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 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

Practical Approaches to Collaborative Learning

Nov. 11, 2019 — Lunch & Learn



Consider the true meaning of collaboration in learning and also what students should be doing when we tell them to collaborate.
Duration: 16:33 min. | File size: 14.4 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

My Why with Greg O'Loughlin

Jul. 19, 2019 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Mr. Greg O'Loughlin's drive to foster student engagement and teacher collaboration. "Teaching increases our capacity for empathy."
Duration: 9:59 min. | File size: 9.25 MB