Teaching podcasts – UK, America or wherever you are in the world – are a great way for teachers to gather some free and fantastic teaching ideas for the classroom and for SLT to get advice and guidance from school leaders who’ve been there before them.
However, the vast library of educational podcasts available nowadays can be a little overwhelming, and as a teacher we know that you don’t have the time to trawl through the charts to find the one you want. That’s why, to save you time, we have taken a look through all of the charts and lists that are out there, and found the 12 best UK teaching podcasts you should be listening to (and have thrown in two that you won’t be able to stop laughing at for good measure!)
Teaching Podcast 1: The Edtech Podcast
Sophie Bailey’s podcast is all about improving ‘the dialogue between ed and tech through storytelling’ with the aim of having an impact to better innovation in UK schools. This dual focus means that she roams widely in both content and guests. One week you’ll hear the thoughts of Geoff Barton, the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, the next week there’ll be an in depth explainer on the implication of Blockchain technology for learners, education providers and employers. What more could you want?
Need to know
• The length of the episodes are driven by the topic and the setting, so be warned, some of them can run for well over an hour.
• As a listener you will be given the chance to eavesdrop onto round-table discussions with some of the bigger players in education or sessions from education festivals and conferences from around the world.
• It’s often the first place you’ll hear from new teachers and entrepreneurs using technology to improve educational outcomes.
• 2018 also saw the first ever Edtech podcast festival – one to watch out for in the future.
Who should listen?
Anyone who is interested in education or technology! There is a fantastic mix of topics included in these podcasts, so they are great for everyone.