http://abcdoes.typepad.com/abc-does-a-blog/2011/08/the-teaching-of-reading-and-phonics-debbie-hepplewhite.html When I critiqued his blog on early reading he deleted my post. But to give him his due he has allowed Debbie Hepplewhite her sayon his almighty blog and she is equally critical, but probably a little more diplomatic than I was. And, of course,she is now backed by OUP, the leading educational publisher bar none. Useful people to have on board when, like ABC, you are trying to build a consultancy career. "Some of the methods I used to teach reading were less like 'strategies' and more like old wives tales!", he now states. "When I think about some of the ways I used to teach reading and spelling my toes curl (just a bit)! " Well good. Your toes should be curled. Your "methods" should be consigned to history. You should not have pretended to your followers that you knew best. You should not have persuaded "practitioners" to part with taxpayers' hard-earned cash for you to spout this tosh. You should have done your research. Your should have put in the work. You should have become knowledgeable before you advised others. You should be ashamed. You should apologise.