Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Let Assessment Be Your Guide

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Feb 2021

If you have been a teacher for any length of time, you have been bombarded with the idea of “using data to guide instruction.” Occasionally, however, the amount of data demanded is confusing – and qui … read more

“Stop making the words swirl!”

Posted by Brainspring on 28th Jan 2021

Almost seven years ago, I attended a class called “How to Screen for Dyslexia” instructed by Susan Barton, author of The Barton Spelling System and recognized by the International Dyslexia Association … read more

The Importance of Dyslexia Legislation

Posted by Autumn Templeton on 5th Feb 2020

Many states have passed dyslexia laws in order to identify and help students with dyslexia. The goal of these legislative changes is to regulate early screenings, professional development, and early i … read more

Where do I start with my students?

Posted by Brainspring on 31st Aug 2016

Hi everyone, Thank you for emailing me your questions about Phonics First! I love hearing from you, especially you teachers I had a blast working with in Arkansas over the summer. Keep the questions c … read more

Teachers Should Stop Doing This One Thing

Posted by Brainspring on 15th Oct 2015

Hi everyone, I’ve been having a fantastic week coaching teachers I trained in Phonics First over the summer. I love getting to see teachers who were sitting in my class in their own classrooms teachin … read more

Important Data You May Not Be Keeping

Posted by Brainspring on 5th Aug 2015

Hi everyone, I feel like I’ve been neglecting you, but as I mentioned in one of my last posts, I’m on the road for several weeks meeting and training new teachers in Phonics First. I get to meet wonde … read more