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How Do I Organize My Riggs Day?

Teaching the Riggs Institute’s comprehensive, coherent language arts program requires a significant time commitment. When Riggs teachers first learn that they will be devoting about 2.5 hours a day to the teaching of language arts, they sometimes (often) panic. Yikes! How can they teach Riggs for 2.5 hours a day? And where will they get 2.5 hours per day? And so on.

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Do Riggs Teachers Need Training?

When Myrna McCulloch began to work with her teachers to implement this method at a little private school in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977, she worried about getting everything just right. Although her teachers had received the recommended 40-hours of training from Oma Riggs herself, McCulloch still worried. Because she wanted her teachers to do a perfect job, she worried and worried.

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Ten "Rules" for Preventing Reading Failure

Sometimes I get a phone call, sometimes a text, and sometimes the call comes via email or in person during one of our training workshops, but however it comes, it often includes a request for a cheat sheet--for some version of a “Rules for Riggs teachers” list. Over and over again, people want to know what’s non-negotiable.

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