Filling The Pail Podcast | Dr. Judith Hochman & Greg Ashman

In this episode, Dr. Judith Hochman talks to Greg Ashman about the origins of her method for developing writing skills and the contrast between her method and a writing program. Judy and Greg discuss the differences between this approach and other methods for teaching writing. Along the way, Judy gives practical advice on how the technique should be embedded in content and how best to prepare for standardized assessments that require large amounts of writing from young students. Judy and Greg also discuss the importance of a knowledge-rich curriculum and ponder the solutions to fixing the knowledge-lite, skills-based approach to education in the U.S. and Australia.