Podcast programs

Ayers Institute Lunch & Learn (A.L.L.) podcast

The "Lunch & Learn" podcast from the Ayers Institute provides bite-sized portions of professional learning. Each episode is 10-15 minutes long, focuses on a topic that is relevant to professional educators and concludes with a prompt to generate discussion within your community of practice.

"My Why" - stories of inspiration from educators

Each episode of "My Why" uncovers the journey of one educator: a teacher or leader who has chosen to devote his or her life to the education profession. Each story is different, yet each is an exploration of motivation, purpose, and hope.

Recent episodes

Moving Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Texts into the K-8 Classroom

Oct. 19, 2018 — Lunch & Learn



Students need to see representations of their stories, language, and culture in print in powerful ways.
Duration: 14:32 min. | File size: 8.94 MB

What the Best Mentor Teachers Do

Aug. 9, 2018 — Lunch & Learn



Creating a positive teaching and learning experience for both mentor teachers and teacher candidates.
Duration: 15:42 min. | File size: 9.1 MB

My Why with Roger Wiemers

Nov. 9, 2018 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Roger Wiemers' passion for inquiry-based learning. "Our messy lives teach us grace."
Duration: 12:10 min. | File size: 9.43 MB

My Why with Cicely Woodard

Sep. 25, 2018 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Mrs. Cicely Woodard's dedication to the field of education. "To prepare students for their futures."
Duration: 10:50 min. | File size: 8.45 MB