I received my MA in education along with a Reading Specialist Credential in 1998. At that time, nothing about dyslexia was mentioned.

That’s how I know that most teachers don’t know about dyslexia. Well, that and because I often get blank stares from teachers when I talk about dyslexia.

All of the training I took for learning more about how to teach struggling readers was after getting my Master’s Degree. Think about that.

In order to learn how to teach reading extremely well, I had to put my education first, and spend my out-of-pocket money to learn new strategies, above and beyond a Master's Degree.

That's exactly what we need to create equity in classrooms.

One of the pieces of training I purchased was for the Lindamood Bell LiPS Program and Seeing Stars.

I highly recommend their programs.

Other websites I love:

Reading Horizons

Five Ways to Build Lasting Self-Esteem

Recognizing Dyslexia May Prevent Low Self-Esteem and Anxiety


University of Oregon

Orthographic Mapping

Speech is Beautiful

Really Great Reading

Dr. Dan Willingham's


International Dyslexia Association

What Teachers Should Know About Reading

Reading Rockets!

Keys for Learning

The Orton Gillingham Online Academy


The Orton Gillingham Online Academy