These new podcasts explore a variety of education-related topics, including global education, innovation, and edtech

9 new podcasts to inform and inspire educators


These new podcasts explore a variety of education-related topics, including global education, innovation, and edtech

The pandemic’s challenges for the education community are no secret, but we’ve also seen how it has pushed innovation in many areas.

One such area is in podcasting, as the past year-plus has been fertile ground for new podcasts to launch, develop, and sustain.

Education isn’t the only industry in which storytelling is important, but through opportunities to highlight perspectives, from the classroom level up to global consultants and edtech entrepreneurs, the education field has many advantages with respect to creative content, diverse voices, and relevant idea-sharing.

The following podcasts have all begun since the start of 2020 and are designed to introduce educators to a variety of important ideas and conversations.

Mind the Gap: Making Education Work Across the Globe: Tom Sherrington and Emma Turner, UK-based and internationally-recognized education authors and consultants, share best practices in classroom teaching, sustaining PD that makes an impact, and research-based approaches in need of greater reach. They’ve interviewed Doug Lemov, Richard Gerver, Baruti Kafele, Peter DeWitt, Mary Myatt and more leading thinkers about ideas and strategies to close global gaps. The series is also available as a YouTube show.

Future of School: The Podcast: Hosted by Future of School CEO and Education Evangelist Amy Valentine, this show gives all stakeholder voices in education―students, teachers, parents, policy influencers, and business leaders―a platform to discuss innovations in online and blended learning. Through a creative presentation and a variety of segment types, diverse voices share perspectives on equity and access, the differences between remote learning and “crisis schooling,” the future of school choice, and more.

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