There are lots of teachers who love listening to podcasts and want to share that passion with their students. But many aren’t sure how to justify using podcasts in the classroom. That’s how I got started. I wanted to use Serial as a primary text for at least a few weeks, but I wasn’t sure how it would fit in with Common Core or how it might affect my students’ reading habits. It turned out that, for a variety of reasons, Serial worked better than most texts I’ve assigned. Plus, I learned that using podcasts with transcripts...

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  • About the Author:

    Michael Godsey has taught English in central California for 15 years. On the side, he writes about education at When they find time, he and his wife publish formal lesson plans for using podcasts (particularly Serial) in the classroom.