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Notable Podcasts for School Leaders

May 10th, 2022

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Today there are endless podcasts (most free) that allow you to listen and learn on the go. The benefits of listening to podcasts are plentiful. Podcasts are a great way to reflect, grow, and even relax or recharge. We’ve put together a few recommendations for school leaders. If we missed any of your favorites, please comment and share below.

Disclaimer: SuperEval does not endorse or get reimbursed for promoting any of the following podcasts. All podcast descriptions are sourced from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcaster’s website.

Leadership & Diversity Podcasts

Practicing self-reflection and setting goals are two habits of successful school leaders. Tune into the following podcasts to hear leadership best practices, real-life stories, lessons, and more that will help you to become a better leader.

leading equityLeading Equity
Hosted by Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D.

This podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their schools. On this podcast, listeners can expect to hear interviews and stories from voices of equity in education today.

Better leaders better schools coverThe Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast
Hosted by Daniel Bauer

Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in educational leadership has helped over 1 MILLION leaders LEVEL UP. Each week host DANIEL BAUER has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to listen in.

logoTransformative Principal
Hosted by Jethro Jones

Each week, Jethro Jones interviews a principal or educational leader who is making a real difference in the life of his or her students.

The School Leadership Show
Hosted by Dr. Mike Doughty

Learn the skills and strategies you need to thrive in school administration. Dr. Doughty interviews principals, policymakers, authors, and leaders both in and out of the education field. The podcast is heavily focused on productivity.

LogoBlack Educators Matter
Hosted by Danielle Moneyham

The goal of this podcast is to share the stories of 500 Black Educators. Discover impact and achievements, learn from the lessons & challenges, and highlight the important roles that educators play in our lives. The Movement: Black Educators Matter is a nonprofit organization designed to create an ecosystem for Black educators globally.

advancing women logoThe Advancing Women Podcast
Hosted by Dr. Kimberly DeSimone

In this podcast, ambitious women come together to challenge the status quo, advance their careers, and up-level their lives. The Advancing Women Podcast is hosted by Gender Equity Expert and Executive Coach Dr. Kimberly DeSimone.

Self-Care Podcasts

Being a school leader can be rewarding and can also at times be stressful. De-stress and unwind with these podcasts.

Podcast logoSelf-Care for Educators
Hosted by Dr. Tina H. Boogren

Self-Care for Educators is the podcast for creating happy, healthy, inspired, badass educators. Host Tina H. Boogren is a lifelong educator, the author of numerous books, and an associate for Solution Tree and Marzano Resources. Each week, Tina will help educators dig into the essential work of self-care via bite-sized episodes that fit into your busy schedule.

The Mindful KindThe Mindful Kind
Hosted by Rachael Kable

The Mindful Kind, hosted by Rachael Kable, shares exciting insights into mindfulness journeys and provides listeners with simple and effective practices to incorporate into their own lives. Being mindful can be a fun and interesting journey and has amazing potential to increase general wellbeing, from managing stress to improving sleep quality.

Selfie logoSelfie
Hosted by Kristen Howerton

Kristen Howerton, writer and psychotherapist, is joined by her longtime pal Roo Powell, self-professed workaholic and self-care luddite, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Can self-care be for everyone? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s in this face mask? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Roo are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit.

Podcasts to Share with Your Teachers

barkley coverBarkley Ponders Out Loud
Hosted by Steve Barkley

Steve Barkeley is the Chief Learning Officer and EVP of PLS 3rd Learning (our parent company), and his podcast is nothing short of excellent. In each episode, Steve shares insight on important educational topics, answers questions, and explores educational best practices, based on his career as an education consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally.

Steve recently expanded his podcast to include podcasts for parents as learning partners and teachers. You can easily sort each type of episode on his site.

educator's mindset coverThe Educators Mindset
Hosted by Erin Myres

The Educator’s Mindset podcast was created to help build a community for teachers where we open up about the highs and lows of being an educator in an ever-changing world. In this podcast, we focus on mindset and work together to find flow and peace of mind inside and outside the classroom.

EdTech coverEdTech Classroom

EdTech Classroom is a podcast that provides teachers with strategies to transform their classrooms into learning hubs that are filled with creativity, innovation, and discovery, no matter their subject or grade level. With each episode, you will leave with key takeaways (from teaching strategies, education reform, classroom management, edtech, and project-based learning) so you can make an immediate impact in your classroom.

podcast coverThe Cult of Pedagogy 
Hosted by Jennifer Gonzalez

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you’ll never learn in a textbook.

Podcast cover artThis Teacher Life
Hosted by Monica Genta

A weekly podcast for teachers full of tips and tricks, stories and strategies, celebrations and struggles, all from the real life we are living every day.

Did we miss any?

Please tell us about your favorites in the comment section below!

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