Some people learn by reading, some people learn by doing and others learn by listening. Podcasts are a great resource to incorporate into your busy schedule. Not only will you gain varied insights into the world of education, but you can listen to them whilst on the move. Each broadcast is unique to the platform, providing a variety of topics, opinions and updates, all valuable for CPD. Choosing a podcast can be quite time consuming, take a look at carefully curated podcasts available now.
Mr Barton Maths Podcast
"Changing useless time into CPD time"
Designed for teachers to listen to in the car, on long walks and bike rides, or even doing the dishes, Mr Barton Maths Podcasts are a great addition to your CPD. He interviews a range of guests from the world of education, digging deep into their area of interest or expertise. Rated at a whopping 4.9 stars out of 5 on iTunes, this podcast provides listeners with valuable insight into the education world and it’s not just for Maths teachers.
“Free CPD in Your Ears”
Paul Dix and fellow podcaster, Kevin Mulryne provide weekly updates on behaviour management, learning and development, and safeguarding in your classroom. Providing practical advice, each podcast enables learners to relate to the topic and implement strategies into your timetable.
The Learning Scientists
“This is not a product or a sales pitch - just science!”
Set up by four cognitive psychological scientists, this podcast provides academic insight into the science of learning. Their aim is to make scientific research more accessible to students and educators, by improving communication between the various educational experts (students, teachers, researchers and professors) to improve education. Their podcasts are updated on a bi-weekly basis covering a range of topics from attention in the classroom to CPD. Visitors can also become a patron, they have multiple memberships available covering a range prices.
The UKEdChat Podcast
“We look to benefit teaching communities for the benefits of the pupils in their learning journey”
What originally started off as a single online poll and hashtag on twitter, UKEdChat has grown into a large online community for teachers and schools. Their podcasts provide an informative view on teaching, learning and pedagogy in the UK and beyond. Inviting a variety of guests, each podcast discusses the realities of education from online video games to poetry.
Education Podcast Network
“Whether you are a first-year educator or a seasoned veteran there is a podcast for you”
Designed to make you think about your profession, the Education Podcast Network covers a range of topics from technology to editorials and everything in between. Set up in 2015 by Christopher J. Nesi, each podcast is produced by educators who are passionate about shaping the education world through meaningful discussion or content. Their categories range from ‘Better Leaders Better Schools’ to ‘Spark Creativity, they are updated on a regular basis and have been awarded as a top 20 educational podcast.
Podcasts are a great way to accelerate your learning and expose yourself to the wider world of education. Whether you are on your break at school or sitting down with a cuppa on a Saturday morning, they are an easy and effective resource to incorporate into your busy schedule. The beauty of podcasts is that you don’t have to subscribe therefore you can listen to a range, depending on your preference. We hope our suggestions are useful to you.
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