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Science of Reading:
The Podcast

Science of Reading: The Podcast delivers the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. Each episode takes a conversational approach and explores a timely topic related to the Science of Reading.

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Meet Our Host: Susan Lambert

In each episode, host Susan Lambert, chief academic officer of elementary humanities at Amplify, explores the increasing body of scientific research around how reading is best taught. As a former classroom teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer, Susan is dedicated to turning theory into best practices that educators can put right to use in the classroom, and to showcasing national models of reading instruction excellence. Listen and subscribe here!

Science of Reading season 7

We know getting literacy education right is hard, and every day in the classroom brings a new set of challenges to educators. During season 7 of Science of Reading: The Podcast, Tackling the Hard Stuff, we’ll be taking on all the tough questions that come up for literacy educators—from trauma-informed teaching and writing instruction to managing small-group instruction time. We’ll also dive into how the Science of Reading connects to biliteracy, dyslexia, middle school, and more.

  • Episode 4: Scaffolding in education is built to be temporary with Zaretta Hammond

    While in New Orleans at the Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning conference, Susan sat down with keynoter Zaretta Hammond. Zaretta shared her thoughts on the importance of scaffolding in literacy education. In this episode, Susan and Zaretta also look back on Zaretta’s impactful book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, and talk about mastery and the importance of learning how to learn.

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  • Special Episode: The Right to Read: Live from Plain Talk with Kareem Weaver

  • Episode 3: When not to differentiate: A guide to small-group instruction, Jamey Peavler

  • Episode 2: The Science of Reading in the Montessori classroom with Susan Zoll, Natasha Feinberg, Laura Saylor

  • Episode 1: Navigating the noise with Claude Goldenberg