Podcast for Teachers: The Teaching Toolbox Podcast

I’m excited to take you on a journey into the world of teacher podcasts. I stumbled upon podcasts quite unexpectedly. You see, I’ve always been passionate about education. As a self-proclaimed introvert, the idea of putting myself out there was a tad intimidating. That all changed when I had the opportunity to be a guest on a couple of podcasts. It was a blast! Chatting about all things education and teacherpreneurship got my adrenaline pumping like never before. What really clicked for me was the idea of being heard without the pressure of being seen, which was a perfect fit for my shy disposition. And just like that, I was hooked on the magic of a podcast for teachers.

Ellie from Cognitive Cardio Math and I share a unique bond that goes beyond our roles as educators. For the past decade, we’ve been part of the same mastermind group, where we’ve forged a strong friendship based on support and shared aspirations. Little did we know, our paths were destined to meet in a new and unexpected way.

Back in 2021, we both independently enrolled in a Podcasting for Entrepreneurs course driven by a shared curiosity and desire to explore new avenues in education. When we discovered our common interest, it felt like fate in action. Without hesitation, we decided to start this journey together, pooling our talents, expertise, and enthusiasm to create something like a podcast for teachers. Thus, The Teaching Toolbox Podcast was born. It has become a collaborative endeavor fueled by our passion for education and our dedication to supporting middle school teachers. Together, we’re excited to share our insights, experiences, and laughter with our listeners, making The Teaching Toolbox Podcast a go-to resource for educators everywhere.

What is a Podcast for Teachers?

A podcast for teachers is like having a lively conversation about all things education, conveniently delivered through audio. Whether you’re a seasoned educator, new to the field, or simply passionate about learning, these podcasts are hosted by fellow education enthusiasts eager to discuss best practices, innovative classroom strategies, and the rollercoaster ride of teaching. At its heart, a teacher podcast aims to make you feel like a valued participant in the dialogue. The hosts share their personal experiences, conduct insightful interviews with fellow educators, and explore diverse perspectives, all in a relaxed and conversational tone. This not only offers valuable insights but also fosters a sense of camaraderie within the education community.

Another bonus is that teacher podcasts fit seamlessly into the busy lives of educators. They are perfect for tuning in during commutes, workouts, or moments of relaxation. They serve as a source of professional development, ensuring educators stay informed without drowning in jargon.

My favorite impact of a podcast for teachers is its ability to cultivate a supportive and collaborative educational community. Hosts and listeners come together to connect, learn, and draw inspiration through shared stories, triumphs, and challenges. It’s this sense of belonging that fuels the collective growth of the education community.

Hosts of The Teaching Toolbox Podcast

Ellie – Cognitive Cardio Math

I am the luckiest to be able to tackle this podcast for teachers with my dear friend, Ellie! With nearly three decades spent in education, she’s had the privilege of wearing many hats. She has taught all subject areas in the 4th and 5th grades. She then dove into the realms of Math, ELA, and science in 6th grade.

Since her journey as an educator began, she’s been on a mission to ignite a love for learning, especially in the realm of math. As a life-long learner, she actively seeks new solutions, innovative approaches, and transformative strategies to enhance the educational experience for each one of her students.

Lucky for the teaching community, her passion doesn’t stop at the classroom door. She’s been crafting resources for teachers since 2012. Over the past five years, she’s even stepped into the eLearning industry. With a heart for coaching teachers and a commitment to supporting their growth, Ellie is eager to share her insights, experiences, and expertise with you.

Brittany – The Colorado Classroom

I’m Brittany, one of your at The Teaching Toolbox Podcast! I’m thrilled to join you on this podcast for teachers. With 17 years of teaching experience under my belt, I’ve had the privilege of shaping young minds in the fast-paced worlds of both elementary and middle schools. Every subject holds a special place in my heart, but history and math are my true passions. Since 2013, I’ve been crafting teacher curriculum, fueled by a deep motivation to help educators thrive and flourish in their profession.

Beyond the classroom, I’m a devoted wife to my high school sweetheart and a proud mother of two incredible kids. As an active educator over the last few decades, I’ve embraced hands-on education. I am always seeking to celebrate students in every part of their learning. With a knack for problem-solving and dedication to supporting my fellow teachers, I’m excited to share insights, strategies, and inspiration that will empower you in your quest for excellence. I hope you enjoy learning about how our podcast for teachers can help you in your teaching position!

The Mission of Our Podcast for Teachers

At The Teaching Toolbox Podcast, our mission is always at the forefront while we plan our episodes. We want to serve as the ultimate resource for upper elementary and middle school teachers on their quest for effective strategies and innovative ideas.

We understand the demands of the classroom and the importance of reliable, time-tested solutions. Plus, we know how hectic teaching life can be, so we provide the main details and tips to make implementing them easy. We promise to go beyond our expertise and bring you invaluable teaching tips and strategies from teacher guests, ensuring that each episode is packed with insights to enhance your classroom experience.

In our podcast for teachers, we dive into a wide range of topics, from lesson planning to classroom management. As we do, we offer expert advice tailored to meet the unique challenges all of us as educators face. With over 50 years of combined teaching experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and real-life know-how to every discussion. So, whether you’re a seasoned educator or just starting out, we hope you turn to The Teaching Toolbox Podcast to equip you with the tools you need to navigate any classroom day with confidence and success.

Relevant Topics We Chat About on our Podcast for Teachers

In each episode of The Teaching Toolbox Podcast, we aim to provide a toolbox of insights, ideas, and a dash of humor tailored. With episodes averaging between 10 to 30 minutes, our bite-sized format fits perfectly into your busy schedule. They’re perfect to listen to when you’re driving home, walking the dog, or even tackling that pile of laundry. Ellie and I bring our laid-back personalities and genuine passion for education to each episode to create an atmosphere where you feel like you are catching up with old friends.

Our discussions span various topics, from establishing a positive classroom culture to preparing for substitute teachers. We also discuss practical tips for managing behavior and navigating parent-teacher conferences. Each episode is packed with practical wisdom and engaging banter.

We interview guests to bring you even more helpful information and guidance. Recently, we interviewed Leah Cleary to discuss scaffolding learning and Danna Rodebush to share insights on math fact fluency. Then we had Bridgid Dober who led us in a great discussion about the impact of color in our classrooms. We also plan themed months like our recent deep dive into math-related topics in March followed by a month-long exploration of social studies in April, there’s always something fresh and exciting on the horizon.

We hope you join us on our podcast for teachers as we navigate the ups and downs of teaching together, one episode at a time. With The Teaching Toolbox Podcast, you’re truly building your teacher toolbox. A bonus is you’re also gaining a supportive community of educators dedicated to making your classroom journey a little brighter.

Navigating the Teaching Toolbox Podcast

Ellie and I invite you to subscribe to the The Teacher Toolbox Podcast, wherever you prefer to tune in to your favorite podcasts. Whether you’re a fan of Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other major podcast platform, you’ll find us there. Simply subscribe to our podcast on your preferred platform and browse through our growing directory of episodes.

You can visit our dedicated podcast website, also named The Teaching Toolbox Podcast. You’ll discover more about us, our backgrounds, and the inspiration behind each episode of our podcast for teachers. Dive into our detailed show notes, where you’ll find a concise summary of each episode along with any resources we’ve mentioned or recommended. Plus, we make it easy for you to connect with us online and continue the conversation.

At The Teacher Toolbox Podcast, Ellie and I are committed to creating an interactive and engaging experience for our listeners. We want to ensure we’re covering topics that resonate with you and inviting guests you’re eager to learn from. In fact, we are encouraging all of you who are willing to share a short recording about your first year of teaching for an upcoming podcast episode we have in the works! We would love for you to join us and contribute your stories. Simply visit our Contribute page to share your stories, thoughts, and suggestions.

If you know of a guest whose expertise would enrich our podcast for teachers, we’d love to hear your recommendations. Visit our Recommend A Guest page on our website, where you can fill out a questionnaire providing background information about the recommended guest speaker and how to reach out to them. Your input helps shape the content and direction of our podcast, ensuring that we continue to deliver valuable insights and inspiration to our listeners. We love conversing with our viewers, so if you ever have a question feel free to visit our Contact page to reach out to us!

Inviting You to Our Podcast for Teachers

Our podcast for teachers serves as a hub where you can unite with other educators to learn, grow, and be inspired. Each episode explores an array of topics, offering invaluable insights while nurturing a sense of community. It’s a space where victories are shared, challenges are overcome, and connections are forged.

Ellie and I remain true to our commitment as lifelong learners, continuously seeking to evolve and adapt for the betterment of our students. We help you to do the same with this teaching podcast. We hope you feel empowered and invigorated to bring new knowledge and inspiration into your classrooms. We are thrilled to accompany you on this part of your teaching journey, and we trust that you’ll find this space enriching and transformative for your career and classroom life.

Your feedback, contributions, and suggestions are always welcomed as we strive to create an up-to-date and inclusive environment for all educators. Together, let’s continue to embrace the joys and challenges of teaching, igniting the flame of curiosity and lifelong learning in ourselves and our students. Welcome to our podcast family! We’re excited for you to be here.

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