LOOKI9_26_06_bNG AFTER YOUR VOICE IN THE CLASSROOM DURING PRAC.

This article on Diigo has inspired me to share what I have seen in the classroom on Prac.

While on Prac I have seen the classroom teacher using an interesting voice amplifying device to save her voice and help her own hearing problem and assist the children in the class with hearing impairments. It is very light and easy to use and as you always have it with you it gives you easy access when children are extra loud (in addition to the other tactics like holding your arm up in the air and being silent until the teacher can speak or the clapping routine that children join in with when their behaviour and noise is getting out of hand.

I have used it on several occasions now as the class consists of 28 young children who are very loud when talking together all at the same time. It is very helpful, gets the children’s attention and definitely saves your voice. This one, however does not work in the outside environment. This article points to the company that makes these devices – The Phonic Ear.

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http://ww2.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/84320/

Topic about saving your voice contributed by:

https://groups.diigo.com/group/icts-and-pedagogy/content/user/w0067456

Referring to w0067456 addition of the following article about Teacher’s looking after their voices in the classroom.

Saving the Most Valuable Teaching Tool — Teachers’ Voices | Michael J. Pitma…

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