AN EXAMPLE OF A WHOLE DAY PROGRAMME Session one: Bronze Level - The Basics Introduction to the many facets involved in Olympic speaking; the role of posture and breath; word and sound games for finding an expressive range; the physical gymnastics of vocal excellence; connecting the voice and body; vocal circuit training; awareness of why and how teachers suffer vocally.Session two: Silver Level - The Race Often done in smaller groups - discovering a balanced voice as a default mode; the vocal folds in action; the Talking Voice vocal anatomy quiz; tips for staying healthy; warning sings of trouble ahead, Taking evasive action; voice saving exercises from speech therapy. Session three:Gold Level - The Winners' Podium Performance skills for keeping attention; emotionally intelligent classroom management; the power of your chosen words; how your body and voice communicate together; two models for understanding student learning modes; opportunities for individuals to practise putting it all together!
HITTING THE STANDARDS FROM 2012 For any teacher, communication skills are paramount to running a clear, encouraging and stimulating environment in which young minds flourish. Effective communication relies on a teacher having a multitude of skills available at any one moment. Within any classroom a teacher needs to be somebody worth listening to. As a core strength, teachers need to have a voice which can stand the test of hours of talking. Creating a stimulating environment, leading through the chosen curriculum, using differentiated approaches appropriate to each lesson amanaging behaviour are only possible if the teacher in question feels confident about their ability to voice their wishes, whether literally or through their own blanguage. nd ody "I'm going to remember to breathe before I speak, especially when a situation might be stressful".