The Reading Instruction Show

by Dr. Andy Johnson

This podcast describes issues and ideas related to effective reading instruction. It is designed for professional educators, parents, tutors, and paraprofessionals. 
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  • Season 14

  • S14 E08 - The Neurological Basis for Data-Resistant Belief Systems: The 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID Vaccine

    S14 E08 - The Neurological Basis for Data-Resistant Belief Systems: The 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID Vaccine

    How is it possible that so many people believe that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election? How is it humanly possible? How is it possible that some still believe that getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is a bad thing? Af...

    Jul 26 2021
    Jul 26 2021
    13:16
  • S14 E07 - LANGUAGE LEARNING AND READING INSTRUCTION

    S14 E07 - LANGUAGE LEARNING AND READING INSTRUCTION

    This short podcast looks at language learning and the implications for reading instruction.

    Jul 12 2021
    Jul 12 2021
    08:28
  • S14 E06 - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING WORDS

    S14 E06 - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING WORDS

    Language learning is a universal human function. People around the world, in different environments and with different abilities seem to acquire their primary language in essentially the same sequence and the same way. This tells ...

    Jul 12 2021
    Jul 12 2021
    14:57
  • S14 E05 - UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE

    S14 E05 - UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE

    Emotions can be better understood if viewed from an evolutionary perspective. Our current human emotions are a result of thousands of years of human evolution. They are part of our ever-evolving human brain. As stated above, they ...

    Jun 27 2021
    Jun 27 2021
    09:04
  • S14 E04 - UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS: EMOTIONAL DISORDERS AND EDUCATIONAL DISORDERS

    S14 E04 - UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS: EMOTIONAL DISORDERS AND EDUCATIONAL DISORDERS

    At their core, emotions are a physiological response to stimuli that enable humans to react to events of biological or individual significance. From an evolutionary perspective, these physiological responses promoted survival beh...

    Jun 27 2021
    Jun 27 2021
    07:10