OUR SENIOR INFANT often recites information coming directly from her classroom teachers. Last week, we learned that you should not end a normal sentence on a note of inquisitiveness.
I respect that advice because nearly every one of my American cousins talk that way? You know, with a little rhetorical twist when they pause for breath? I'm putting the question marks in this blog post to hear how Soundgecko reads this post? 
We also got the opportunity to hear teachers at a public union meeting use their activist voices. They boomed into national radio and television with great effect. I felt their frustration. I have also felt their pain. But when I asked our senior infant, "Is that a teacher talking?" Mia stopped playing with her markers (shown above) and said "No". She has previously told me that I was using my outside voice when inside.
Mia isn't the only one who thinks a teacher's voice deserves special consideration.  I'm sure the topic will be discussed during the Global Voices Conference in Thurles on Saturday, May 10, 2014. 
[Bernie Goldbach teaches communications in the Limerick School of Art & Design.]
1. Hear Soundgecko read this: http://soundgecko.com/view/HC7P6RXMPE-w2Wjr5CH_BQh2hFmWLe/when-teachers-talk
2. Simon Lewis -- "INTO Congress: How should teachers behave?" on Anseo.net, April 25, 2014.
3. #ictedu is at ictedublog.wordpress.com