The Reading Instruction Show is a podcast about reading instruction (and other things) with a little bit of attitude. There is plenty here to inform and entertain all.
"Evidence-Based" Practices in Education: Facts or Falderal
In the education world, the term “evidence-based” is often thrown around carelessly and used to end the discussion. But the question I would posit (and pardon me for being so inquisitive) is this: When you say a practice or strategy is “evidence-based” have you actually looked at the evidence of the evidence-base? Or are you just using the term because you heard somebody else use it?
Collecting Data is NOT the same as Research
There’s a difference between collecting data and research. While the research process includes data collection, collecting data is not research. The research process includes data. But collecting data is not research. In the world of science and academia, research is not research unless and until it has been subjected to blind peer review. Collecting data is not research. Confusing data with research is a common practice in the for-profit realm. Confusing data with research is a common practice with those who have a political or ideological agenda. Confusing data with research is a common practice those outside of education.
Don't Pray for Me
When people discover I have a religious view that is not in alignment with their own, there are three things that often happen. First, they try to convince you of the wrongness of their view and the rightness of their own. Second, they call you names. And third, they pray for you. This podcast focuses on the third. And yes, I realize I am sometimes guilty of one and two above.
Don't Pray for Me: Politics, Reading Instruction, and Religion
When people realize I have a different perspective on reading instruction, politics, or religion, two things sometimes happen. First, they try to convince you of your wrongness and get you to be more aligned with their own views. And second, they sometimes use labels and call you names. The third thing only happens with religion - they pray for you.
The 10 Pillars of Good Reading Instruction (not 5)
The National Reading Panel identified 5 pillars of good reading instruction. They were a bit misguided in their methodology. As a result, their 5 pillars are 5 pillars short. This podcast describes the 10 pillars of good reading instruction
Coming Out of a Different Sort of Closet Living With Mental Health Issues - INTRODUCTION
This is the introduction to my book, 'Coming Out of a Different Sort of Closet Living With Mental Health Issues'. Here I introduce myself along with an unconscious projection named, Gerry. This is a different sort of podcast for me. If you would my to continue along this line, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org