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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 this fall, 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…

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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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Pride Month -Stories of Queer History

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 in the United States. Pride Month was celebrated nationally for the first time in 1999 under President Bill Clinton. It is a time to celebrate the contributions…

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Listenwise Podcasts for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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

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Stories of Teacher Appreciation

(Originally published on April 29, 2016 and updated May 1, 2020)   Teachers do so much to help students learn and make a positive difference in their lives. Their caring presence has reassured students and their families that learning can continue in the midst of a pandemic, even as so much else is changing. Often…

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Listenwise Staff Picks

Spring 2020 Our collection of more than 2000 expertly told stories touch upon a wide variety of topics and themes. There is undoubtedly something for everyone. Here are some staff favorites, with some thoughts about how they have affected us.   Squirrels Are Listening I like this one because it tells a small story and a…

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Fun, Engaging Podcasts to Hook Students into Remote Learning

In times of stress, there is nothing like a good story to engage the mind and nourish the soul. Our collection of audio stories covers thousands of topics, from prehistoric penguins to pollution, from homelessness to high tech, from sneaker culture to star gazing, and much more.  Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite…

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Teaching Resources for Native American Heritage Month in November

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Teaching students about the culture, traditions, music, art, and world views of indigenous peoples is important to celebrating our shared sense of humanity. Celebrate this month with your students, and check out some Listenwise stories and other resources that could be helpful in bringing Native American heritage into…

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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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Listen to secondary school teachers explain their views on bringing current issues into the classroom and then debate: Should teachers address current events? http://ow.ly/QSzE50BBi5I
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Don't forget about our podcast - easily accessible educational content if you need to download to use during spotty or no wifi access during your remote learning - find on apple, spotify, or libsyn-
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For #NationalVoterRegistrationDay listen to our current event today to listen to hear a high school senior explain why she encourages her classmates to vote, and learn why a professor believes civics education needs to change. #voteready
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Our newly curated Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Podcast Collection features audio stories that can help teachers support students in transitioning to a new and different school year.
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We are excited to expand on our elementary collection for this school year (great for remote & hybrid learning environments)! Our elementary podcasts offer intrigue, humor, and great opportunities to learn academic vocabulary in context.
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The upcoming election offers an excellent opportunity to integrate civics lessons into the curriculum and develop students’ understanding of how our democracy operates. Find resources on our blog-

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