domingo, 11 de abril de 2010
Fast Tip 8: Pay attention to your voice.
The tone of our voice represents an important factor when we’re talking about teaching. Not too loud. Not too low. If it’s too loud so that the students feel annoyed by it, then...it’s no good. And if it’s too low...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Everybody falls asleep. It is difficult to find a balance, but we gotta try!! Our voice, just like our position (body language), shows a lot about what we’re feeling during class. Through our voice we can transmit our enthusiasm or not...have you ever noticed that you can also catch a certain student’s attention by only changing the tone of your voice a little bit? Not mentioning those times when we feel that the lesson is kind of demotivating (long readings, for example) and we also change the tone of our voice so that the students have the chance to “wake up” and pay lively attention to what is being taught. We may not realize how important some details are. But they simply are. Our voice can help us a lot in class!! It’s time to make good use of it! Have a beautiful Sunday, colleague! See you tomorrow.