Top 5 Must Listen Summertime Podcasts For Teachers

One of the favorite joys of summer is having time to do the things you don’t always get to do during the school year. One of those things might just be listening to podcasts. Podcasts are a great way to unwind and learn about new ideas. There are countless podcasts available so you’ll be sure to find something that fits your mood. Best of all, they’re FREE! Um, what’s there not to love about that? 

We’ve narrowed our favorite summertime podcasts for primary teachers. There are so many more that can be added to this list, but we wanted to give you a starting point especially if you’re new to the world of podcasts. So grab a cup of coffee and find that cozy spot on the couch so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the blog.

The iHeart STEAM Teacher Podcast

First up is a podcast from one of our favorite Teachergram teachers, Bonnie Kirkley. Bonnie is the creator of The iHeart STEAM Teacher Podcast. If you want to bring your classroom into the 21st century and you’re not sure where to begin, then you need to give this a listen. Bonnie has a framework and offers so many resources that you’ll feel like she’s right there with you. 

If you have no idea how to incorporate STEM/STEAM into your content, then this podcast is just what you need. Whether you teach kindergarten or high school, Bonnie will set you on the path of the right direction. If you have any questions at all about the STEM/STEAM process, Bonnie will be sure to your answer your specific questions which eases all of the fear with trying this process.  

Be sure to give The iHeart STEAM Teacher Podcast today and then keep binging all summer long! Here’s the link: The iHeart STEAM Teacher Podcast

The Daily Boost Podcast

Next up is The Daily Boost Podcast by Scott Smith. This podcast is truly a breath of fresh air when life gets crazy. Episodes are only about 9 minutes long so this is an easy podcast to squeeze into your morning or right before you go to bed. Scott walks you through understanding your feelings of “more” and wants you to identify what makes you happy.

In just minutes you can go from being in a slump feeling like the world is against you, to knowing that everything that happens to you is based on a choice you made. Once you identify what makes you happy, keep it and get rid of the rest. Do what makes you happy by waking up, taking a step in the right direction each day, and then repeat the process. There is a paid option for this podcast, but honestly the free version is so good you’ll fall in love with it just like I did. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought the monthly plan because I couldn’t get enough “Scott Logic” in my life. Click here to give it a listen: The Daily Boost Podcast

The Mind Your Business Podcast 

This next podcast is not exactly what it sounds like. James Wedmore is the creator of The Mind Your Business Podcast and you will never listen to a more life changing podcast. Literally, no matter what you are going through or how rough life feels, James will offer advice in every podcast on how we ourselves can make our lives better. Once you get on board with the belief that the world is made of energy and what we put out we get back, you’ll begin to see changes in your life.

Beyond that, James also offers plenty of advice on how to develop and grow a business which can truly be life changing if you let it. Your brain will become a sponge absorbing every example and suggestion that he offers. There is truly an abundance of whatever it is you want the most on this Earth, you just have to decide what it is you want. You begin to change your life by clicking here: The Mind Your Business Podcast


On more of the entertainment side of podcasting, we would like to suggest SERIAL. This podcast will follow one true story for a whole season covering every single detail there is to be found. Sarah Koenig does an amazing job uncovering all of the pieces to the plot. She doesn’t know much before the listener how the story will end.

If you enjoy mysteries and solving puzzles, then SERIAL is the podcast for you. You will easily get sucked into a world of wanting to know what happens next, so be sure to have plenty of time on your hands. When you’re ready, click here: SERIAL

The Science of Reading Podcast

Finally, we come to one of the biggest trends in literacy education which is The Science of Reading Podcast. If you are a primary educator and you’re not listening to this podcast, please add this to your list immediately. You will not only learn different reading strategies, but also why they are so critical in early readers.

What’s even better about the Science of Reading Podcast is that the episodes are conversations presenting the latest research. These conversations are broken down into terms we can all understand which makes us as listeners feel more confident about our knowledge of literacy. This podcast may just make you rethink how you’re doing things in your classroom and why. It’s time get learning by clicking here: The Science of Reading Podcast


So those are our Top 5 Summertime Teacher Podcast List: The iHeart STEAM Teacher Podcast, The Daily Boost PodcastThe Mind Your Business PodcastSERIAL, and The Science of Reading Podcast. Again, we feel there’s a little something for everyone. Summer is a great time to listen to podcasts as entertainment, but also to grow professionally and personally.

As you begin to keep school thoughts in the back of your mind, please feel to reach out to us if there’s anything you need. You can find us on Instagram (@lessonplantoolbox) or email us ([email protected]). Our mission is to serve primary teachers by providing the tools and resources they need to save time and energy. 

If you missed last week’s Top 10 Teacher’s Summer Reading List, then be sure to check it out here:

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