HMH Learning Moments Podcast

Welcome to Learning Moments, HMH's podcast focused on the ever-changing learning landscape. From educators in the classroom to leaders outside the field of education, every moment on our podcast is a chance to create connections, share stories, and explore the ideas and innovations that will improve student outcomes and influence the future of K-12 education.

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What You'll Hear This Year On Learning Moments . . . 

Season 2: Teachers in America Hosted by Noelle Morris

New for 2020, we're delighted to bring back Teachers in America, hosted by HMH's Director of Content and Programming, Noelle Morris. Learn more about Noelle in this Q&A.

We're featuring a new teacher every month, so subscribe now to be the first to hear each teacher's unique story. Episode schedule (subject to change):

  • January 21, 2020: LaQuisha Hall in Baltimore, MD
    More information available here, including photos and a transcript.

    A 17-year veteran teacher, Mrs. Hall teaches English language arts (ELA) at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, part of Baltimore City Public Schools. Part one in a three-part series across the state of Maryland examining the differences we might see in the schools and districts across even a relatively small state geographically. We start in the state's capital, Baltimore, to talk about teaching to an urban population.
  • February 11, 2020: Julia Allan in Ellicott City, MD
    Check back in February for more information, including photos and a transcript.
    Ms. Allan teaches Kindergarten (in the same classroom where she was a kindergartener) at Northfield Elementary School, part of the Howard County Public School System. This episode is part two in a three-part series across the state of Maryland. After first visiting Baltimore, we now travel to an affluent suburb of the capital, Ellicott City. But do the same issues faced by LaQuisha in Baltimore also affect Julia?
  • March 10, 2020: Debra Reynolds in Salisbury, MD
    Check back in March for more information, including photos and a transcript.
    Ms. Reynolds is in her 3rd year teaching Social Studies at Wicomico Middle School, part of Wicomico County Public Schools. This is the third and final installment in our series across Maryland. After visiting LaQuisha in Baltimore and Julia in the surrounding suburbs, what is life like for a teacher out in the more rural farming country of Maryland's Eastern Shore?
  • April 14, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • June 2, 2020
  • July 14, 2020
  • August 11, 2020
  • September 8, 2020
  • October 13, 2020
  • November 10, 2020
  • December 8, 2020

More featured teachers will be announced soon!

Plus, stay tuned for season 2 of Shaping the Future later this year (and if you have a topic you'd like to see Dock cover in 2020, email us at!

Previously On Learning Moments . . . 

Season 1: Shaping the Future Hosted by Dr. David Dockterman

Shaping the Future is hosted by Dr. David Dockterman (Dock), an education lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as he talks to both education experts and thought leaders from other industries. Together, they examine leading K-12 industry issues and offer insights for educators to best shape the future of education. Listen here to learn about the future of the workforce, civics education in a changing world, and media literacy in the digital era.

Season 1: Teachers in America Hosted by Rose Else-Mitchell

We debuted Learning Moments in May 2019 with season one of our cornerstone series, Teachers in America, featuring the incredible stories of real teachers—and we are so honored to share their stories with you. Listen to their stories. Hear more from the teachers we talked to in 2019.


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This page was originally published on May 6, 2019, and has been updated multiple times since publication.

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