This is a podcast that has a firm focus on the science of learning, and it gives teachers, parents and students alike, a look behind the curtain of the world of education.
The goal of the duo behind the Learning Scientists’ podcast, namely Megan Sumeracki and Yana Weinstein, is to increase the use of effective study and teaching strategies that are backed by research in the classroom, so if you are interested in discovering some research backed tips for teaching, download now!
With episodes on everything from Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia, through to research on providing multiple concrete examples, there are a lot of actionable gems locked away in these podcasts that you can take with you back into the classroom.
Need to know
- The episodes range in duration from 5 minutes to half an hour, perfect for listening to whilst cooking dinner.
- There are a wide variety of topics covered throughout the episode list, so there is something in here for everyone.
- The brilliant education illustrator Oliver Caviglioli, has provided some fantastic infographics to help break down the key points in each podcast which you can download for free here.
Who should listen?
Students, teachers and parents alike who want to know more about the science of learning and how it can improve their own study and practice.
Try this episode first
Episode 2: Retrieval Practice – Retrieval Practice is one of the 6 strategies for effective learning that the Learning Scientists cover in their series and this episode is a great introduction to the topic.