Part 1: Are educators being adequately prepared for the challenges of teaching reading?

season 1, EPISODE 1

The first episode of the inaugural season of Podclassed is part one of a two-part series exploring pre-service teacher preparation. Hear from Patricia, a veteran teacher from Indiana; Rob Rickenbrode, Senior Managing Director Teacher Preparation Studies for the National Council on Teacher Quality; and Dr. Emily Cantrell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts Education, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M.

Expert Guests

Rob Rickenbrode

Rob Rickenbrode

Senior Managing Director, Teacher Preparation Strategies, National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

Robert Rickenbrode served as the Chief Academic Officer and mathematics/computer science teacher for the Cesar Chavez Charter Schools in DC for nine years prior to joining NCTQ. Before that, he worked in the San Juan School District in Utah and for seven years and was a member of the ‘Ndahoo’aah Summer Program at Monument Valley High School. He is on the board of the Bryant Woods Montessori School in Maryland. He holds a MA in applied economics from John Hopkins University and a BS in economics from the California Institute of Technology. 

Dr. Emily Cantrell

Dr. Emily Cantrell

Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts, Texas A&M

Emily Binks-Cantrell, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor of Reading and Language Arts Education at Texas A&M University, where she is also the Reading and Language Arts Program Area Coordinator and Director of the Texas A&M Reading Clinic. Dr. Cantrell has published numerous articles on teacher preparation and has presented at international conferences. 


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