Why Teach? New podcast series available now to inspire teacher recruits in Scotland

–          The Original Influencers take to the digital platform to share their inspiring experiences

The Scottish Government has created a new podcast series introducing a selection of teachers who share their experiences about the classroom.

Aimed at aspiring teachers, and to encourage more young people studying to consider if they have got what it takes to inspire the next generation of teachers, the podcasts create a platform that appeals to the target audience.

Called “Why Teach?”, the series of five episodes, addresses that very question with the help of teachers currently working throughout Scotland. All with inspirational anecdotal stories to share, topics covered include why they chose teaching as a career; whether they teach at the primary or secondary level; what route into the classroom they took and whether they went straight into teaching or started in a different career.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said “Deputy First Minister John Swinney said, “Our series of podcasts share individual stories about the positive and motivating influence teachers make to children and young people’s lives.  We hope these valuable insights from the classroom will inspire the next generation of teachers.

“We are working to ensure teaching remains an attractive and rewarding career that provides more opportunities for development and progression and I would urge students and career changers to consider a highly rewarding career in teaching.”

The podcasts are available to listen now on Apple, Spotify, Android, Amazon Alexa and Google Home or search for Why Teach? On your preferred podcast.

·           Planet Radio (Bauer Media): https://planetradio.co.uk/podcasts/why-teach/

·           Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5S2z5xLu509zqebHxaade9?si=zJSpZKL7QTadvdxbr9fUDg

·           Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/why-teach/id1495167485

·           Google Podcasts (Android): https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MucG9kcGxheXN0dWRpby5jb20vMTI4My54bWw%3D

·           TuneIn (which goes live onto Amazon Alexa): https://tunein.com/podcasts/Education-Podcasts/Why-Teach-p1287869/

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