Top 5 Teacher Recommended Podcasts

Educational podcasts have been around for many years, but over the last couple of years, they have become increasingly popular. Some sites get as many as eight to 10 million downloads a year.

There are thousands of sites available for teachers — most of which have great ideas for classroom activities as well as motivational topics that can get teachers excited.

Podcasts are easy to access on either Apple or Google devices and teachers can search for great podcasts in every subject area and every grade level.

To find out how to download and access Apple podcasts:

To find out how to download and access Google podcasts:

ESGI and ThinkFives surveyed thousands of teachers to find out the favorite podcasts they listen to. Here are their Top 5.

TED Talks: Education

TED Talks: Education

What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world’s greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Build Math Minds

Build Math Minds

Christina Tondevold is a self-proclaimed “Recovering Traditionalist.”  She previously taught mathematics traditionally and expected the students to parrot back what she taught them.  Now she gets to work with teachers in developing students’ mathematical understandings in ways that are not limited by the traditional ways of doing and teaching mathematics.

This podcast is for teachers who used to teach math the traditional way but are now working to change to a style of teaching math that is fun and meets students where they are, not just teaching what comes next in the textbook. This is for teachers who want to encourage students to be thinkers, problem solvers, and lovers of mathematics. If that is you, then this podcast is for you.

The Classroom Collaborative

The Classroom Collaborative

Brought to you by our friends Deedee Wills and Adam Peterson who have a love for all things teacher-y!  The Classroom Collaborative Teacher Podcast is a show about teaching, classrooms, and education. Join Deedee Wills and Adam Peterson to tackle new classroom tips and tricks in every episode.

Their hearts are centered in primary education with years of experience in Pre-K, kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classrooms, but they also connect with outside experts and teachers throughout K-12 professional development.

Deedee Wills is an early childhood educator, instructional coach, and international educational consultant. She is also the author of the award-winning blog, Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.

Adam Peterson is a kindergarten teacher, nationally recognized speaker, children’s book author, and educational consultant. He is also the creator of the popular YouTube channel,

Cult of Pedagogy

Cult of Pedagogy

With over 8 million downloads, the Cult of Pedagogy is one of the most popular podcasts available online. From teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, and educational technology, if it has something to do with teaching, Jennifer Gonzalez is talking about it. On the podcast, she 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. Other episodes feature Jennifer offering advice on ways to make your teaching more effective and more fun.

For seven years, Jennifer taught middle school language arts. Half that time was spent in an east coast state, the other half in a Midwestern state. When she was in the classroom, she felt alone in her “nerdiness.”

“With this site, I created what I did not have myself: a vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers, supporting each other toward excellence. She believes if we can reach across the limits of geography and find each other, there’s no limit to the amazing things we can accomplish.”

Truth for Teachers

Truth for Teachers

Angela Watson is a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom experience and over a decade of experience as an instructional coach.

Angela created Truth for Teachers to share practical classroom ideas and help other educators build a positive mindset so they can truly enjoy their work. It was originally called “Ms. Powell’s Management Ideas for Teachers” until it was rebranded in November 2021 to Truth for Teachers. The site now impacts over 8 million educators annually.

Truth for Teachers is consistently ranked in the top three K-12 podcasts on iTunes, with over 5 million downloads. Each Sunday, a new episode is released to speak life, encouragement, and truth into the minds and hearts of educators.

What podcasts do you listen to?


  1. These are good ones! Two of my favorites are Educational Duct Tape by Jake Miller and The Shake Up Learning Show by Kasey Bell. They always have practical advice and ideas!

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