Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

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 Students Comfortable Going Back To School

Posted by Brainspring on 3rd Sep 2020

In these new and challenging times, we as parents and teachers face many decisions to make regarding our children’s safety and well-being. This protection comes not only in the physical (masks, hand w … read more

13 Ways to Reduce Student Anxiety

Posted by Marguerite Foshee on 1st 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

Reducing Stress and Anxiety in the Classroom

Posted by Georgia Diamantopoulos on 26th Sep 2019

High levels of stress and anxiety in a learning environment can significantly affect a student’s learning, retention, and motivation. It is critical to examine how we are engaging our students so we c … read more

The Power of Confidence: Thoughts from a Tutor

Posted by Brainspring on 6th Aug 2019

For many students, their struggle to read has made them feel self-conscious or even like a failure. They don’t understand why reading seems to come so easy to their peers and why they can’ … read more