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Intuitive understanding of others is really the art of picking up the myriad of clues we all give off in non verbal communication about how we are feeling at any given moment. Our brain makes millions of calculations every second to give us this information, seemingly without our involvement!At the heart of a great teacher, lies a person interested in others and how they tick!We believe that what we do impacts upon each one of the 2012 Standards and upon the personal and professional conduct of a teacher."The ice-breakers will be great for using with my tutor group and with new classes".

10 things to keep your voice beautiful! 1. Limit intake of dehydrating fluids - coffee, tea, alcohol; up water intake.2. Avoid whispering if you "lose" your voice. Speak quietly with support instead. 3. If you must shout, use support muscles! 4. Match your breath length to phonation. 5. Excessive throat clearing is too harsh for the vocal folds. Try to avoid this. 6. Improve your posture, so muscles can work effectively. 7. See if you can have voice naps during the day. 8. Try to develop a personal warm-up routine. 9. Articulate well at front of mouth. 10. When you have a cold, avoid decongestants; steam instead. Become aware of voice use. What demands are you making of your voice "off-duty" in addition to "on-duty"? If you have overdone it, try and take it easy.