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Dec 16

Moldable Play Snow

mbernard

 How about moldable play snow to make the Orton Gillingham lesson more fun and engaging for the student?   One of the essential elements of the Orton Gillingham Approach is that it is multisensory. This means that the neural modalities by which we learn (visual, auditory, kinesthetic/tactile pathways) are engaged in every lesson. This is […]

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01
Dec 16

Sensory Play with Colorful Rice

mbernard

Who wouldn’t love to engage in sensory play with colorful rice? My students looked forward to their Orton Gillingham lessons to see what fun and messy activities I had in my basket of goodies. I made certain their fingertips were engaged in every lesson. Engaging the fingertips during an Orton Gillingham lesson is essential for […]

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14
Nov 16

Organic Pumpkin Spice Playdough

mbernard

Multisensory is one of the essential elements of the Orton Gillingham Approach. When incorporating the multisensory element in an Orton Gillingham lesson, it is important to include all of the neuro learning modalities. We learn via the visual, auditory, & kinesthetic/tactile pathways in the brain.   In this blog post, we will be focusing on […]

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14
Nov 16

Handwriting Resources Part 2

mbernard

Handwriting Resources Part 2 The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is always thrilled to have Phil and Lorna Wooldridge as our guest bloggers. This blog post is a continuation of their post submitted this last August on Handwriting Resources.     Lorna Wooldridge   Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher […]

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30
Oct 16

Strength Zone

mbernard

Finding, harnessing, and providing ample opportunity to develop student strengths is an essential part of teaching & planning. When a teacher is able to assist his students to know where their strengths lie, this enables them to know how they best “fit in” to society.       When children are given the tools to […]

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Aug 16

Handwriting Resources

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is thrilled to have Phil and Lorna Wooldridge as our guest bloggers on the topic of handwriting resources.  Lorna Wooldridge Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher Education in England, and holds a Certificate of Professional Practice from Roehampton Institute in London: “Teaching Children with […]

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