“I have been a teacher since 1992.  When I went to college to study Early Childhood and Elementary Education, I was taught the Whole Language Approach for reading.  Surround kids with books and they will learn to read and love to read.  I taught for several years and then went on to get my Masters in Education, where I was taught to teach balanced literacy and the 3-cueing method for teaching reading.  All I can say is that the OG training was mind-blowing.  Why did I not know all of this as a teacher?? Why hadn’t I learned this when obtaining my undergrad and masters degree in teaching!   No wonder I did not know how to help my struggling readers.”