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School Leadership Podcast Recommendations

 May 7, 2019

By  AJ Bianco

As an aspiring school leader, I am continuously looking for new ways to learn and grow. One way that I take on this journey of newfound knowledge, is through the variety of leadership podcasts that have been introduced to the public lately.

Podcasting has continued to take off, and as lifelong learners, we are benefiting from this daily.

There are tons of podcasts available to listeners, but there isn’t enough time in a week to make it through each and every one of them.

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams

In my experience, I have been able to find some amazing podcasts, that have constantly helped me. I truly believe that if you are an aspiring leader, or even if you are currently leading schools, you will greatly benefit from some #PodcastPD.

School Leadership Podcasts

Here is a list of my top 5 podcasts that I feel should be shared with people who are like me. These podcasts can be found through any podcast catcher out there – I am a user of overcast.fm.

Top 5 School Leadership Podcasts

Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast with Joshua Stamper

Better Leaders, Better Schools with Danny Sunshine Bauer

Focus 3 Podcast with Tim and Brian Kight

Future Focused Podcast with Kelly Croy

Jocko Podcast with Jocko Willink

Each of these podcasts tells an amazing story about what leadership is, ways to empower those around you, and the ability to find the passion within to be the type of leader you envision yourself to be.

I can’t explain how these podcasts have opened my eyes to what being a leader is, and have helped shape my personal philosophy in regard to school leadership. I am grateful for these individuals who are brave enough to share their stories with us.

Need a web-friendly podcast player? All of the recommended podcasts are available at Player.Fm or Castbox.

Here is my challenge to you; pick one of these podcasts that I have detailed and listen to an episode of your choice.

I promise that as the listener, you will find tremendous value in what each show brings to its listeners. Did I miss something? I’d love to hear what you have listened to, so keep the conversation going on Twitter or Instagram (@AJBianco). You can also find me through Facebook if you prefer (see bio below).

More School Leadership Podcasts, Honorable Mention

Mafost Mashup with Matt Foster

Leader of Learning with Dan Kreiness

Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones

Principal Matters with William D. Parker

Hacking Leadership with Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis

About the author

AJ Bianco

AJ Bianco is an educator and aspiring leader in New Jersey. AJ is an advocate for technology both in and out of the classroom as he incorporates a variety of technology tools, such as Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, and a Flipped model to enhance student learning. AJ is a proponent of Project Based Learning and has a passion for Personalized Learning for student success as well as through Professional Development. AJ is a podcast listener, co-host of #PodcastPD and enthusiast. AJ is also a co-host of #CoffeeEDU in Bergen County New Jersey. You can find AJ at a variety of EdCamps, Conferences, and Workshops throughout New Jersey and New York. AJ shares his passions for education, educational technology, and leadership through his blog posts at www.ajbianco.me.


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