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Favorite Podcasts for Administrators

podcastsSchool leaders wanting to tune into a great podcast may find their options limited. That’s why EducationWorld has combed the Internet to find the cream of the admin-specific podcast crop. Some of the following programs are no longer adding new episodes, but that doesn’t mean their archives aren’t full of great information.

Practical Principals

The team of Melinda Miller and Scott Elias came together to produce 10 episodes of this great principal-centric podcast. The pair offers a glimpse into the daily grind of a K-12 principal, providing helpful tips and strategies for succeeding in the world of primary education.

The Podcasting Principal

In addition to her work with Elias, Miller hosted her own podcast, which featured her commentary and reflections on technology, leadership, teachers and learning. An elementary teacher for over a decade, Miller is a strong advocate for technology in the classroom and regularly incorporates this theme into all 18 of her episodes.

District Leaders’ Podcast

The District Leader’s Podcast, currently adding new episodes, provides a lively and informative forum where administrators can share their experiences and expertise. Perfectly compatible with busy schedules, an impressive backlog of 53 episodes is ready for download.

School Leaders Review

Boasting over 100 episodes and adding more, this is an incredible resource for administrators. Stay up-to-date on the most important issues in school leadership with this podcast series, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, one of the most respected groups in education.

The Principal’s Desk

Produced by Elizabeth Zinda, this is a personal podcast about Zinda’s quest to improve Puesta del Sol Elementary in Victorville, CA. Unlike the other podcasts listed here, this one is more of a diary. Principal Zinda details the ups and downs of working toward a goal, no matter the obstacles. There are only eight episodes, but the entire collection is certainly worth a listen.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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