What is it about their teaching style that achieves such positive results? Are their lesson plans more comprehensive? Are their resources more interesting?
It may be surprising but what often sets these teachers apart from the rest is how they speak with their classes. By becoming the most interesting person in the room, many teachers can truly engage their students in learning – leading to better learning outcomes for students and more effective classroom management.
They manage this by utilising the five voices. And you can, too.
Our 5voices methodology enables teachers to harness the power of their voices to truly engage their students, establish their authority in the classroom without resorting to shouting, and enable their students to get the most from their teaching.
If you’re struggling to stay in control of your class, teaching becomes infinitely more difficult. And when you’re not able to engage your students effectively with your voice, this can negatively impact your control over their behaviour and learning.
Many teachers worry their voice is too soft, or not strong enough to get students’ attention so it feels like an uphill battle every time your class gets excitable or distracted.
If this resonates with you, we can help. Even if you’ve tried everything else, our voice training is designed specifically for those working in education with proven results to help you use exactly the right tone when you need to take control.
A resilient and expressive voice is crucial for teachers. With the use of your voice, you’re able to create the right classroom atmosphere, help students understand when they are expected to listen or respond, or be quiet because you need their attention.
Children have a short attention span and an ineffective voice can lead to irritating or low-level misbehaviour amongst students. Boring, monotonous voices will not hold their interest, minds wander, focus shifts, and classroom behaviour degenerates.
However, your voice is more interesting when variation is used. Learning vocal variation helps your students to take in what you’re saying and it holds their attention for longer. A class of attentive students not only achieves better learning outcomes but makes classroom management easier for you.
As teachers, we strive to teach so that our students will learn. For students to be effective learners, your lessons need to be communicated with a stimulating and engaging delivery. This makes the processing of information much easier and more effective. And this is what The 5voices teaches.
Our 5voices training has helped thousands of teachers use variety in their voices to effectively control their classrooms, engage their students, improve learning outcomes and push on in their careers. And we can help you, too.
At its core, The 5voices is about identifying and learning to execute different tones of voice, which help create an effective teaching and learning environment in the classroom.
A career in teaching can be hugely rewarding. But if you’re questioning whether teaching is for you because you’re struggling to gain control of discipline or effectively engage your students in their learning, you’re not alone. All the lesson plans and best intentions may feel pointless and unappreciated if your students are uninterested or demonstrating misbehaviour when you’re attempting to teach them. Not to mention the negative impact on your confidence as a teaching professional.
And when you feel like you can’t teach effectively because you’re struggling to control your students, it’s hardly surprising that many teachers worry about the impact on their careers.
By utilising your voice in a more effective way you’re able to be more engaging, command attention and enable greater enjoyment of your teaching for both you and your students, without resorting to shouting or over-reliance on a firm tone of voice.
You needn’t accept defeat if difficult classroom management or lack of engagement are plaguing your teaching days. By learning how to use your five voices effectively, develop and protect your voice with vocal exercises and care for your voice with soothing practices, it helps you master your classroom management.
By reducing lost teaching days through absence and maximising your effectiveness in the classroom, you can ensure that you’re always able to give your best when teaching, and truly engage and motivate your students to achieve better learning outcomes.
What’s more, by understanding how to command your voice in any learning situation, you will gain the confidence to handle whatever your teaching day throws at you.
Our 5voices methodology reveals how the five main voices for effective teaching can help teachers:
You will need to be able to use your voice at a professional skills level in order to communicate effectively in the classroom. Read and consider the following statements. Mark each statement yes or no according to your view of your voice.