Thanks, Corey. It was very informative and easy for the non-teachers in the room to follow. I’ve left with a lot of great ideas.
— OG Tutor, Delta
Thanks for helping me revisit phonological awareness. I know where my gaps are in teaching, and what I am doing that is working well.
— Teacher, North Vancouver
Wonderful workshop! Highly informative and practical.
— Teacher, Langley
The workshop was very thorough and well organized. Thank you for the wealth of information as well as the ready-made teaching materials.
— Learning Assistance Teacher, Vancouver
The content of the workshop was excellent and the delivery was very thorough. Corey is an excellent facilitator, very professional , clearly very knowledgeable and able to present with ease and humour. I learned a lot and look forward to hearing of future workshops. Thank you!
— Teacher, West Vancouver
Your workshops were extremely beneficial to me and have put the “spark” back into my instruction these past couple of days. It certainly made me miss the OG community in the Lower Mainland. Thanks again for inspiring me and modeling just how dynamic and interactive an afternoon can be.
— Teacher, Ontario

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Being that I teach intermediate students who continue to struggle with decoding & encoding, this workshop really provided me with some strong underlying knowledge of the mechanics of language in a very meaningful way. I am shocked that most teachers are missing this type of training. It is an invaluable tool to bettering our teaching and facilitating literacy development in our students. If every teacher had this knowledge there would be more mastery at a younger age and less of those we find in grades 4 & 5 who continue to struggle with the basics. Thank you for offering it – I would love to continue learning at REACH.
— Private School Elementary Teacher, West Vancouver
I have learned a lot about how to teach phonics, and about the English language. It has also made me aware of how much there is to learn still. I would love to hear about any upcoming workshops that might be geared towards intermediate students (morphology & syntax). Thank you.
— Teacher, North Vancouver
Corey, you are an amazing instructor! Your sense of humour enabled me to stay on task, want to learn the “new” material with eagerness and excitement. I would recommend this course to anyone who works with children so that they can instruct them properly. Thank you for helping me bring this “new” material in the classroom so that I can apply it properly to my little cutie pies.
— Special Educator, North Vancouver
Very informative. All teachers should be made to take this course. Very well presented. The humor you gave made an otherwise dry subject memorable. The course material is well written, easy to read. Very motivated to get my full teaching degree now!
— Mother of LD Child
Well worth the heat and giving up part of the summer to attend. It would be a great workshop to have at each school and make mandatory for at least all primary teachers if not all elementary. Materials and practice of concepts very helpful. I feel more confident about stepping into the LA position now.
— LAC Teacher, North Vancouver
You’re a dynamic presenter. You’ve turned the light bulb back in my head. Can’t wait to try this out in September.
— SEA, Vancouver
This was a terrific workshop as I had never known the reasons behind the spelling rules. I really do wish this was given in teacher’s college. It would have been great to have gone into morphology a little more, but I do understand about time constraints. It would be great to have a follow up workshop to see how it has been implemented in classrooms. I enjoyed all the activities provided.
— Teacher, Vancouver
Thank you for the enjoyable workshop. I learned a lot, even having taken the (O-G) course in Prince George (many years ago). I especially liked the kinaesthetic clues because I am not a kinaesthetic learner myself. I love the Step Into Phonics guidebook and I pray that our K, 1 and 2 teachers will see the great value in all of us working from the same page! Thanks for your sense of humour in presentation.
— Teacher, Agassiz
Thank you for your very humorous presentation of content (lots of content). While it will take some time for me to integrate new learning or the “why” behind the information presented it will, and has, certainly enriched my understanding. I love that you love words and that enthusiasm is catchy! Thanks again.
— Learning Assistance Teacher, North Vancouver
Thanks, Corey. It was very informative and easy for the non-teachers in the room to follow. I’ve left with a lot of great ideas.
— OG Tutor, Delta
Thanks for helping me revisit phonological awareness. I know where my gaps are in teaching, and what I am doing that is working well.
— Teacher, North Vancouver
The workshop was very thorough and well organized. Thank you for the wealth of information as well as the ready-made teaching materials.
— Learning Assistance Teacher, Vancouver
The content of the workshop was excellent and the delivery was very thorough. Corey is an excellent facilitator, very professional, clearly very knowledgeable and able to present with ease and humour. I learned a lot and look forward to hearing of future workshops. Thank you!
— Teacher, West Vancouver