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

What Teachers Need to Know About Teens & Social Media

May. 24, 2019 — Lunch & Learn



Ways to help teachers understand teen use of social media and how to have a positive impact through education and awareness.
Duration: 19:32 min. | File size: 10.92 MB

Using Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Texts that Move Students

Feb. 8, 2019 — Lunch & Learn



Students need to see representations of their stories, language, and culture in print in powerful ways.
Duration: 12:15 min. | File size: 7.5 MB

My Why with Steve Lindsey

May. 13, 2019 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Mr. Steve Lindsey's desire to seek and attain his daily purpose. "Pray daily and follow God's plan."
Duration: 12:18 min. | File size: 11.03 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