26 May 2008Add to My Folder
Top tips on how to use your voice healthily and effectively when starting teaching to avoid long-term damage
Full-time teaching can be a huge shock to the system – physically, emotionally and also vocally.
There are few professions that use their voices as much as teachers. Voices are used throughout the day in the classroom, as well as communicating with colleagues, parents and support organisations. If you don’t use your voice properly, you are not aware of your voice, or misuse it, and this can lead to vocal strain – or at worst, vocal damage: something you definitely want to avoid unless you wish to speak with a weak, raspy voice!
Prevention and knowledge about the voice is key to preventing vocal strain. If you are in a job where you can potentially injure yourself, you need to know how to prevent this; this is also the case with the voice!