I hope all teachers have the opportunity to hear Ted Neitzke speak in person. It is impossible to leave a “Ted Talk” without feeling recharged and ready to tackle any challenge had on. The Smart Thinking podcast is a weekly kick-start full of wit and wisdom to help teachers focus on what’s important in life.
Ted serves as the CEO of CESA 6 in Oshkosh Wisconsin. CESA 6 is a not-for-profit organization and serves 39 public school districts. Before that, Ted was a superintendent, principal, and teacher.
Shake Up Learning shares information you can use immediately. Think of these episodes as audio edtech coaching sessions. Kasey Bell makes technology approachable. Even if you are uncomfortable using technology you will walk away with great ideas and resources. Her speaking voice is enjoyable to hear and she speaks with contagious excitement.
Jennifer Gonzalez puts a huge amount of work into making her podcasts useful. Her dedication is heard up in the quality of each episode. You will hear about teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, and educational technology. As a teacher your time is precious. This is a good investment of your limited time and headspace. One of the most recommended podcasts for teachers.
The Duct Tape podcast features interviews with tech ed leaders. The host and guest share a wealth of knowledge while being entertaining. You will get strategies and practices you can use today and share other teachers.
This podcast is short, concise & impactful. Each episode is about 5 minutes and is a quick recommendation to try when you get to school. Matt Miller challenges teachers to reflect and think about the teaching profession and its impact on students. Perfect for a short commute to work or binge-listening.
I already suggested their individual podcasts. Of course, their collaboration project is worth the listen. Matt Miller & Kasey Bell cover a variety of topics and interviews with passionate educators. This is a weekly goto for tech integration tips and ideas for using Google products.
Chris Nesi ton of great resources and ideas for integrating technology. His interviews are always relevant and timely to the edtech world. You can tell Chris has a passion for podcasting and the quality comes through in his show. He recently started a YouTube channel as a companion to his podcast.
Angela Watson speaks about real and tough situations with thoughtful reflection. She helps teachers find a work-life balance and to let go of the guilt for doing so! She is described as a life raft in the middle of a storm. You can leave her a message for her on speak pipe.
Jeff Utecht started as a 4th-grade teacher and now is an international speaker on educational technology. His SOS podcast will keep you informed about new ways to integrate technology and understand the why behind it.