Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Podcasts for PD

I've never really been a podcast gal. BUT lately, I've learned that it's about finding the right ones. And I've been thinking about how just listening to something can keep that topic on your mind all day, or sometimes all week.

There are a couple of AMAZING podcasts that I listen to regularly, and I wanted to share just how amazing they are.

  1. Cult of Pedagogy: Just trust me. If you don't add a single other one, add this one. Jennifer Gonzalez is a former MS ELA teacher, and she has a way with words that will encourage you, challenge you, and inspire you in your journey as an educator. SOOO many amazing episodes. Her post was also how I heard about pineapple charts. We've implemented them digitally in our district in one of our PD groups, and it's so cool to be able to watch someone teach LIVE from across the county! (She also speaks to why we need to see each other teach, which I highly recommend.)
  2. November Learning: Our district has been working for the last 2 years with Dr. Alan November and his team. His podcasts are few and far between, but the quality of information you'll get is incredible. I recommend starting with his talk with Dr. Rob Evans on Managing Change. #gamechanger
  3. House of #EdTech: So many resources and great interviews! Start with Limited Tech? No Problem, or EdTech & Formative Assessment.
  4. Truth for Teachers: Quick episodes, especially great for short errand runs or loading the dishwasher! ;) #107 on growth mindset is great, and I can't wait to listen to #115: "Goodbye Teacher Tired" that was just released.

    There are soooo many more. Other lists here and here.
    Also be sure to check out #PodcastPD on Twitter!
  5. (for BONUS points) My fav podcasts for fun? Thanks for asking!
    1. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
    2. Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History
    3. Hidden Brain
    4. Love to Sew
    5. Levar Burton Reads