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Why are we still teaching reading the wrong way? Why are so many educators ignoring settled research and brain science and doing their own thing instead? In “Hard Words: Why Aren’t Our Kids Being Taught to Read?” Emily Hanford investigates these important questions. Emily’s documentary was featured in The Highlighter #162, and it was wonderful to have a conversation with her. Also check out Emily’s recent piece in the New York Times, “Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?” If you have questions or comments about reading instruction, please email me at or leave a voice message at (415) 886-7475. --- Support this podcast:

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