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

Asking For Help

Posted by Brainspring on 9th Dec 2020

We have all heard the saying, “it takes a village” when referring to raising children. Whether your village is family, friends, your child’s school staff, church members, daycare, babysitters, anyone … read more

Classrooms in the Time of Coronavirus

Posted by Brainspring on 16th Sep 2020

Welcome to a brave new world, teachers! In this new world, teachers are doing what we’ve always done: We’re doing our best to educate our students within a system of high demands and often limited res … 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