5 Great High School Teacher Podcasts
- Truth for Teachers
- The 10-Minute Teacher
- The House of #EdTech
- My Bad
- Chalk Full of Life
Those preparing for a career as a high school teacher may be interested to know that there are wonderful podcasts available that will help them in their future careers. These podcasts provide insights into what it is like being a high school teacher, and they further let people know about the challenges they will face as teachers. Here are five great podcasts that future high school teachers should listen to:
Truth for Teachers
This podcast is narrated by Angela Watson, who is internationally renown for her contributions to the field of education. She broadcasts this podcast every Sunday, and each episode is somewhere from 15 to 20 minutes long. In each episode she offers encouragement and inspiration to teachers while giving them fresh insights into their profession and showing them how they can improve at their jobs. The show is currently one of the highest rated education podcasts on iTunes.
The 10-Minute Teacher
This podcast is narrated by educator Vicki A. Davis, whom Forbes called one of the top five education entrepreneurs in the country. Davis also won a BAMMY Award for Best Talk Show Host in Education. Five days a week she broadcasts this 10-minute podcast in which she interviews teachers from around the world about important trends, topics and tools that directly impact teachers in the field.
The House of #EdTech
This podcast is hosted by educator Christopher J. Nesi, and it is all about eduction technology and how teachers can incorporate it into their classroom instruction. He helps teachers embrace developments in technology instead of being afraid of them. These podcasts are generally broadcast a few times every month, and they range from a little more than 20 minutes long to over an hour and a half.
This podcast is hosted by Jon Harper, who is a former teacher and current assistant principal. The show is about 10 minutes long and broadcast three or four times a month, during which time he interviews some of the leading educators in the country. The show is unique in that he gets these people to reveal their biggest mistakes as educators and what they learned from these mistakes. The goal of the show is to let teachers understand that they are human and that it is okay to make mistakes, even big ones.
Chalk Full of Life
This podcast is hosted by teacher Kelli Ward, and it is unique in that it is not directly about teaching, but about how teachers can build a satisfying life around their responsibilities as teachers. It helps teachers find time for themselves and their families as well as the energy and happiness they need to thrive. Most of all, it helps them do all this without experiencing any guilt. The show is broadcast every week (usually on Sundays) and is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour long.
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In conclusion, the podcasts listed here provide invaluable information about what it is like being a high school teacher and how such teachers can improve both in and out of the classroom. Those considering making teaching at a high school level their career should consider becoming regular listeners of one or more of these podcasts.