- The Teach Better Podcast Summit provided an opportunity for educational podcasters to showcase the work they do.
- These podcasters provided a plethora of amazing resources, experiences, and advice for educators around the world.
As summer began, the Teach Better Team showcased some of the most successful educational podcasters in the industry for our podcast network to learn from their fantastic expertise and experiences. We are excited to share a synopsis of the event including a spotlight on these outstanding educators, leaders, and podcasters.
Session 1: Danny Bauer
Danny Bauer kicked off the event by sharing about his journey in creating his amazing leadership podcast, Better Leaders Better Schools. Danny provided an activity to determine each of the podcaster’s avatars, which is a description of attributes that make up the majority of the podcast listeners for each show.
As a chronically late student, Daniel Bauer once told his Chemistry teacher a fib about saving an entire Girl Scout troop from a burning building to get out of receiving a tardy.
Daniel is not sure if it was the very made-up story, the very real cookie he offered his teacher, or a combination of both that got him out of detention that day…
That experience taught him it pays to develop your storytelling skills.
Daniel has been telling stories since then, most recently on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast, ranked in the TOP 0.5% of 3 million global podcasts, and via his latest book, Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader, co-published by Corwin and the National School Superintendents Association (AASA).
His mission is “to connect, grow, and mentor every school leader who wants to level up.”
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Session 2: John Sowash
During John’s session, he shared how to create multiple pieces of content from one original piece of media. For example, if you create a live video for your Facebook group, you can create mini video clips for Instagram stories or TikTok, pull the audio for a podcast episode, and upload the video to YouTube.
About John Sowash
Since 2011, John has worked with schools around the world providing practical, hands-on professional development and technology integration support.
He began as a high school science teacher, exploring the use of Google Docs and Wikis with his 9th-grade students. John eventually became a high school principal and helped my school launch one of the first 1:1 iPad programs in the country.
When the Chromebook made its appearance in 2011, John knew it was the perfect device for the classroom. He spent years exploring, testing, listening, and watching the use of Chromebooks in classrooms. This research culminated in his book and podcast, The Chromebook Classroom.
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Session 3: David Henderson and Jeff Madlock
David and Jeff shared their experience podcasting at Live conferences and the process of booking guests for the podcast. Both David and Jeff have learned through unfortunate challenges. They explained how to overcome several missteps in the podcasting process.
About David Henderson and Jeff Madlock
The EduTechGuys…these two self-proclaimed high priests of edtech first started navigating the world of educational technology on the web through a podcast over a ravine in a rainstorm in 2015 (Sharkbait, ooh ha ha). Since then, the two have traveled the nation bringing their joy for silly puns and more importantly, sharing the journey of each educator they encounter.
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Session 4: Jeff Bradbury
With over 10 years of podcasting experience, Jeff provided steps to create a profitable podcast by expanding our knowledge, connections, and brand. Jeff provided 3 things every podcaster needs, his influences, and stories of success.
About Jeff Bradbury
Jeff Bradbury is a Technology Integration Specialist and the creator of the TeacherCast Educational Network. With a background in Music Education, Jeff began performing in front of live audiences at a very early age. He grew to love the opportunities he had working with others.
Created as a passion project to assist teachers in understanding educational technology, Jeff recorded the first TeacherCast Podcast in the summer of 2011. Since then, the TeacherCast Network has been accessed in almost 180 countries. It has amassed a following of more than 50,000 followers on social media. With more than 1,000 audio and video podcasts recorded featuring more than 500 EdTech Companies and thousands of educators, TeacherCast is rated as one of the top 50 educational websites.
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With the event’s success, we look forward to providing a podcast summit next year. If you are interested in the future event or the podcast network, please check out our Teach Better Podcast Network Page.
About Joshua Stamper
Joshua has had the great pleasure of working as a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District for the past eight years. He’s been able to serve at four campuses and in two school districts. Before entering into administration, Joshua was a classroom Art educator and athletic coach for six years working with students in grades six through eight
In addition to his administrative position, Joshua is the host of Aspire: The leadership Development Podcast, author, leadership coach, education presenter, and Podcast Network Manager for the Teach Better Team.
You can follow Joshua on social media @Joshua__Stamper and visit his website at joshstamper.com