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 E02 - Phonemic Awareness Activity

    S15 E02 - Phonemic Awareness Activity

    This is an excerpt from my book: Johnson, A. (2016). 10 essential instructional elements for students with reading difficulties: A brain-friendly approach. CorwinPhonemes are the smallest units of sound within spoken words. Englis...

    09:14
  • S15 E01 - Early and Emergent Literacy Instruction: Ages 3, 4, 5, and 6.

    S15 E01 - Early and Emergent Literacy Instruction: Ages 3, 4, 5, and 6.

    This is an excerpt from my book: Johnson, A. (2016). 10 essential instructional elements for students with reading difficulties: A brain-friendly approach. Corwin The first podcast provides a sense of what effective literacy instr...

    23:24
  • Season 14

  • S14 E18 - BEING AND BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER: TEACHING AS TRANSFORMATION

    S14 E18 - BEING AND BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER: TEACHING AS TRANSFORMATION

    A teacher’s prime directive is to help students learn or more accurately, to create the conditions whereby students are able to learn. So, what is learning? Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge and skills. But si...

    17:27
  • S14 E17 - EDUCATION AS SELF-ACTUALIZATION

    S14 E17 - EDUCATION AS SELF-ACTUALIZATION

    It has been my experience that education is most effective when the prime directive is to do what Maria Montessori proposed in 1946, and that is to help each child discover and then release his or her full potential. The Indian ph...

    14:15
  • S14 E16 - CRITICAL RACE THEORY, WOKENESS, AND WHITE FRAGILITY: PART 2

    S14 E16 - CRITICAL RACE THEORY, WOKENESS, AND WHITE FRAGILITY: PART 2

    When we talk about critical race theory, our goal is not to win the argument. We’ve already done that. Our goal is change. And if change is not occurring, we must consider the causal factors. Now those who would use force to lever...

    17:07