Podcasts for Professional Development

Many educators are looking for new and exciting ways to improve their professional development. Podcasts provide a great opportunity to learn about topics outside your area of expertise while giving you time to think critically about what you have heard. Education professionals can listen during their lunch break or on the car ride home, and it takes up very little time out of the day! In this article, we will discuss how podcasts can help with professional development in education.

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1. Education Professionals Can Learn Something New

Podcasts are a great way to learn about topics outside of your profession. Education professionals often want to know more about the latest trends in their field, so listening to podcasts on subjects such as technology can help them stay up to date with what is going on in their professional world. In addition, an educator may be interested in learning something new and holding conversations around that topic with colleagues or students after hearing it discussed in podcast form.

2. Education Professionals Can Stay Current

Podcasts are a great way to keep up with the latest news and developments in education. Education professionals often want to know what is going on around them, so they can provide their students with accurate information that aligns with current events. With all these podcasts available about everything from STEM topics to teaching strategies, educators will never be bored!

3. Education Professionals Can Reflect and Absorb Information

One reason podcasts are so great is because they provide more time for reflection. Education professionals can listen to a podcast and think about what it means in their own professional life, or how the information will affect students’ learning experience. Education professionals can also use the time to come up with questions about what they heard, and then research those topics more deeply.

4. Education Professionals Can Stay Motivated

Podcasts can help keep educators motivated to learn and change their teaching practices. Education professionals are often looking for new ways to improve, and podcasts provide a great opportunity for them to do so without having to plan the changes themselves. Educators can listen in on these discussions about education and try out some of these ideas with little effort or time commitment on their part.

Education professionals are always looking for new ways to improve their professional development. Education podcasts provide a great way to learn about topics outside your area of expertise or stay up to date on the latest education news and developments with just a few minutes per day! I hope this article has helped you see how these educational podcasts can help in many ways — from motivating educators to learning something new, there is no shortage of benefits when it comes to using podcasting as part of an educator’s professional development plan. With so much information available through listening, we’re confident that any teacher will be able to find at least one useful podcast episode each week. What are some of your favorite education podcasts? Let me know in the comments below!

Alfonso Mendoza Jr., M.Ed. is an Instructional Technologist, Podcaster, Doctoral Student, and Google Innovator that is passionate about education.

Visit www.myedtech.life connect with me on Twitter @MyEdTechLife




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Alfonso Mendoza Jr.

Alfonso Mendoza Jr.

I am an EdTech & Education enthusiast that is always striving to better myself continually.

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