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

Mindset Shifts within Special Education - Part 1

Apr. 20, 2018 — Lunch & Learn



An important goal of Special Education: providing high quality education to all students.
Duration: 12:49 min. | File size: 7.54 MB

Increasing College Access: One Kid at a Time

Jan. 31, 2018 — Lunch & Learn



Hear the approach one rural school district is using to changing the expectations for college-going within their schools.
Duration: 18:41 min. | File size: 9.79 MB

My Why with Carla Cushman

Apr. 11, 2018 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Carla Cushman's dedication to the field of education. "I Teach to make a difference."
Duration: 7:45 min. | File size: 6.27 MB

My Why with Carrie Abood

Mar. 20, 2018 — My Why



Explore the motivation behind Dr. Carrie Abood's dedication to the field of education. "Teaching is an incredible gift."
Duration: 7:25 min. | File size: 5.41 MB