Present education news and the future of education is always a hot topic for discussion! What did the education secretary change this week? What are the newest technology updates in the classroom? What will the schools of the future be like? In this blog, we will explore five of our favourite podcasts that discuss educational trends! After listening to these podcasts, we can assure you that you’ll have a better understanding of what the future holds for education!
The best education podcasts
- The College Info Geek Podcast
- The EdTech Podcast
- The School Leadership Show
- TEDTalks Education
- Truth for Teachers Podcast
Let’s take a look at each in turn:
1. The College Info Geek Podcast
The College Info Geek Podcast is a weekly podcast which is dedicated to helping students learn how to study smarter! It focuses on guiding college students on how to manage their time more effectively and how to use their resources more efficiently in order to become more successful. Each episode features an interview with a student or an academic expert, as well as tips and tricks for improving your academic performance.
The podcast is hosted by Thomas Frank, a university student with a passion for smart learning. In each episode, he covers a wide range of topics such as how to choose the right course for you, how to ace your exams and how to best manage your money at university. The podcast as engaging, entertaining and packed with useful information for any student who wants to improve their academic career!
2. The EdTech Podcast
The EdTech Podcast is one of our personal faves and is a weekly podcast covering all things education and technology! Every week, host Anders Aarhus interviews different guests from the industry to discuss the latest news, trends and challenges relation to technology in education.
Our favourite thing about the podcast is that a covers an extremely wide range of topics – there is something for everyone! Whether you’re interested in learning more about online learning platforms or researching the use of technology in the classroom, you’re sure to find something of interest. In addition, every episode is 30 minutes long making it perfect for listening to on your commute to school or work! If you are looking for a way to keep up to date on the latest in education technology – this is the podcast for you!
3. The School Leadership Show
The School Leadership Show is a popular podcast featuring interviews with a range of leaders in the education field. The show boasts weekly episodes in which each focuses on a different topic related to school leadership, with guests ranging from teachers to politicians.
The show is best known for its candid conversations and down-to-earth advice. Many listeners tuning into the show for the first time are captivated by how relatable the hosts and guests are. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or just starting out in the field – if you’re looking for insights into the world of school leadership this is the podcast for you!
4. TEDTalks Education
If you haven’t heard of TEDTalks, you must have been living in a cave! It’s like youtube, but full of inspirational people from around the world telling their story. As part of the TEDTalks organisation, TEDTalks Education follows the theme of hosting talks from some of the brightest people in education from around the world.
Luckily for us, they are now available in podcast form! Some are just audio, others are video, but all are brilliant! We can’t pick a favourite, but we urge you to get lost in the rabbit hole that is TED-Ed!
5. Truth for Teachers Podcast
Perhaps our favourite here at i-teachers, Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers Podcast places the teacher at the centre of the show. Each week Angela, who is obviously an experienced teacher, gives insight on how teachers can streamline their work and live better lives.
Angela gives amazing advice on a wide range of things such as being proactive in the classroom, how to manufacture a creative learning environment, how to put wellbeing at the heart of your teaching style and the best teaching methods for different types of learners. Angela has been podcasting for six years, so her catalogue is vast and diverse!
Angela is a beacon of support for teachers. She talks openly about the struggles teachers face and how to overcome suffering in silence. You can even submit your questions to her and get answers in the coming episodes!
These educational podcasts are just a few of our favourites and great examples of the many ways in which education today is changing! As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative ways of catching up on educational news. These podcasts have the power to help us transform the way we learn and teach, helping us to personalise instruction and create more engaging learning experiences.
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