The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast







Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about it. On the podcast, I interview 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. Other episodes feature me on my own, offering advice on ways to make your teaching more effective and more fun.

What iTunes reviewers are saying:

” I have been listening to educational podcasts for a couple of years, and this is by far the best one around! I love Jennifer’s style of presentation, the way she provides links and information for everything, and the topics she addresses! I am so glad I found this podcast!”
~ Bejones 1019

“I am relatively new to listening to podcasts but Cult of Pedagogy is by far my favorite. Jennifer Gonzalez is real and honest. I have gone back and listened to all of her episodes and I love how she isn’t afraid to be transparent and admit past mistakes. Thank you, Jennifer for your candor and intellect. Keep up the great work!”
~ MITeacher

“This podcast is one of my favorites! You can tell that the topics and guests are always carefully chosen to be interesting and informative to the audience. I listen to the podcast on my way to and from work, and it always makes my long commutes a little bit more fun. As an education student, this podcast makes me even more excited to get into teaching!”

“Discovering this podcast in the dog days of summer, I’m repeatedly impressed and delighted by its content and especially its tone: Jennifer Gonzalez respects teachers; she likes real, practical advice; and she’s extremely real and relatable.”

“Educators, grab a cup of Joe and listen to an episode of this podcast. Informative, interesting, level-headed. Lots of usable ideas and motivation for teachers!”
~J.D. Fisher


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Click here to go straight to the episodes:

58: Six Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

57: Nine Simple Solutions for Common Teaching Problems

56: Creating a Welcoming Classroom for Special Ed Students

55: Your Top 10 Genius Hour Questions Answered

54: Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?

53: How to Approach Your Teaching Like a Master Chef

52: Is Your Classroom Academically Safe?

51: CommonLit: An Online Library of Free Texts

50: Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction

49: How Dialogue Journals Build Teacher-Student Relationships

48: Implementing a Classroom Management Plan with Michael Linsin

47: Black Girls and Schools: We Can Do Better

46: The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection

45: Are You Sabotaging Your Classroom Management?

44: Bring Podcasts to Your Classroom with Listen Current

43: How to Make Better Use of Twitter

42: Kindergarten Redshirting

41: Student-Made E-Books

40: How to Stop Yelling at Your Students

39: How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Teachers

38: The School Library that Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

37: Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students

36: A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Argumentative Writing

35: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016

34: Starting a Teaching Job in the Middle of the School Year

33: Five Powerful Ways to Save Time as a Teacher

32: How and Why We Should Let Our Students Fail: An Interview with Jessica Lahey

31: The Power of Being a Dork

30: How One Teacher Manages a Self-Paced Classroom

29: Four Things I’ve Learned About Teaching from CrossFit

28: The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

27: Interview with an Instructional Coach, Part 2

26: Interview with an Instructional Coach, Part 1

25: When a Student Hates You

24: Five Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

23: How We Say Our Students’ Names…and Why It Matters

22: Three Hacks that Solve Big School Problems

21: Make It Stick Author Peter Brown

20: Dogfooding

19: Goal-Setting for Teachers

18: How Ordinary Teachers Become Activists

17: Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions

16: Job Interview Advice for Teachers

15: A Teacher’s Coming Out Story

14: Seven Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area

13: Could You Teach Without Grades?

12: How Your Nonverbals Impact Your Teaching

11: Avoiding the “Wait ‘Till Your Father Gets Home” Trap

10: In Praise of Think-Pair Share

9: How to Connect with Your Students

8: José Vilson on Ferguson

7: Should You Give Timed Math Tests?

6: Our First Call-in Advice Show

5: What is 20 Percent Time? A Conversation with A.J. Juliani

4: What the Mother of an Autistic Child Wants Teachers to Know

3: The Montessori Method with Benedicte Bossut

2: Why One Teacher Left the Profession

1: Best Practices for ESL