Floppy Phonics in Mumbai



Mumbai: The recently culminated Phonics and Reading skills workshop for international schools in Mumbai organized by Oxford University Press India met with . The workshop, spread over 3 days, was conducted by Mrs. Kate Nash, an International Teacher Trainer from UK, at the Bombay Cambridge School in Andheri (East). Kate has over 35 years’ experience in the education sector in the UK, including her role of a Principal and a Governor of 2 schools.

More than 100 teachers from over 25 International schools came together for this training program. The teachers were trained on the best practices to implement phonics and reading with young learners in classroom. During the training the teachers were exposed to Floppy Phonics, an innovative reading program published by Oxford University Press, UK. The program follows a synthetic phonics approach, which is a popular way of teaching languages and sounds to young learners.

Kate also shared strategies to improve reading in the classroom, including ideas for group/shared/individual and independent reading. Teachers particularly appreciated the varieties of tips and techniques to improve classroom management and behavior (including a ‘marshmallow’ and ‘chapatti’ clap). The workshop was insightful and thoroughly appreciated by the attending teachers and the host school. Majority of participants have requested for more of such trainings programs which help to enhance the skill and teaching methodology that will benefit students and better their learning curve.

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