Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Phonics First in a Virtual Classroom: A Guide for Parents

Posted by Brainspring (StephanieCastillo) on 10th May 2021

Hi Parents! If you’re reading this, your child receives phonics instruction using a program called Phonics First®. As we all adapt to virtual classrooms, your help with Phonics First® will be very im … read more

Finishing the School Year Strong

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Apr 2021

Soon, the 2020-21 school year will come to an end! Along with the excitement (and the kids think THEY are excited!), always comes a sense of urgency and regret. I feel like I could have done more, cou … read more

“My Word for the Year is Compassion.”

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Mar 2021

There is no doubt that 2020 had been a very challenging year (and 2021 hasn’t seen a drastic improvement)! Throughout all, teachers and parents have tried very hard to adjust, sometimes doing it well … 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

Deep Reading Amid A Digital World

Posted by Brainspring on 2nd Dec 2020

Educators have been thrown onto the fast track of digital instruction. During this time, many have reflected on current trends of teaching instruction as well as learning and adapting to new ways of d … read more