top education podcast 2018

The Top Education Podcasts – 2018

Find your next favorite education podcast!

The Preschool Podcast, hosted by Ron Spreeuwenberg, is one of the ways we provide free continuous professional development and learning opportunities for early childhood educators and parents. We thought it would be great to also share some of our favourite Education podcasts – in the event you’re looking for even more great digital content!

These podcasts are all tried-and-tested with valuable content for early childhood educators. We’ve excluded podcasts with a specific focus on higher education. We’re including podcasts that have published an episode in the last three months.

We focused on three considerations when ranking our podcast picks:

  1. Number of Episodes: Has this podcast existed for some time, with a good amount of content for teachers?
  2. About: Does this podcast provide content specific to early childhood education and K-12?
  3. Number of Customer Ratings Less of a consideration, but we did consider how many others have reviewed this podcast, in addition to the total number of episodes.

Here are the Top 20 Education-themed Podcasts for 2018

Ranking Podcast Name Number of Episodes About # of Customer Ratings
1 #321 300 Helping Parents Teach Toddlers To Understand and Use Language 0
2 Educate 292 Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports. 84
3 The 10-Minute Teacher Show with Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher 268 The 10 Minute Teacher show is a 5-day a week Podcast where Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher chats with today’s most amazing educators, thought leaders, and classroom teachers. 10MT was created for YOU – remarkable teachers and educators who are very busy but want to have the best classroom possible. If you’re looking for PRACTICAL advice to listen to during your commute, break, or even as you’re doing a quick 10-minute classroom task, Vicki Davis and her guests are here to HELP. Check out our daily themes: Motivation Mondays, Tech Tool Tuesdays, Wildcard Wednesdays, Thought Leader Thursdays, and 5 Idea Fridays. Each show focuses on ideas you can use in your classroom TODAY. The most transformational thing in the classroom is the YOU. Invest in your knowledge as a teacher. BE REMARKABLE. 0
4 Podcasts for Leaderful Schools 193 Collaborative Leadership in Education with Oakland University School of Education and Human Services’ Dr. Robert Maxfield, Dr. Suzanne Klein, and Dr. Linda Tyson discussing current topics in education leadership and teacher leadership. 0
5 CodeNewbie 167 Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey. 235
6 The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast 149 Better Leaders Better Schools is a world-class podcast created for you –the current school administrator, emerging leader, and educational influencer. Each episode Daniel Bauer interviews top school principals as well as industry leaders to unpack their leadership insights learned via their experiences and mistakes. Discover how to create a winning school culture, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity. Learn how to build relationships, leverage data, and maximize your influence by practicing a growth mindset. Each show includes helpful educational resources shared to improve your leadership skills at school. In addition to increasing student achievement and helping school leaders meet their peak performance, this podcast was created to make your commute, workout, and even the chores more enjoyable! 8
7 Teachers Aid 142 “Teachers Aid is new for 2018 with Mandy Froehlich and Jon Harper – We’ve refocused the show on meeting some of the biggest unmet needs every educator has. If you are an educator who gives teaching your all, but still feels that you’re not doing enough, this show is for you. Tune in to get social and emotional support for the very personal challenges teachers face. We promise you that you won’t hear educators talking like this every day. 0
8 Five Minutes With Dad 126 Five Minutes With Dad stars toddlers Pavlos and Angela Pavlidis and their thirty-something dad Nick Pavlidis. This is the podcast where you get to listen in on a little father-son and daddy-daughter time and learn about great resources to connect with your kids. If you’re looking for family, parenting, or kids activities – or if you’re looking for motivation and ideas on how to spend a little more quality time with your children, you came to the right place! 422
9 Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers 121 Truth for Teachers is designed to speak life, encouragement, and truth into the minds and hearts of educators and get you energized for the week ahead. 13
10 The Edtech Podcast 107 A podcast all about Education Technology 0
11 House of #EdTech 105 House of #EdTech shares stories from teachers and creators about education technology, recommends the valuable tools, tips, and resources to integrate technology into your classroom and instruction and explores how technology is changing the way teachers teach along with the impact that technology is having in education. 54
12 Getting Smart Podcast 100 The Getting Smart Podcast covers topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Episodes cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring listeners some of the most informing, insightful and innovative strategies around education today. 23
13 Today In Digital Education (TIDE) 97 A regular podcast about education, technology, and everything in between. 5
14 The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast 90 Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez 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. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit 41
15 The Preschool Podcast 86 The Preschool Podcast, brought to you by HiMama, is a platform for learning from leading professionals in early childhood education. If you work in a child care, preschool or early years setting, The Preschool Podcast will provide you with inspiring and motivational stories, as well as practical advice for managing your organization, center or classroom. The goal of the The Preschool Podcast is to provide inspiration and knowledge to the future leaders of early childhood education by speaking with experienced and insightful leaders in the world of preschool and early learning today. 18
16 The Teach Better Podcast 70 The Teach Better Podcast is a series of conversations with teachers about teaching. We talk mostly with faculty in higher education, but will occasionally talk with other teachers too. Your hosts are Doug McKee and Edward O’Neill. 6
17 Teachers Talking Tech 62 Mike and Eric talk about technology in the elementary classroom. Each episode is around 10 minutes so that you can get some ideas and insight quickly and in a fun way. Visit us on Facebook: Just search Teachers Talking Tech 13
18 Google Teacher Tribe Podcast 45 The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shakeup Learning). 5
19 The Learning Innovations Podcast 25 The Learning Innovations podcast is about all things Corporate Learning. We discuss the latest in EdTech, innovations in talent development, and the corporate learning ecosystem. You’ll hear interviews with learning and development thought leaders and discussion around learning managements systems, authoring tools, learning analytics and more. 0
20 The Early Childhood Research Podcast 24 The Early Childhood Research Podcast will keep you up to date with all the latest research and how we can apply new findings into our homes and classrooms. Listen to researchers, authors, teachers and parents talk about what’s working for them and what isn’t! You can find the show notes at 2
00 TEDTalks Education Many! When in doubt, choose TED Talks on Education – they are the top rated Education podcasts on Apple Podcasts. 13

Do you follow any child care blogs that didn’t make the list this year that you’d like to share? Join the conversation and leave us a comment below!

Ron Spreeuwenberg

Ron is the Co-Founder & CEO of HiMama, where he leads all aspects of a social purpose business that helps early childhood educators improve learning outcomes for children.