During my morning and evening commutes to and from work, I sometimes enjoy jamming to some old school music. More often than not, I love listening to podcasts.
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin: I was first introduced to Gretchen Rubin through her book, The Happiness Project. From there I learned about her most recent book, The Four Tendencies (which I used as part of a professional development session back in August – soon to be an upcoming blog post). On her podcast, where she is often joined by her sister, she shares tips on travel, making life improvements and her own experiences. No matter your background, you can learn something from this podcast. She also has an app, The Better App, that is worth checking out.
- Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers: I read my first Angela Watson book, The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient and Enjoyable back in 2009 when I was making the transition from the business world into education (more about that in a future post). I still use many of her tips in my classroom today. When I found out about her podcast, I was so excited. She shares so much about working smarter not harder as an educator. Outside of the blog she also runs a group called the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. If you are a teacher or know one, you know how easy it is work way more than 40 hours each week. Angela provides tips on how to create a balance in your life. I’m a member and it has changed my life in so many ways!
- Cult of Pedagogy: Don’t be put off by the name, it’s not a cult but more a collective of people who love education. Jennifer Gonzalez uses her platform to share new education discoveries. She also interviews teachers and others who are working to make education better. She also has a blog and creates teaching resources. Thanks to her, I just learned what a Makerspace is and how it relates to education. You probably don’t know what that is, so now you have to go listen!
Until next time, read on!