February 11, 2022 | Kristen Cole
The best podcasts for teachers can encourage some and inspire all.
As educators, the upkeep of our mental health is integral to the overall health of our students and classrooms.
Treat yourself to a brain break while grading papers or driving school, and dive into a new podcast that will make you laugh, learn, and grow.
From daily classroom life to education issues and self-care, we included podcasts for K-12 teachers, high school English teachers, and everyone between and beyond.
Best podcasts for teachers.
- School of Talk
- Class Dismissed
- This Teacher Life with Monica Genta
- Teachers in America
- Teach Me, Teacher
- Ten Minute Teacher
- The Creative Classroom with John Spencer
- Cult of Pedagogy
- The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast
- Google Teacher Podcast
- Leading Equity
- Black Educators Matter
- From My Perspective
- Let’s K-12 Better
- #EdChat Radio
- Self-Care for Educators
- The Mindful Kind
- School Psyched!
- Social Studies
Podcasts that help you feel understood
1. School of Talk
Our teacher podcast is an interview-style podcast for teachers, educators, and school leaders. We sit down with thought-leading experts to explore hot topics in education, teaching abroad, ed-tech, and so much more.
Whether you’re an educator by trade or an educator by spirit, we’ve got something for you!
2. Class Dismissed
This podcast inspires educators by discussing topics and current news that you come across in your daily life as an educator.
The upbeat tone will leave you feeling rejuvenated, understood, and ready to head back into the classroom tomorrow.
3. This Teacher Life with Monica Genta
Monica Genta shares lots of tips and tricks as well as the outrageously funny stories that teachers encounter in the classroom.
She also shares practical strategies that you can use in your classroom this week. Here you will only find positivity and relatable stories that you will really appreciate.
4. Teachers in America
Produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, this podcast talks with teachers and administrators from across the country and covers hot topics like how to help your students in quarantine and helping students find the right book.
With connections to real educators and stories, you will feel right at home.
5. Teach Me, Teacher
Here you will find conversations with new teachers each week. You can also tune in to listen to some authors like Kelly Gallagher and Peter Mishler.
While reading is a frequent topic, other topics include equity within the classroom and teaching during COVID. This podcast will leave you with inspiring tips and techniques.
Podcasts that encourage you to try something new
6. Ten Minute Teacher
Vicki Davis, a blog author, shares ideas for blended learning, student motivation, and much more.
Her inspiring tips will encourage and help you try some new edtech in your classroom as well as share ideas about many of the issues facing today’s educators.
7. The Creative Classroom with John Spencer
John Spencer will help you tackle project-based learning (PBL). He will encourage you to add some creativity in the form of new projects like student blogs.
His podcast shares lots of ideas to help you feel more comfortable with technology.
8. Cult of Pedagogy
Jennifer Gonzalez talks about all things education. Topics include student motivation for reading, new tech tools, and classroom behaviors.
Her tips will spark creativity and renew your passion for the classroom in the ever-changing education world.
9. The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast
This podcast is geared toward middle and high school English teachers. Betsy Potash discusses how to set up a classroom library in secondary classrooms and how to motivate reluctant students to read.
She shares ideas for novel units and how to add tech to enhance English lessons.
10. Google Teacher Podcast
During the pandemic, many schools turned to Google Classroom for their e-learning lessons.
This podcast offers all kinds of tips and tricks to help you use not only Google Classroom more efficiently, but also the entire Google Suite. Check it out for news and updates!
Podcasts about equity and personal teaching experiences in education
11. Leading Equity
Sheldon Eakins interviews different teachers, professors, and other voices about adding equity in all forms to the classroom.
He fosters the idea of community and shares real stories and solutions for your classroom.
12. Black Educators Matter
Interviews with Black educators across the country are the focus of this podcast.
Stories, struggles, and solutions are shared from the classroom with the goal of sharing the stories of 500 Black educators.
13. From My Perspective
This podcast talks about all things special education. The stories shared here will help you understand the special education world a little more and better help your students.
14. Let’s K-12 Better
Amber and her daughters sit around the kitchen table and discuss education from a student’s perspective.
They discuss many of the topics circulating education today from social-emotional learning to gaming to creating community.
This unique family perspective of both teacher and parent as well as student and child is worth a listen.
15. #EdChat Radio
This podcast takes to Twitter as inspiration for topics.
Topics of discussion include the teacher shortage, learning loss, and teacher pay.
If you want to stay up-to-date on the hot topics in education, this is the podcast for you.
Podcasts for teacher self-care
16. Self Care for Educators
Dr. Tina Boogren talks weekly with educators to offer advice and encouragement.
She helps restore you with the idea of taking a break and resting to help you avoid burnout. She wants you as a caregiver to start taking care of yourself.
17. The Mindful Kind
Rachael Kable encourages you to be mindful of your emotions and choices.
While not necessarily educator-focused, her weekly exercises will help relieve your stress and develop a self care routine for yourself.
18. School Psyched!
This podcast looks at education through a psychology lens.
From topics like SEL and gender identity to the ACT and the Science of Reading, this podcast covers it all.
These experts can help you understand students’ perspectives better.
19. Social Studies
Is there a better way to take a little time for self-care than to laugh out loud?
Take a trip back to elementary school with comedian and teacher Joe Dombrowski as he talks about all the outrageous things that occur in the classroom.
Parent emails. Harry Potter. Class parties. Listen to this for a good laugh.
A Community of Teachers
The best part of these podcasts is that it creates a community of teachers. You are not alone.
In fact, did you know that Headspace offers free subscriptions to teachers? Headspace, these mindfulness apps, along with any number of these podcasts can meet your right where you are with some inspiration and a mental health break.
Whether you’re a brand new teacher or a veteran of the trade. We hope you’ll tune in to School of Talk and feel inspired and encouraged!
Are you thinking about becoming a teacher or making a career change?
Start your teaching career and find teaching jobs with Klassroom. Learn more about our online teacher certification program and become a teacher today!