Science of Reading: The Podcast

S1-12. A conversation with Bruce McCandliss

March 18, 2020 Amplify Education Season 1 Episode 12
Science of Reading: The Podcast
S1-12. A conversation with Bruce McCandliss
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Science of Reading: The Podcast
S1-12. A conversation with Bruce McCandliss
Mar 18, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Amplify Education

Susan and Dr. Bruce McCandliss, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, chat about combining neuroscience with education. How does neuroscience help us understand the changes going on in the brain of a child learning to read? Why do some children struggle so profoundly? He shares his research into focusing the student’s attention on letters and sounds versus on the word as a whole.

Quotes: 

“Teachers play a huge role in shaping brain development for reading.”

“This is where education and neuroscience are coming together to create a dialogue in the space of how we support children.”

Resources:

Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction by Isabel Beck

Where Is Educational Neuroscience? by John T. Bruer, PhD

2019 Education Trends by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Minds, Brains, and Learning: Understanding the Psychological and Educational Relevance of Neuroscientific Research by James P. Byrnes

Podcast discussion guide

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Show Notes

Susan and Dr. Bruce McCandliss, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, chat about combining neuroscience with education. How does neuroscience help us understand the changes going on in the brain of a child learning to read? Why do some children struggle so profoundly? He shares his research into focusing the student’s attention on letters and sounds versus on the word as a whole.

Quotes: 

“Teachers play a huge role in shaping brain development for reading.”

“This is where education and neuroscience are coming together to create a dialogue in the space of how we support children.”

Resources:

Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction by Isabel Beck

Where Is Educational Neuroscience? by John T. Bruer, PhD

2019 Education Trends by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Minds, Brains, and Learning: Understanding the Psychological and Educational Relevance of Neuroscientific Research by James P. Byrnes

Podcast discussion guide

Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.