Three Principal Podcasts for Three Months of Summer

Three principal podcasts for school leaders this summer.

It's summer, and here are three principal podcasts that really will keep you inspired, thinking, and focused through the summer months. If you drive, exercise, walk a dog, sit by the pool, or do anything for a minimum of five minutes, then grab hold of a good educational podcast. It's not going to change your world, but it will keep your mind sharp and focused on fresh ideas.

So, here are the three educational podcasts I recommend for this summer.

You can sample the podcasts here and then subscribe in your favorite listening app by simply searching at (Overcast, Google Play, Apple Podcasts).

The Mafost Mashup

This one is brand new, and the first two episodes really were rookie, but by the 3rd episode this podcast proved it's worth as a fast-paced podcast rich with innovation. Each episode is less than 8-minutes and there a few bonus segments. This is a must-listen if you enjoy being challenged. It's a podcast for principals and school leaders that is:

  • fast-paced
  • focused on practical and innovative leadership ideas
  • built around three big ideas: 1) People, 2) Culture, and 3) Impact
  • supported by free online courses and resources

Leadership With Latoya

This podcast is in its 3rd season and is a warm and upbeat listen between 10-20 minutes per episode focused on practical leadership lessons and big issues confronting education. It's dual-hosted by experienced educational leaders.

Each week they try to tackle school leadership topics that are interesting, thought-provoking, and leave listeners with tools, resources, and practical tips they can use immediately! I love the "feel" of this podcast.

Better Leaders Better Schools

This podcast is at the top of Apple Podcast charts consistently! It's the longest (40-60m) podcast of the three principal podcast that I recommend for the three months of summer, but that's for a good reason.

This school leadership podcast interviews a variety of school leaders and gathers their thoughts and ideas about kids, schools, and solutions that have worked for them. This is the heavy-hitter of the three podcasts and is perfect for long drives and workouts. 

Do you have a favorite podcast for school leadership? I'd love to hear. Please let me know by leaving a comment below.


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