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I’ve been hosting the bi-weekly Truth for Teachers podcast since 2015, and am still going full steam ahead!

The podcast you already know and love isn’t going anywhere, isn’t changing, and remains free for listeners. 

This is something NEW and ADDITIONAL.

I’m introducing the Truth for Teachers Daily Encouragement audio show!

What is the Truth for Teachers Daily Encouragement podcast?

Subscribers to the new Daily Encouragement podcast will receive approximately 20 episodes each month, with a new ep dropping every Monday-Friday each week.

This podcast runs through June 7, 2024.

It’s ad-free and exclusive to subscribers for $3.99/month through Spotify OR as a one-time payment of $19.99.

Each episode is 3-5 minutes long: no promotions, no fluff, no filler. You’ll hear just a boost of motivation and inspiration on topics like:

  • mindfulness
  • self-compassion
  • radical acceptance
  • reframing your thoughts
  • managing anxiety
  • enjoying your work
  • connecting deeply with students
  • staying grounded in your vision and purpose

This podcast is designed for ALL educators (anyone who works in a school), including those who ordinarily don’t listen to podcasts because they don’t have the alone time or mental bandwidth to consume lengthier episodes.

Sample episodes

How is the Daily Encouragement Podcast different from the regular, bi-weekly Truth for Teachers podcast?

There are two pieces of feedback I hear most often about Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers that inspired me to create this show. Listeners tell me my voice or tone in the podcast is calming, soothing, and reassuring. They also say that I make them feel seen and understood. Teaching is often an isolating profession, and one in which you don’t get a lot of validation or positive feedback, which can leave educators feeling alone in their experiences.

It is an honor for me to receive this type of feedback, because that’s exactly how I want you to feel when you’re listening! I want you to feel like you’re seen, understood, and valued. I want you to have a calming, reassuring voice speaking into your heart and mind and reminding you that you are enough, you are exactly the person your students need.

The Truth for Teachers Daily Encouragement Podcast is a way for me to offer you more of those experiences.

If you’re deeply rooted in my work, you’ll hear some familiar ideas from time to time which will help you keep them in the forefront of your mind and continue practicing them. I’ll draw from ideas touched on during the 19 seasons of the regular podcast, blog articles, my 6 books, and the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek. Think of it almost like “Angela’s Greatest Hits” to remind you of impactful stuff you heard long ago but have forgotten about.

There will also be tons of new ideas and reflections–things I’ve been mulling over but didn’t want to do a full podcast episode about, and stuff I’ve never shared before. Occasionally there will be theme weeks in which each episode centers around a specific topic, as well as seasonal messages.

Most episodes will have no intro, outro, or music: since it’s a daily listen and a short episode, I feel like this could get tedious for you as the listener to hear the same thing over and over, but I will incorporate sounds like birds singing or waterfalls every now and then, depending on the episode topic. And I plan to use music occasionally for effect, including recordings of me playing the koshi chimes, kalimba, and tongue drum, all of which I use in sound bath or sound therapy sessions to down-regulate the nervous system.

When should I listen to the Truth for Teachers Daily Encouragement podcast?

it’s the perfect short, calming listen for:

  • when you first wake up to start your day on a positive note
  • during your commute to school to ease into “school mode”
  • on your break to re-energize yourself for the afternoon
  • after dismissal to ground, calm, and re-center when the day’s done

How do I subscribe to the Truth for Teachers Daily Encouragement podcast?

I’m trying this daily format through June 7, 2024 (so only for this school year.) You have two options for payment: Y

OPTION 1) Subscribe via Spotify for $3.99/month. Cancel anytime. You can listen on Spotify OR copy/paste the private RSS feed link into the podcast app of your choice, and listen wherever you’d like.

OPTION 2) Make a one-time payment of $19.99.

Either way, you’ll get access to the full show archives dating back to Sept 2023, and all new daily episodes through the end of the podcast on June 7, 2024.

I tried to pick a price that felt affordable for educators while staying mindful of the hosting/payment process costs, and I think that $3.99/monthly offers a really good value for a Mon-Fri daily show. If you appreciate my work in general and with the podcast specifically, I would love your support with this project!

I hope this will be an easy, fun, way for you to hear some positive words spoken into your heart and mind on a daily basis, so you can keep showing up as the best version of yourself each day.



P.S. Totally unfamiliar with podcast subscriptions? Here’s how it works. Spotify will manage your subscription and securely take your payment method when you subscribe here. You can listen in Spotify, or copy/paste the private RSS link to listen in the podcast player of your choice (directions here.) Each day, you can open your favorite podcast app and a new episode will automatically appear. Stream the audio online or download with a tap of a button to play offline. You’ll continue to be billed for the subscription of $3.99 each month. You can cancel anytime through your Spotify account: just know that your access to the podcast archives will be removed at the end of your monthly billing period.