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.

"Spotlight" - advancements and achievements in education

This is Spotlight: illuminating advancements and achievements in the dynamic field of education. Join us as we examine important trends in teaching and learning, and impactful educators who help students achieve meaningful growth and success.

Recent episodes

Accountability within Collaborative Learning

Apr. 20, 2020 — Lunch & Learn



A conversation about ensuring individual accountability within group work projects.
Duration: 17:15 min. | File size: 13.28 MB

What I Want My Mentor Teacher to Know

Feb. 13, 2020 — Lunch & Learn



Consider how we can maximize the impact of student-teaching experiences by hearing directly from two current teaching candidates.
Duration: 15:23 min. | File size: 12.65 MB

My Why with Eric Bowman

Mar. 11, 2021 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Mr. Eric Bowman's passion for excellence for every kid, in every classroom, every day. Students need to feel loved, safe, and respected so their potential can truly shine. "Let your light shine before others."
Duration: 14:03 min. | File size: 10.61 MB

My Why with Melissa Miller

Sep. 5, 2019 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Mrs. Melissa Miller's passion for giving every child, every chance, every day” to feel and to become successful. "What we do changes the world!"
Duration: 15:14 min. | File size: 13.19 MB

Virtual Coaching

Nov. 12, 2020 — Spotlight



Instructional and technology coaches in schools are rapidly adapting to a virtual coaching environment.
Duration: 24:46 min. | File size: 19.39 MB