The Reading Instruction Show

by Dr. Andy Johnson

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. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 15

  • S15 E17 - Enabling Self-Actualization in the Classroom

    S15 E17 - Enabling Self-Actualization in the Classroom

    Self-actualization is the term used to describe the natural unfolding and realization of one’s full potential. Put another way, within every acorn there is a mighty oak tree. To actualize is to enable the taproot to sprout from ...

    14:56
  • S15 E16 - Expert Reading Instruction Rarely Occurs in Special Education Settings

    S15 E16 - Expert Reading Instruction Rarely Occurs in Special Education Settings

    At one time it was thought that smaller class sizes and additional adult resources found in a segregated special education classroom would enable teachers here to provide individualized instruction that would meet the special need...

    11:29
  • S15 E15 - Problems in Special Ed World: The Medical Model, Segregated Instruction, and Systemic Racism

    S15 E15 - Problems in Special Ed World: The Medical Model, Segregated Instruction, and Systemic Racism

    This podcast further explores problems in Special Ed World. Addressed here: (a) the medical model used to understand "disabilities", (b) standardized instruction, (c) segregated instructional settings, and (d) systemic racism.

    11:10
  • S15 E14 - Maslow's Theory of Motivation: Why We Must Look Beyond Behaviors

    S15 E14 - Maslow's Theory of Motivation: Why We Must Look Beyond Behaviors

    Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) was among the earliest pioneers in humanistic psychology (sometimes referred to as growth psychology or third wave psychology). This movement begin to emerge in the 1950’s in response to the idea that h...

    14:12
  • S15 E13 - The Special Education Silo

    S15 E13 - The Special Education Silo

    I used to describe special education as a field – as in “the field of special education.” And indeed, it used to be a field. You can see this field when reading articles from the major special education academic journals in the ...

    12:38