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Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom with Podcasts

Many educators are seeking ways to diversify teaching resources and incorporate underrepresented voices and perspectives into their curriculum. Fortunately, Listenwise podcasts promote DEI & SEL goals! Sharing and discussing podcasts featuring stories and viewpoints of real people in their own voices can activate students’ emotions, validate their experiences, foster empathy, and promote understanding of diverse perspectives….

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The 1619 Project: Teaching Resources and Podcast Lessons

The 1619 Project offers a valuable opportunity to bring important fact-based history into the classroom. We believe educators who use Listenwise may find the guidance provided by our content philosophy helpful as they consider using The 1619 Project and our thematically related podcast lessons in their classrooms. At Listenwise, we believe that teachers and students…

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Podcast Lessons for Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Teaching students about the history, culture, traditions, music, art, and world views of Indigenous peoples is important to celebrating our shared sense of humanity.  Listenwise has a thematically-curated Native American Stories podcast collection featuring a variety of voices and experiences, past and present. Browse this collection, use the…

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How to Teach With Authentic Voices

What do we want our students to learn? Of course we want them to gain mastery in grade-level content and skills. We may also want them to acquire skills to manage their emotions, set goals, feel empathy, maintain good relationships and make good decisions. Integrating content learning with social and emotional learning is a process…

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Podcast Stories of Black History

Polls indicate that in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death in 2020, millions of people attended Black Lives Matter or police brutality protests. Estimates suggest that the number participating may have been 4-5 times as many as attended the 2017 Women’s Marches, which held the record previously. This data suggests that more than ever…

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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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