Teachers are on their stage 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. We get 5 minutes to use the restroom, maybe 20 minutes to eat lunch, and plan lessons and grade papers into the wee hours of the night. You know the importance of doing something for ourselves, but what do you do? Are you a runner? Do you jump into a good book? Do you prefer meeting friends after work? For me, it’s listening to a good podcast! I love listening to them on my way to and from work. Instead of watching tv, I’ll turn on my favorite podcast at night or tune in while I’m working. My favorite time to catch up on my podcasts list is when I’m on a nice, long walk or doing yard work on a warm, sunny day. And can we talk about all of the choices that I get to pick from? My podcast selection depends on my mood. Some days it is a good true crime story. Other days, I use them for professional learning. Many of my favorites are funny podcasts or RomComs. Whatever the situation, podcasts are just another way for educators to take a moment to unwind and practice self-care so that they are ready to face the next day!
If you are new to podcasts or looking for one you haven’t subscribed to, check out my suggestions below. I’m sharing with you some that I’ve found intriguing and engaging in five categories:
- True Crime
- Cultural Listening
- Professional Learning
- Everything Else
Check out the Infographic to see my current go-tos and to get a quick statement about what you’ll hear! I know so many people have their own list of must listen to podcast, so be sure to reach out on Twitter (@sandygoehring) and share them with the Keep Indiana Learning community on Twitter (@keepINlearning), Instagram (@keepindianalearning), and Facebook. I can’t wait to continue building my library!
Podcasts… for after the last bell!