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3 Tips for Providing Windows, Mirrors, & Doors to Explore Identities with Podcasts

Listenwise has published seven new collections that explore aspects of people’s identities:   Black and African American Stories; Latino and Hispanic American Stories; Asian American and Pacific Islander Stories; Native American Stories; LGBTQ+ Stories; Stories of People with Disabilities; Women Making History. Our content philosophy guides our story curation and the instructional materials we create. Our new collections can be used to…

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3 Ways to Nurture Relationships With and Among Your Students Using Podcasts

Our three Youth Voices Collections feature kids and teens speaking about their perspectives, innovations, and civic action. We’ve learned from educators who use Listenwise that hearing authentic voices of young people sharing their stories can help to engage their students and empower them to do the same. “That was one of the most powerful moments…

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Teaching About COVID-19 With Podcasts

As we continue to mark milestones in the coronavirus pandemic, our understanding of the illness and its impact on many facets of society continues to evolve. In recent months, Listenwise has published a wide variety of podcast lessons to support teaching and learning about COVID-19. We have gathered here some of our most engaging and…

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Instructional Ideas for Teaching with Listenwise’s SEL Podcast Collection

As students return to school, they are undoubtedly bringing a wide variety of emotions to class, including potentially those resulting from traumatic experiences such as loss of loved ones and unsafe home situations. Regardless of background, many have sustained high anxiety for months, which could impact their learning and their emotional health for a long…

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Listenwise Advocate Picks

Looking for engaging podcasts to use with your students? Our library of more than 2000 podcast lessons includes something for everyone. Here are some favorites selected by Listenwise Advocates, representing a range of grade levels and disciplines, who explain how and why they have used these lessons with their students.  Maybe they will spark some…

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LGBTQ+ Podcast Stories and Resources

We should be centering LGBTQ stories and experiences in our classrooms all year round, but especially during LGBTQ+ History Month in October and Pride Month in June. June is Pride Month, which is held each year to honor the June 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, an event that kicked off the movement for gay rights…

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Podcast Lessons that Showcase Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Listenwise features a variety of stories about the experiences and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans, addressing a range of topics, such as exclusionary immigration policies, sword fighting traditions, and representation of Asian Americans in Hollywood films. Explore Listenwise’s AAPI podcast lessons that highlight the challenges and triumphs…

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Stories of Teacher Appreciation

Teachers do so much to help students learn and make a positive difference in their lives. However, news of teacher shortages and contentious school board meetings reveal that careers in education can be difficult and thankless. Often teachers never know the positive influence they have on their students. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

Join Listenwise today to access podcast lessons from the best non-fiction storytellers and the largest library of listening comprehension quizzes for the classroom.

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