A new teacher gets tips from the RSC’s voice coach Miranda Krestovnikoff travels up and down the country to get advice on how to avoid losing your voice for an NQT+1, Colin Bell, a secondary science teacher in South London.
First, she meets up with Patrick Nash, Chief Executive of the Teacher Support Network, who highlights the importance of having water on hand throughout the day and avoiding milky drinks.
Next, Miranda meets the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Head of Voice, Lyn Darnley, for some tips on the importance of warming up before lessons.
Finally, she calls Hazel Bennett, a teacher for thirty years and author of ‘The Ultimate Teachers’ Handbook’ who emphasises the importance of using non-verbal cues in the classroom.
Will this advice help Colin’s voice stay loud and clear for the rest of the term?