6 Great Podcasts for Parents and Teachers
6 Great Podcasts for Parents and Teachers
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler

Podcasts have been gaining popularity for the past few years, partly due to ease of access and the wide variety of topics presented in them. They make for great conversation starters and allow listeners to think critically about events or concepts they may not have time to research on their own. For educators and parents, podcasts can be a great way to continue learning best practices without losing the valuable and limited time they have. Here are some great education and parenting podcasts to consider taking a listen to, whether on the way to work or after the kids have gone to bed:

  • StartEdUp. Hosts Don Wettrick and Hunter Stone interview education experts and discuss a wide range of issues, like finding mentors for Gen Z, the relationship between technology and the future, and media literacy. Episodes are uploaded every week on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms.

  • Cult of Pedagogy. For passionate teachers who want to learn more about school psychology and strategies for success in the classroom, this podcast is the jackpot. Host Jennifer Gonzalez brings forth in-depth analyses of education practices in both her blog and podcast, with new episodes released almost weekly.

  • Hand in Hand Parenting. Hosts Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald share stories, tools, and advice for parents in this weekly podcast. Topics range from sibling rivalries to the first week of school jitters, and every episode offers new ideas and points of view that listeners can learn from and use in their own lives.

  • 10-Minute Teacher. Five days a week, host Vicki Davis interviews educators for short, 10-minute segments that inspire and motivate anyone looking to learn more about the vast world of education who may not have enough time.

  • The Longest Shortest Time. Hillary Frank’s parenting podcast has become a go-to for both new and long-time parents, as well as people who don’t have kids at all. Episode topics cover kid entrepreneurship, imaginary friends, and dealing with tantrums, and sometimes feature celebrity guests like Katie Couric. Beware: Some episodes contain mature content.

  • Mind Matters. For more of a focus on gifted and twice-exceptional education, check out Dave Morris’s weekly podcast. It explores common issues like emotional regulation, cultivating creativity, and perfectionism.