Tips for Teachers

Teachers, are you looking for tips for lesson planning, multi-sensory teaching, and organization? You’re in the right place! We have so many tips for teachers and trainings to share.

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What Does An Orton-Gillingham Lesson Look Like?

What Does an Orton-Gillingham Lesson Look Like? If you were to observe an Orton-Gillingham lesson such as Wilson, SPIRE or Barton, they would have similarities, but also plenty of differences. The same is true of a non-program-specific Orton-Gillingham lesson plan that follows the Orton-Gillingham approach. The exact lesson sequence may differ depending on where the teacher was…

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Top Five Tips For Communicating With Families of Children With Dyslexia

      The Top Five Tips For Communicating With Families of Children With Dyslexia Imagine you are a parent who has a meeting with her child’s teacher. Arriving at the school, she arrives in the office five minutes early for the appointment. The secretary directs her to sign in and take a seat. Suddenly,…

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Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Orton-Gillingham Lesson: 5 Tips to Decrease Problems

  Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Orton-Gillingham Lesson: 5 Tips to Decrease Problems   Whether you are working in a mainstream classroom, in small groups or in a one-on-one tutoring situation, you are bound to encounter the occasional behavior issue. When choosing which techniques to best help a particular situation, I find it helpful to…

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Five Ways to Celebrate Progress And Success With Struggling Readers

If you have a child or work with children who struggles with reading on a daily basis, you know what a battle it can feel like. As an Orton-Gillingham teacher who uses the Orton-Gillingham approach, I sometimes see progress in small increments, instead of leaps and bounds. Guess what? I’m OK with that. Growth might…

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Three Simple Tips for Working With Kids In A 1:1 Setting

Hi everyone! I’m sharing three tips for working with kids in a 1:1 setting today. Seems like a pretty easy topic, but it’s important. I look at different pictures of teachers in classrooms working with students,  and I’m often taken back to the days my supervisor would come during my Orton-Gillingham practicum and observe my…