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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

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

‘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.

    • 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.

     

    Some 5-star reviews included:

    ***** “Brilliant , well structured, well delivered.”

    ***** “Taking this course was a great experience. The tips and exercises are very helpful. I will always keep in mind breathing, articulation, pitch, resonance, volume, and tone color for different types of content and emotion while creating recordings.”

    ***** “Marina’s approach to voice care and coaching is professional and hugely impressive. She covers an enormous amount of ground, giving depth and breadth of advice in aspects of speaking that had never occurred to me before, even though I’ve done a lot of speaking over the years. My upcoming new direction in my career involves teaching with audiences large and small, and I know Marina’s teaching is going to be very helpful for me. So thank you Marina for your professionalism and your concern to help us teachers use our voice effectively and efficiently.”

     

    Course menu and description:

     

    ‘Voice Skills for Teachers’ Section 1: Course Introduction

    • Lecture 2: The Case for Teacher Voice Training
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      In an interview with Marina, former Senior Education Consultant Don Nixon makes the case for the importance of voice training for teachers. 06.58mins

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

    • Lecture 1: Introduction to How The Voice Works
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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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    ‘Vocal Skills for Teachers’ Section 4: Demands on the Teacher’s Voice

    • Lecture 1: Considering the Average Teaching Day
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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      This lecture reviews the techniques covered and their application for the professional performance. 02.19
       
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    • Lecture 2: Revision notes
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      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, colleges, etc., can purchase this course at a one-time cost of £99.99 (no VAT)

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