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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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13
Aug 16

Integrating RTI with Special Education

mbernard

    Several years ago, I taught special education for a rural school district in the Midwest. Though Response to Intervention (RTI) was a general education initiative, I nonetheless became very intrigued about the premise behind the model. I attended workshops and conferences on RTI because in the end, the students were dependent upon the fidelity […]

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13
Jul 16

A Dyslexia Screener

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is pleased to introduce to you our friend, Mike Jones. Mike is passionate about helping children with Dyslexia and changing the way it is perceived in schools and education law. After qualifying to assess and teach those with dyslexia (RSA Dip SpLD), he spent 10 years teaching children and adults before […]

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Jun 16

Who Owns the Orton Gillingham Approach?

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is often asked about whether or not we are “accredited,” or whether or not we are aligned with a particular agency or organization. It appears people are looking for clarification surrounding the Orton Gillingham Approach because there is much confusion about what it is and where to receive quality training. […]

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May 16

The Lows and Highs of Dyslexia

mbernard

We are so thrilled to have Danny Duignan and from Manchester, England as our guest blogger. Danny is the Health and Safety Advisor for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Danny grew up with Dyslexia and has a passion to advocate for others with Dyslexia. Thank-you, Danny, for your transparency & for allowing us at the […]

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