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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 8

Join hundreds of thousands of educators already listening to Science of Reading: The Podcast to get the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. During this season, we’ll be talking all about knowledge—why it’s so critical for literacy development and student success and how it can be built most effectively.

  • Episode 4: Brace for impact: Unifying classrooms through mission-based learning, with John Hattie

    On this wide-ranging episode, Susan finally gets the chance to speak with famed education thinker and author John Hattie, Ph.D. Hattie has authored dozens and dozens of books. He’s best known for his book, Visible Learning, which now has a sequel. In this episode, he discusses his career and shares with Susan some of the biggest takeaways from his work. He also explains what meta-analysis is and discusses some of the biggest takeaways ffrom meta-analysis in the education field, as well as the importance of implementation. And, finally, Hattie shares his thoughts on AI and the future of education. This episode offers many practical tips for educators to realign with their mission and dig into why they do what they do and how to best make an impact.

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  • Episode 3: Knowledge and vocabulary: Two sides of the same coin, with Gina Cervetti

  • Episode 2: The joy of reading aloud, with Molly Ness

  • Episode 1: Knowledge and comprehension: Never one without the other, with Reid Smith and Pamela Snow