to use within technology.

#12 – Teacher Toolkit 

For all the latest gossip, interviews, and thoughts on education, you’ll want to check out this podcast! Jump across “the pond” to listen to the most influential education blog in the UK.

Teacher Podcast #13 – Inspiring Teachers

Tavis Beem and Danny Hauger discuss the “why” of teaching. Through interviews, empowering stories, current events, and teachable moments, Beem and Hauger bring real-life stories from the classroom to the podcast. For instance, this show features interviews with teaching professionals from many walks of life.

#14 – The Balanced Educator 

The Balanced Educator is a weekly podcast hosted by the co-founders of Educalme, Kailey Lefko, and Josianne Barnabé. The intention is to equip and above all empower educators and parents to feel more calm, balanced, and joyful in all aspects of their lives. Discussions are included about different ways to practice mindfulness in our own lives.

#15 – TedTalk Education

What should future schools look like? In addition, how do brains learn? Some of the world’s greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions within this podcast.

Bonus Podcasts 

Just For Fun

Our Teaching Trailblazers called out and we listened!  Above all, if you are looking for some fun, non-education podcasts to escape here is your chance to check out some more from the list!

  • Crime Junkie
  • Smart Less
  • No Place Like Home
  • Becoming Mindstrong
  • Drama Queens 

Did your favorite podcast make the list?  There are so many wonderful, fun, and informative podcasts out there!  Depending on whether you are looking to gain some insight for your classroom or escape from your everyday lives. The choice is yours!   Some even combine the two!   Let us know some of your favorite Teacher Podcasts in the comments below!

Written by – Christopher Olson

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