Voice in the Classroom

The Teaching Excellence Program

Written by Laura Washington, TE Instructional Coach

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There is an elephant in the room that many of us do not think about on a daily basis but is extremely important in the world of teaching and education. That is the importance of your VOICE. As educators, our voices are the link between our students and their auditory learning. Teachers that are new to the classroom must convey a sense of strength, urgency, confidence, and warmth all with their vocal chords. As the new school year approaches, think about the following things as you prepare yourself (and your voice) to lead your students to success.

Pitch

Pitch is the unique sound that comes from the vibration of your vocal chords. It is the strongest and purest version of your voice and should be used when you want to deliver an important piece of information.

To find your natural pitch, relax…

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