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Whether you’re a veteran educator or a newbie looking for advice and support, these podcasts for educators are excellent professional development sources. So grab your headphones, get comfortable, and start learning!

Story tags: Elementary school, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Math, Teaching
Story added: Tue, 05/16/2023 - 16:27

"And at 15 years old, having lost my mother, not really seeing the value of an education, I was really in line to be a statistic, a high school dropout, and who knows what would've came of it. But the thing is I showed up to school every single day. And I realized that the reason I showed up was there was somebody there who was expecting to see me. And that was Mr. Goldberg. Thank you very much." - Maxie Jones | Watch the full tribute at

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Wed, 01/26/2022 - 22:14

Dr. Julie Hasson, a recent Teacher Stories podcast guest, shares her research into the impact of “The Teachers We Remember.” Her engaging talk details the experiences of students with teachers who impacted their lives and reveals ways techniques that teachers can utilize to have a greater impact on current students.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Tue, 01/18/2022 - 22:52

A music video for “Your Song Saved My Life,” in support of the nonprofit Education Through Music, has been released. Says Bono, “As part of the whole campaign, we want to make it possible for people to send their stories of how, you know, their music teachers got them singing. And we want to create bursaries for people who want to learn music.”

He speaks about education through music in The Hollywood Reporter Behind the Screen podcast.

Story tags: Music, Teaching
Story added: Mon, 12/13/2021 - 19:43

While a record-breaking 38 students at Oasis Charter School in Florida nominated History teacher Mr. John Ball for the Honored Award, the true measure of his impact on students is incalculable. 

Story tags: Middle school, Teaching
Story added: Wed, 12/08/2021 - 21:33

Adele is known for moving fans to tears with her music, but the Grammy award-winning singer shed some of her own after a surprise reunion with a former high school teacher.

Story tags: Art, Teaching
Story added: Tue, 11/23/2021 - 17:57

The internationally recognized artist admitted that there was one teacher who made an impact on his life, though. Her name is Hope Martinez, and she gave him advice that he says he's carried with him ever since.

"She told me, 'The biggest risk you take is not taking one,' and I always thought about that," he said. "It stays in my mind. So any time I feel a little iffy about something, I just think about her."

Thanks in part to the guidance his immigrant…

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Wed, 11/17/2021 - 01:12

Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor who is best known for his work in various stage, television, film and video games in a career spanning six decades. He has been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn Awards. In his recent piece in the Guardian, he shares stories about his trials and tribulations at school and the extraordinary English teacher, Cecil Dormand, who transformed his life forever.

Story tags: Drama, Teaching
Story added: Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:40

Ever heard the phrase "Those who can't do, teach"? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere.

Story tags: Art, English/Language Arts, Teaching
Story added: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 20:36

Read 29 stories of people who went to extraordinary lengths to keep students from falling through the cracks.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Thu, 09/02/2021 - 21:32

Two teachers are on a mission to help their students see the importance of self-love.

In a video that recently went viral, fourth-graders at an Atlanta elementary school shout positive affirmations to themselves in a mirror — "I am smart!" "I am a good person!" — while their teachers cheer them on in the background.

Story tags: Elementary school, Teaching
Story added: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 19:28

We all know the power of a good teacher. They can affect your entire academic career, uplift your spirit, and even change the trajectory of your life. Here are 17 great teacher stories.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 19:34