I can't remember who told me this but....I remember in grad school somebody told me that teaching is like working in a black box. In a lot of ways, it feels harder than ever to grow professionally because I can go days without interacting with a single adult if I wanted to. The students get to see different teaching styles on a daily basis. Me on the other hand? If I'm not teaching, I'm prepping. If I'm not prepping, I'm doing something unrelated to teaching. The only teacher I observe on a daily basis is myself. It's like my classroom is a blackbox and I can't see outside of it.
At first, it was hard to prioritize professional development. However, when I started running out of ideas, I realized I needed to do some outside research to grow myself professionally. Which is when I discovered podcasts. Podcasts are amazing for two reasons 1) They're entertaining and educational and 2) You can listen to them while driving/cooking/falling asleep.....
Here's a list of podcasts that have helped me the most with my teaching this year. All are available for free on Spotify and/or Apple Podcasts.