Podcasts are a great resource for educators, allowing you to access all the latest news, tech, and practical tips from the world of education while you’re on the go.
The best podcasts for educators span topics including professional development, industry trends, and new teaching strategies to help you level up in every aspect of your teaching practice.
Listening to podcasts also gives you the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and gain new perspectives.
We asked our CORE Learning team of education experts about their favorite podcasts for educators — and they delivered. Here are their top ten podcasts, in no particular order.
1. The LP: Literature in Practice
The LP: Literature in Practice is an UnboundEd podcast series that examines texts and practices that encourage student instruction to become more grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful.
Hosted by Brandon White, The LP Podcast explores education through a social justice lens, covering topics including equity, self-care and resistance, dignity, and liberation.
2. Sold a Story
In 2017, Emily Hanford of APM Reports began investigating how children are taught to read in schools and shared her findings in a series of ongoing reports.
Hanford found that certain ideas about teaching literacy to children have held sway for more than a generation — despite being proven wrong by cognitive scientists decades ago.
In Sold a Story, Hanford distills her findings into digestible episodes that expose the widespread flaws in the educational system, the influential authors who promote these ideas, and the company that publishes their work.
3. Getting Reading Right
Getting Reading Right is a podcast series by Education Week covering the early years of literacy instruction. Each episode interrogates the cognitive science behind how kids acquire foundational reading skills, with a focus on the earliest elementary readers: kindergarten through second grade.
Using reporting, explainers, opinion pieces, surveys, and multimedia features, the podcast explores what teachers know about reading and where they learned it and discusses the challenges they face in bringing research-backed teaching principles into K-2 classrooms.
4. Melissa and Lori Love Literacy
Melissa and Lori share their passion for literacy teaching through this podcast, which is aimed at teachers interested in the science of reading, knowledge building, and high-quality curriculum.
Alongside their guests, who include literacy researchers, experts, teachers, leaders, parents, and advocates, Melissa and Lori explore new ways of thinking about teaching reading and writing.