Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

“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

Reading Anxiety in Children

Posted by Brainspring on 18th Feb 2021

[Editor’s Note: This article was first published in August 2019.] If you watch television, are on social media, listen to the radio, or read magazines, you have likely seen dozens of advertiseme … read more

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

Getting Them to Believe

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Oct 2020

Teaching students with learning disabilities and dyslexia for almost twenty years, I have first-hand knowledge of how effective Orton-Gillingham (OG), a multi-sensory approach, is for students with la … 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 15th 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