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Voice Skills For Teachers CPD Course Preview

Cost of this course: £29.99 (no VAT)

Guaranteed results* : Lifetime access : Study in your own time : Continuing Professional Development Certificate awarded upon successful completion

‘Voice Skills For Teachers’ Course tutor: Marina Deestan-Jones, Managing Director, Sounds Right Limited

Marina learned her speaking skills initially in Drama School, has been an actress, a Performing Arts teacher and lecturer; a senior assessor, examiner and ambassador for a leading Spoken English Examining Board, a school teacher, a professional Voice Tutor and a Trustee for a leading Voice Network and Charity.

 

    This 30+ lectures, nearly 3 hours of videos course is a convenient and affordable way for you to learn many things about your voice, avoid problems resulting from overuse of your voice and enhance your performance and your students’ performance in the classroom.

    Topics covered include:

    • How your voice works
    • how your posture affects your voice
    • the challenges of the average teaching day
    • vocal techniques for enhanced vocal delivery
    • how you can best deal with problematic acoustics
    • a daily vocal warm-up
    • and much more.

     
    By the end of the course you will understand your vocal mechanism better, know how to keep it healthy and make the most of your vocal delivery in the classroom; protecting your teaching voice and well-being, and of course your job!

    There are several quizzes through the course for testing yourself how much you’ve retained from the lectures.

    Our Continuing Professional Development Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
     
    This course has been delivered offline as well as online in a variety of institutions and professional environments.

    It has been positively received, evaluated and endorsed for its relevance, content and practical application for CPD by a number of institutions:

    • University of Bangor, Wales for its relevance to Language Teachers;
    • University of San Jose, California for the importance of voice when teaching online;
    • South Cheshire College, England which considered it to be one of the most relevant of in-service sessions received;
    • NUT and ATL Teaching Unions in the U.K. whose members regularly suffer voice problems;
    • London Zoo Education and Outreach Dept. who use voice in a variety of situations throughout the day;
    • and a number of individual teachers, lecturers and business professionals for whom the speaking voice is most important.

     
    The academic content and methodology has also met the standards of Voice Care Network UK – the leading provider of voice health training in the U.K.

     

    Course menu and description:

     

    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 1: Course Introduction
       
      Lecture 2: The Case for Teacher Voice Training

      In an interview with Marina, former Senior Education Consultant Don Nixon makes the case for the importance of voice training for teachers.

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    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 2: Understanding The Vocal Mechanism

       
      Lecture 1: Introduction to How The Voice Works
       
      The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the student to the workings of the vocal mechanism and to give a basic understanding of how the voice works. 04.02mins

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    • Lecture 2: Vocal Folds (Pt1)
       
      This lecture introduces the student to the vital role played in voice production by the vocal folds (or cords) and how important it is to keep the folds moist during the working day or for extended voice use.  04.11mins
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    • Lecture 3: Vocal Folds (Pt2)
       
      This lecture explains how diet, lifestyle and environment affect the voice and how we can avoid hazards and pitfalls during the professional day.  07.56mins
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    • Lecture 4: How Posture Affects the Voice
       
      This lecture explains how posture – how we sit, stand and move – can affect the voice and how it is important to consider good posture when using the voice each and every day.
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    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 3: Posture and Alignment

       
      Lecture 1: Introduction to Posture and Alignment
       
      If the voice is to sound appropriate for the teaching situation, then the body has to assume the correct posture and this means avoiding tension and common postural misuses.  01.51mins
       
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      Lecture 2: Examples of Incorrect Posture
       
      This lecture illustrates common examples of postural misuse – often seen in the teaching situation – and the effect they have on the voice.  09.51mins
       
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      Lecture 3: Balanced Posture and Alignment
       
      Good voice use means good posture and this lecture illustrates how we can achieve balanced alignment so that our body is best placed to produce good vocal sound.  05.57mins
       
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    • Section 4: Demands on the Teacher’s Voice
       
      Lecture 1: Considering the Average Teaching Day
       
      We look at the typical pressures of the teaching day and the demands placed on the teaching voice. 06.00mins
       
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    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 5: Vocal Techniques for Enhanced Delivery
       
      Lecture 1: Introduction to Vocal Techniques

       
      This lecture explains the vocal techniques a teacher needs to understand and use in order to have a varied and effective delivery for a wide range of educational situations and environments. 01.47mins
       
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      Lecture 2: Breathing
       
      Breath underpins all work on the voice and good breath control is vital for a voice that needs to carry easily and reach all listeners. This lecture looks at supportive breathing.  17.23mins
       
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      Lecture 3: Articulation
       
      This lecture explains why clear articulation is so important when delivering information in the learning environment and how we can achieve and strengthen our vocal clarity.  07.58mins
       
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      Lecture 4: Articulation – Vowel Sounds
       
      This lecture explains how vowels carry the sound and how long and short vowels give our speech clarity. 09.04mins
       
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      Lecture 5: Articulation – Consonant Sounds
       
      This lecture explains how consonants give speech distinction and how and where the consonants are formed. 09.25mins
       
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      Lecture 6: Articulation – Conclusion
       
      We look at more examples of good articulation and how practising and working the organs of articulation to strengthen our diction can be fun and enjoyable.  04.17mins
       
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      Lecture 7: Pitch
       
      This lecture explains how pitch variation adds interest to the teaching voice and illustrates how the pitch range can be safely extended for increased modulation.  09.02mins
       
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      Lecture 8: Resonance
       
      Resonance helps to amplify the voice and this is important in the different environments within which the teaching voice may have to work. We look at the resonators and how to exercise them so that the teaching voice may be amplified easily and effectively.  07.26mins
       
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      Lecture 9: Volume
       
      This lecture explains how focus and intention give projection. Projection gives the voice carrying power and ensures it reaches its intended target.  05.09mins
       
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      Lecture 10: Tone Colour
       
      This lecture looks at the emotional thought behind the words and how the psychological and physical work together to colour the voice for its appropriate content and delivery.  10.20mins
       
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      Lecture 11: Vocal Techniques – Recap
       
      This lecture recaps on the techniques covered and the role they play in enriching vocal delivery and giving variety, warmth, conviction and authority to the teaching voice. 2.08mins
       
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    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 6: Challenging Acoustics
       
      Lecture 1: Introduction to Difficult Teaching Spaces
       
      Many times teachers have to work in less than perfect spaces and teaching areas. We look at how these can impact on the teaching voice. 04.00mins
       
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      Lecture 2: The Assembly Hall
       
      This lecture looks at how to use the voice in a big space – the Assembly Hall.  02.32mins
       
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      Lecture 3: The Science Lab
       
      This lecture looks at the vocal techniques to be employed in the science lab.  01.22mins
       
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      Lecture 4: The Sports Field
       
      Using the voice out of doors can be a minefield for the teacher! This lecture offers advice on how to make the task easier.  04.05mins
       
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      Lecture 5: The Sports Hall
       
      Even for the sports specialist the gym and sports hall can present vocal challenges – this lecture advises how the teacher can best meet these challenges.  01.18mins
       
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      Lecture 6: The Swimming Pool
       
      The strongest voice cannot compete with the hazards of the swimming pool and this lecture offers the teacher alternative strategies.  01.51mins
       
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      Lecture 7: In The Classroom
       
      We recap on effective vocal techniques and how to use the voice effectively and effortlessly at all times. 01.12mins
       
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    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 7: The Daily Vocal Warm-up
       
      Lecture 1: A Simple Work-Out for the Voice
       
      A warmed-up voice is easier to control and sustain over long periods. This lecture takes the teacher through a daily warm-up to prime the voice for its daily demands.  07.14mins
       
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    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 8: Teacher’s Vocal Checklist
       
      Lecture 1: Important Points to Remember
       
      This lecture takes the teacher through a checklist of basic points to remember to enhance vocal delivery in the educational arena and help maintain good vocal health. 03.42mins
       
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    • ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 9: Course Conclusion
       
      Lecture 1: The Practical Application for Improved Voice Use
       
      This lecture reviews the techniques covered and their application for the professional performance. 02.19
       
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      Lecture 2: Revision notes
       
      A set of visuals to remind you of some of the key points from the course
       
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    Cost of the ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ course: £29.99 (no VAT)

    Guaranteed results* : Lifetime access : Study in your own time : Continuing Professional Development Certificate awarded upon successful completion

    * full refund will be given if not completely satisfied – no questions asked!

    Schools can purchase this course at a one-time cost of £99.99 (no VAT)

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