Emma Williams has ten years experience working in Bogles Pre-Primary School in Carriacou and also assists slow learners in secondary school. In 2006 she introduced Jolly Phonics to her school with remarkable results. She travels to the main island of Grenada to demonstrate teaching with Jolly Phonics, and teachers from schools there have visited her classroom to observe her teaching. She says, “It works and it is fun”.
Nerissa Fortune has used Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar with her students and had great results. She has travelled to various schools on the Tri-island State of Grenada and neighbouring islands, helping teachers and talking to them about Jolly Phonics. She currently specialises at her primary school in Carriacou, teaching reading to students from all grades.
I am an English teacher and have taught in a bilingual primary school and kindergarten in Argentina for more than 10 years. I got thrilled with Synthetic Phonics many years ago and I have been using the method ever since. I now live in México city and would love to share my experience with other teachers in México.
Pilar has been teaching kindergarten for the past 7 years at International schools in Mexico City. She has a degree in communications and another one in preschool education. She has experience in the fine and gross motor skills as well as on learning through inquiry, teaching for learning and in constructivist educational approaches. She loves Jolly Phonics because of its multisensory approach that helps include all the children with their multiple intelligences (visual, kinesthetic, auditory, etc.) and helps them succeed in their reading and writing processes. She loves teaching and find her students´ success very satisfying. She is willing to travel around Mexico to give training during school holidays and weekends.
Beth is a Psychologist and Pre –School Educator. She has been working since 2005 as a preschool teacher at a bi-cultural and inquiry-based teaching school in Mexico City. She had seen the results of Jolly Phonics in another school in Brazil before she started implementing it herself. She is amazed by the outcome in reading and writing in her students, especially by the multi-sensory methodology Jolly Phonics offers to reach different learning styles. She is excited to share her experience with other teachers in Mexico.
Chelsea has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in Spanish Language and Literature, is TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified, has a certificate in Literature Advocacy, and has taken many International Baccalaureate courses. She is enthusiastic about training others how to use Jolly Phonics effectively. She is based in Mexico City but will travel throughout Mexico, Latin America, or anywhere!
Valeria has over 15 years teaching experience and a masters degree in education. When she first learned about jolly phonics she absolutely fell in love with it and became a fervent and enthusiastic Jolly Phonics follower and user ever since. She tried the program in difficult social contexts in public schools in Mexico and was amazed with the results. She believes that the program works wonders with all children. She has 10 years of experience designing and giving teacher training in the minister of education of the state of Aguascalientes.
Elsa Jackson spent her formative years in England and has taught with Jolly Phonics for several years on St Vincent, in Kindergarten and grade 1. She now supports teachers from Kindergarten to grade 5 who have children struggling to read and she continues to use Jolly Phonics as part of the remedial programme. Over the years of working with the programme she has been amazed at the performance of the students and the results achieved.
Jim Bourgeois has over 35 years experience as a teacher and school administrator in Canada. He has used Jolly Phonics for many years and more recently he has given training in its use. He has seen the remarkable gains from this kind of teaching. He is originally from Trinidad and now based there again.
Synthetic phonics has spread throughout the world as a teaching tool and Jolly Phonics has been seen as an extensive, child-centered, multi-sensory programme that allows for teachers to secure the learning of English for children; including those who have English as an additional language. Schools in Mexico have been finding that in using Jolly Phonics to learn English, it is a quick and entertaining way that children find fun and engaging.
DESTECA have created a video showing just that! To watch it click here.