By the end of the day, I have such little energy left, picking up a book is pointless. Instead, I like to pop in my headphones and turn on a podcast while I walk the dog, make dinner, or put away the mountain of laundry that inevitably piles up during the week. Here are 5 podcasts every teacher should listen to:
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Whether you’re interested in leadership or not, Brene Brown’s podcast Dare to Lead is a fabulous compilation of interviews with notable folks who are making a huge impact. And what is teaching if not the pursuit of the betterment of others? I find these conversations inspiring and heartening on the worst days.
Wellness Unpacked with Ella Mills
Last year, the stress of the school year began impacting my health and I began my own personal “wellness” journey. However, there’s a lot of non-sense out there regarding “wellness” and what is best of our health. I really appreciate Ella Mills approach in her podcast, inviting experts to share their top 3 pieces of actionable “wellness” advise and then debunking a fact or fad we’re all inevitably seeing on Instagram. Very much worth a listen.
The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
I started the Happiness Lab course online last summer but never finished it. Instead, I started listening to Dr. Laurie Santos’ podcast where she talks about happiness and the pursuit of such. While I don’t listen as consistently, when I need a boost, there are plenty of topics to choose from.
Monday Motivation with Dr. Brad Johnson
Truthfully, I don’t listen to many “teacher focussed” podcasts. This one is quick, however, and perfect for the start of the week. Dr. Brad Johnson is great, as is, but his encouragements are especially necessary. If you’re having a harder than normal year, give this a try.
A Bit of Optimism by Simon Sinek
I just started exploring Simon Sinek’s episode bank and have really enjoyed the ones I’ve selected so far. I appreciate the positive yet curious lens he presents and the conversations he shares. His guests are interesting and notable and the episodes are on the shorter side, which is perfect for a teacher’s schedule.