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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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Using Podcasts for Student-Directed Learning

During remote learning this spring, students were often expected to do a lot more self-directed learning than before. At the same time teachers were in need of engaging content more than ever, because a disengaged student who’s expected to work independently is probably not doing much learning at all!   As many educators are refining their…

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New Listenwise Features for Remote Learning

As teachers moved into remote instruction, the Listenwise platform updated to reflect new teaching needs for remote and hybrid learning. We have a lot of great new Listenwise features to give educators more insight into their remote/hybrid learning and allow more student self-direction within Listenwise. Remember to try our 30-day free trial of Listenwise Premium…

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Student Reflections on the Pandemic – Sparked by Listenwise Podcasts

There’s no question that the coronavirus pandemic has changed all our lives and has affected students in many ways. As schools around the country have closed and students have been homebound and learning remotely in recent months, everyone has faced enormous shifts in their routines and social lives. Sometimes, however, we may not fully understand…

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Facilitating Online Discussions in Google Classroom

Engaging students in substantive, meaningful discussions that demand critical and creative thinking can be challenging in any instructional context. When the magic happens, however, such conversations can be the stuff of teachers’ most memorable classroom moments. Well-framed, authentic, respectful academic discussions provide opportunities for students to build effective arguments backed with evidence, make connections between…

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How To Podcast in Class Part 1

Are you podcasting in your classroom? Podcasting is a great way to provide deeper learning for students and empower them to have their voices heard and shared with a wider audience.  And students love to engage with audio content! Download our Teacher’s Guide to Podcasting (Free PDF) View the full the infographic Podcasting also hits…

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8 Easy Ways to Get Podcasting in Your Classroom

This blog post is in collaboration with Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast. Read more on his blog. How can you bring podcasting into your classroom? Start with selecting a purpose that aligns with your curriculum. Will students create podcasts that inform, persuade, analyze, reflect, tell a story, or some combination? Once you have defined a task,…

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Podcasting On Field Trips: Creating Deeper Learning

Today, we highlight an innovative podcasting lesson from Erik Eve’s (a Listenwise Teacher Advocate) 8th-grade social studies class in Lindenhurst, NY, featuring their explorations of historic Washington D.C sites and reflections on their field trip experience. For this project, Erik used podcasting as a medium to inspire student engagement and deepen learning, with the only…

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Supporting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) with Listenwise

by guest blogger: Carolina Buitrago, Ed.D. Social emotional learning (SEL) has unquestionably gained a place in the busy spectrum of educators’ priorities. There is abundant research on the benefits of purposeful SEL work in classrooms and schools for the academic success and general wellbeing of students. However, SEL is a broad domain of development, and…

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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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