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:

Best podcast for teachers ever!
I have been listening to this podcast for the last year and I have never been disappointed. Every single episode has some takeaway that informs and empowers my teaching. Now that I coach new teachers, I find a multitude of tools and resources to point them towards. Her podcasts are clear, concise, and well thought out. You get more bang for your listening buck. I love listening to them on my way to and from classrooms.

Better than school!!
This is such an incredible resource. I just discovered and am downloading episodes from the past too. I’m working on my masters in special ed, don’t have any real classroom experience and I have learned so freakin much in this podcast. The resources are incredible and I’m so inspired. Best use of time regarding professional development as far as I’m concerned.

She gets what it’s like!
Jennifer Gonzalez gets it. She knows the things I need to hear that help me work smarter and ultimately be a better educator. Even when I don’t think a particular podcast will be very pertinent to my role as a 6th grade reading and social studies teacher, I always come away with useful information. I’m hooked.

My new favorite place for podcasting.
I have found every one of the Cult of Pedagogy podcasts intriguing. Jennifer Gonzalez has a gentle, natural and compelling interviewing style that engages the listener immediately. Plus, every one of her topics is relevant to what I want to know about education. Even though I teach at the primary level, I still listen to every podcast with rapt attention. First rate!! I wish I could give it 10 stars.

So helpful.
I have no formal training in education, yet I find myself teaching. I teach college classes for both traditional students and adults. I teach a 4th, 5th & 6th grade Language Arts co-op class for a local homeschool group. And, I homeschool my three boys in grades 5, 3 and K. So many of these podcasts have inspired me as I search for ways to improve my (very varied) teaching. Jennifer has a refreshing, relaxed, and real style that is easy to listen to in the 20 minutes I have free. Who am I kidding? I don’t have any free time, but I do enjoy listening while I walk, fold laundry, wash dishes, or make dinner. I love that there are additional resources on her website as well as YouTube videos and Pinterest boards. This teacher thanks you!!


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Click here to go straight to the episodes:

65: Five Ways College Teachers Can Improve their Instruction

64: Four Ways Teachers Can Support Students of Color

63: Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism

62: The Apollo School

61: Seven Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners

60: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017

59: Runaway Youth: How Teachers Can Help

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