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BUZZ
a phonics intervention programme

A phonics intervention programme that reinforces previous phonics teaching and works at the pace of the individual learner. In BUZZ, the phonics stages are broken down into many small sections which are revised/retaught in short daily lessons five minute one on one lessons delivered by a teacher, teacher aide or helper. Students have to work through the sections to complete the BUZZ stage and thus be allowed to hit the BUZZ buzzer and earn a certificate of completion.

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The Programme

For students who require more practice and extra opportunities for over learning in phonics.

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Training courses

Click to view the dates and locations of Yolanda’s next two-hour BUZZ training course.

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Teaching videos

Watch the BUZZ lessons.

Course calendar

View all of Yolanda’s upcoming courses including BUZZ.

Key programme features

BUZZ lessons are explicit and follow an order and sequence of progression.

Learning is broken down into many small achievable bites.

There are clear levels to work through to achieve the end goal of hitting the buzzer.

Children chart their own progress and learn at their own pace.

It is a success-oriented programme.

Repetition, repetition, repetition.

The lessons are short and regular.

Children come to the lessons excited and motivated to learn.

Because the lessons are so short (5 minutes), they are more easily fitted into the busy school day.

News and updates

First course announced in Auckland!

Yolanda is excited to announce she will be running her first BUZZ training course in October. Click to details.

Buzz pilot scheme a success!

The BUZZ pilot scheme being taught in 2021 at six schools in New Zealand is almost over. Feedback so far has been incredibly positive. Once all the feedback is in, we will get the programme ready and it will become available for all.

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Course hours

136

Courses taken

1311

Teachers trained

19

Course locations

Early registration essential!

Most of Yolanda's courses usually fill rapidly so we suggest booking quickly to secure a place.