READ Podcast


The Windward Institute's Research Education Advocacy Podcast 

Host Danielle Gomez interviews prominent researchers, thought leaders and practitioners in education and child development.

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READ Podcast Reviews

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As a parent of a current 7th grader (and someone who is dyslexic) I am learning so much by listening to you and, separately, listening to the various pieces by Emily Hanford at Educate/PRI that your guest Dr. Gillis recommended on a recent episode.  


This podcast has inspired and taught me so much as an educator especially in the difficult times we have faced this past year. The lessons and tools it provides allows me to be a stronger advocate for my students and it offers information necessary to ensure the success of my students!


Great podcast for teachers who are looking to expand their knowledge on everything from understanding dyslexia to best teaching practices!

Avid ‘READ’er

READ is a refreshing and informative podcast for parents and educators alike. I appreciate READ’s inclusive nature and unique ability to disseminate information to all audiences, regardless of prior knowledge.

An insightful and refreshing take on learning!

As a School Psychologist, I find great joy in the READ podcasts, utilizing their refreshing point of view on how children learn, and how educators and families best reach their students and kids. I highly recommend these quick and easy to listen to podcasts to stay updated and educated in the field in order to continue providing the best services possible! Thank you to all those involved for providing relevant and next level information for anyone who works with children.

Thoughtful Insight

As someone who works in education, this podcast provides a really thoughtful, different and young perspective on the challenges and changes we’re facing in education today. I think for educators this is a powerful resource they can leverage to enhance their craft and tap into new, thoughtful teaching practices.

Provides Fun Opportunities to Learn about Literacy

The READ podcast not only piques my curiosity as a listener invested in learning more about literacy, but also provides me with practical knowledge as an educator. Thank you to the Windward Institute for your contributions regarding the dissemination of these insightful topics. I am certainly looking forward to future episodes!

Much Needed Niche Filled

This podcast touches upon topics that are so important for people who have children in their life in any capacity, whether it be as a parent, educator, or advocate. Such interesting information, presented clearly and in a way that kept me wanting more!

Listen to Episode 58 - Leadership as a Lifelong Journey with NCLD CEO Jacqueline Rodriguez, PhDWith a new episode each month, READ Podcast offers insights in research, education, and advocacy by

  • applying research in practice across educational contexts
  • connecting with prominent researchers and thought leaders in education
  • discussing important advocacy issues related to supporting students with language-based learning disabilities and all learners

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We explore topics related to

  • language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia 
  • educational neuroscience 
  • the development of the reading brain 
  • language and literacy 
  • best teaching practices 
  • teacher preparation and professional development 
  • child development 
  • trends in the education, research, and advocacy communities 
  • parenting 
  • pioneering work conducted by Windward 

READ Podcast is produced by The Windward School and The Windward Institute. READ is hosted by Danielle Gomez.

About READ: READ, the Research Education ADvocacy Podcast connects you with prominent researchers, thought leaders, and educators who share their work, insights, and expertise about current research and best practices in fields of education and child development.

Note: All information and insights shared demonstrate the expertise and views of our guests and does not constitute an endorsement by The Windward Institute or The Windward School.