The Open Door Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here is where you can read articles by our Open Door admin, tutors, and guest writers too. You’ll find tips and tricks, event and book reviews, inspirational stories, and the occasional exciting announcement too!

The Open Door Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here is where you can read articles by our Open Door admin, tutors, and guest writers too. You’ll find tips and tricks, event and book reviews, inspirational stories, and the occasional exciting announcement too!

Teaching kids how to write—is the writing on the wall?

Have you ever played MadLibs?  It’s the word game where one opponent asks the other for random nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to fill in the blanks in a pre-written story neither opponent has read before. The final outcome is silly and hilarious because the...

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Get to know your tutors: Leigha Brigham

she was in about grade two and couldn’t hardly read a single word. And by Christmas she wrote me this incredible card that said, “Dear Leigha, thank you for teaching me how to read.” And I still have that card

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Get to know your tutors: Janet Doyle

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. We’ve got some great ones so stay tuned!Get to know Janet, a wonderful tutor and teacher (and you get to meet her dog too!).

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How did advocacy play a role in launching the Right to Read Inquiry?

If you have a child with dyslexia in the Ontario education system, undoubtedly you have heard about the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) launch of its Right to Read public inquiry. In a nutshell, the Commission is investigating the Ontario education system, asking why thousands of Ontario students with reading disabilities—particularly dyslexia—are not getting the support they need to learn how to read.

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Get to know your tutors: Bianca Amaral-Stewart

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. We’ve got some great ones so stay tuned! Get to know Bianca, another long-time tutor who also works and teaches at Algonquin College. https://youtu.be/e8dg2neFjPQ Transcript:...

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Get to know your tutors: Emily Dale

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. We’ve got some great ones so stay tuned!

Get to know Emily! Not only is she an amazing tutor, but she is also a key member of our admin team who fills the role of admin assistant.

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