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

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

School Budgeting with Students in Mind

Jul. 19, 2019 — Lunch & Learn



Examine the process for determining a school's most important needs in order to establish a functional and effective school budget.
Duration: 15:59 min. | File size: 9.72 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