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Applying the CASEL Framework with Podcasts to Teach SEL Skills

How can podcasts teach SEL skills? Can podcasts provide opportunities for teachers to integrate the CASEL framework in their classroom? Absolutely, according to California social studies teacher Dr. Scott Petri.  In 2021, we hosted a webinar with Dr. Petri where he shared practical teaching strategies for using podcasts to teach SEL skills to students. Did…

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How Podcast Lessons Can Build Critical Listening Skills with Multilinguals

We recently held a webinar with author, educator, and multilingual thought leader Valentina Gonzalez, “Building the Listening-Reading Connection for Multilinguals.” In this webinar, Gonzalez shared her valuable perspective on teaching both reading and listening skills to English language learners. Additionally, she shared two classroom strategies for teachers who want to leverage podcasts to deepen their…

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Podcast Solutions for Learning Loss

Listenwise podcasts are a helpful and easy-to-implement solution to make the most of teaching and learning time!  Given the interruptions to academic instruction that COVID-19 challenges have presented, we’ve shared instructional ideas below to help teachers feel confident that they are using our podcasts in the most effective ways to support their students’ learning goals. …

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3 Listening Comprehension Tools & Strategies for the Classroom

Listenwise recently participated in an Edweek webinar, “Strategies for English Learners,” featuring Stanford’s Dr. Jeff Zwiers. In this webinar, Dr. Zwiers shared insight and research on teaching strategies for listening and speaking skills designed to help English learners acquire academic vocabulary using podcasts. Included in the discussion were examples of three listening comprehension tools that…

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Listenwise Podcasts Address TEKS/TELPAS Standards

Texas educators: did you know that Listenwise podcasts can help teachers and students address reading and writing standards on the TEKS? Many educators overlook that the seven strands of essential knowledge and skills for ELA-R incorporate the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). In this blog post, we will share how Listenwise…

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5 Benefits of Using Podcasts to Teach Academic Language to ELs

Educators use multiple strategies to teach academic language to English language learners. However, listening is often overlooked as teachers work towards helping students develop skills in the other domains of language. Listening to academic language is a critical part of the language acquisition process for all students, especially ELs.  Podcasts are an excellent resource for…

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Teaching Resources for Discussing the Conflict in Ukraine

Like many of you, Listenwise is following news about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with an eye for information and perspectives that could be useful for classroom instruction. We’ve heard from many teachers that they are struggling to find sufficient age-appropriate content from trustworthy sources to share with their students. We see ourselves as uniquely positioned…

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Staff Picks: Educational Podcasts We Love

Our collection of 2800+ engaging and educational podcasts touch on a wide range of topics. Whether it’s a famous actor discussing his dyslexia, the story of an unlikely friendship between two critters, or an exploration of poetry written by gangsters, there is something for everyone. Here, our staff shares some of their favorite Listenwise podcasts,…

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Three Substitute Lesson Ideas Using Podcasts

Listenwise is so easy to implement that it’s even a great digital tool to use if you are absent and have a substitute teacher with limited teaching experience. That’s why we are excited to debut this collection of substitute lesson ideas that will not only help you but also make it easier for anyone taking…

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PodcastPalooza Begins in February — Listen to Win!

Listenwise is excited to announce our latest contest: PodcastPalooza. To win, all you have to do is have your class listen to podcasts during the month of February! Starting February 1st, Listenwise is challenging teachers to see how many quizzes their students can complete by the end of the month.  Prizes will be awarded to…

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