An Orton-Gillingham based education blog sharing multisensory teaching strategies, information and ideas for teaching reading.

5 Ways to Find Calm (You Owe This To Yourself)

Posted by Brainspring on 4th Nov 2020

Dear Teachers, I want you to know first and upmost, YOU are valued. As a former teacher, I know all the work that goes into teaching under typical circumstances. Teaching during this pandemic is far f … read more

Teaming up to Tackle Homework Together

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Aug 2020

Homework battles have plagued the educational system for over a century.  Early in the nineteenth century, many people worried homework caused undue stress on children, so homework demands were eased … read more

Five Ways to Slow the Teacher Slide

Posted by Brainspring on 16th Jul 2020

Many of us in the education community have heard about the summer slide that our students experience. But what about us educators? How many of us have participated in useful professional development, … read more

13 Ways to Reduce Student Anxiety

Posted by Marguerite Foshee on 2nd Apr 2020

During this very strange and anxiety-provoking time, we find ourselves constantly thinking of our students and how to best help them. Marguerite, a veteran teacher, has a bag of tricks up her sleeve t … read more