Looking to learn more about K-12 education updates, what Waldorf education looks like, or what tips other parents suggest for learning? No quiet time to read? We’ve got you covered with this round-up list of 100+ education podcasts.
Educators, parents, and researchers alike have embraced podcasting as a way to share information about the K-12 education world– and listening in to their conversations is free!
Podcasts are one of the most enjoyable and rapidly growing learning resources available today. In fact, there are more than five million podcasts out there. We’ve dug through a great many of them (though not two million) to bring you this list of education podcasts. Add these podcasts to your playlist when you need some inspiration or want to deepen your knowledge about all things K-12.
Click through the tabs below to find a topic that interests you. Most of these education podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, as well as other platforms.
Whether you’re a teacher wanting to make the most of your commute by learning about ed tech, or a mom considering a switch to homeschooling, there’s a podcast here for you.
Note that this education podcast list includes a diverse range of education perspectives. Inclusion on the round-up does not mean the podcast reflects the views of National School Choice Week. If we’re missing one of your favorites, let us know at [email protected]
“Haz que los retos de crianza y educación sean más fáciles de resolver preparándote para ser una mamá o papá efectivo. ¡Qué padres tips! es el podcast en el que tendrás siempre, y donde sea que te encuentres, las respuestas y el acompañamiento que necesitas para hacer brillar tu potencial, redescubrirte y crear una mejor versión de ti, en cualquier área de tu vida.”
What It’s About: “Every weekday, join full-time teacher Vicki Davis, author of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, as she dives into what matters most to classroom teachers. The best and brightest educators and idea creators will inspire you as they are interviewed on this show. You’ll learn behind the scenes tips, classroom ideas, and practical mindsets for anyone working with today’s kids.”
What It’s About: “Deep in the heart of public school education wars rage on, and few warriors come to fight for the people. Yet, there is one small band of freedom fighters bring sanity to the village. Anyone who threatens the education of our 8 million black children is likely to catch these eight black hands.”
What It’s About: “A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.”
What It’s About: “Black Minds Matter is a podcast exploring the root causes of educational inequality and the hope we have for a better path forward. The world is in the midst of a civil uprising as more bear witness to the racial and social injustices that take place daily in America, sparked by the abhorrent murders of black men and women. We must commit to overhauling systems, and that includes acknowledging that our early justice system which hunted people of color as slave patrols. The education system, once a primary mechanism for segregation, is propped up and prowls for black minds just the same. Those committed to protecting black lives cannot simultaneously refuse to nurture black minds. Our essence and our being deserve life. Our black minds matter.”
What It’s About: “The Charter Central Podcast takes a monthly look at topics that impact charter public schools through in-depth interviews with education experts. A state and national leader in the charter public school movement, The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University shares insights on how public education can innovate to help students succeed.”
What It’s About: “Our community can come together to solve the challenges of keeping our kids learning—on campus or at home—while staying safe. Inga Cotton, Founder and Executive Director of San Antonio Charter Moms, and her guests talk about schools of choice, educating your children at home, and staying mentally and physically well during uncertain times. By sharing our knowledge and a positive attitude, we can keep our children safe and learning.”
What It’s About: “Within every child, there is a hidden potential waiting to be revealed. We intuitively know this as parents, and yet our hearts ache because raising these precious creatures is so hard. Enter: Montessori. By observing and focusing on our child’s secret developmental nature and using a gentle, compassionate discipline approach, we can make both of our lives a whole lot easier! Join Aubrey, a Montessorian and mom of two, in a discussion about parenting, homeschooling, and the magic of childhood.”
What It’s About: “Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.”
What It’s About: “The Classroom Matters podcast aims to tell the stories and share the experiences of K-12 educators and the reality of our education system. Join Kristy Houle, former elementary teacher and principal and current home school Mom and Outreach Coordinator for Educate.Today, as she talks with a wide variety of fascinating people on important and interesting educational topics.”
What It’s About: “Worldwide Parent Coach and Conscious Educator, Sue DeCaro is on a mission to revitalize the joy in parenting! Conscious Parents, Thriving Kids is a podcast designed to help parents all over the world create deeper connections with themselves and their children, so their families can thrive.”
What It’s About: “Monica Burns from the popular EdTech blog ClassTechTips brings you teaching strategies, tips and activity ideas. Each podcast focuses on how to make EdTech integration easy with a shout out to favorite EdTech tools for classrooms. Monica provides actionable, relevant tips for teachers so you can make this school year the best one yet! Join author, speaker, and blogger, Dr. Monica Burns for an EdTech podcast that helps take the stress out of integrating education technology into your classroom.”
What It’s About: “EdChoice Chats is the official podcast of the national nonpartisan nonprofit EdChoice. We believe families, not bureaucrats, are best equipped to make K-12 schooling decisions for their children. Listen in to stay updated on the latest controversies, messaging hacks, legislation, litigation and research related to school choice in America.”
What It’s About: “Frustrated by the current state of education, Rachel Babcock and Josh Charpentier decided they would open an alternative charter high school. Education Disruption is the story of how high school can be done differently, for the benefit of the students. Map Academy is an alternative charter high school founded on the belief that every student – no matter what their life circumstances – has unique strengths and the ability to succeed.”
What It’s About: “The mission of e2e podcast is to shine a light on incredible teaching and learning and to provide relevant and digestible professional development for educators. Carrie Conover is a passionate educator that has visited hundreds of classrooms across the nation. In this podcast, she and one guest educator discuss transforming teaching and learning. Each podcast will share 3 concepts you can bring back to your school or classroom to create an innovative and engaging environment for students.”
What It’s About: “The EduMagic Future Teacher Podcast is a podcast designed for preservice teachers who are using EduMagic to rock their college careers. With each episode, you will learn about what it means to be an educator of excellence. Guests include current teachers, educational experts, and administrators who share their tips and stories to help YOU.”