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Forgotten Narratives from Frontline of the Reading Wars

Forgotten Narratives from Frontline of the Reading Wars

In this episode, hosts, Amanda and Trina, discuss the significant challenges of reading instruction in education. They delve into their personal experiences as teachers and parents, grappling with the complexities of teaching reading effectively and the impact on...

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Outsourcing Teacher Expertise to Canned Curriculum

Outsourcing Teacher Expertise to Canned Curriculum

In this podcast episode, Amanda and Trina discuss the use of canned curriculum in schools and its impact on teachers and the education system. They recognize canned curriculum is useful in certain contexts, such as for long term substitutes or new teachers. However,...

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The High Cost of Becoming a Teacher

The High Cost of Becoming a Teacher

In this podcast episode, Amanda and co-host Trina discuss the challenges and expenses involved in becoming a teacher. Trina highlights the financial, time, and emotional investment required to become a teacher in the United States, particularly in California. They...

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I Found Out I Have ADHD at Age 40

I Found Out I Have ADHD at Age 40

In this episode of the Empower Students Now podcast, host Amanda Werner shares her personal journey of discovering that she has ADHD and the importance of teachers understanding this condition. Amanda explains that many students in classrooms may be undiagnosed with...

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Essential Takeaways from Reading Reconsidered by Doug Lemov

Essential Takeaways from Reading Reconsidered by Doug Lemov

Do you want to teach your students how to read more effectively and prepare them for college and life? In this podcast episode, Amanda discusses the book "Reading Reconsidered" by Doug Lemov, which provides a wealth of information on how to improve students' reading...

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