Teaching Excellence Workshop:
Improve Your Classroom Voice
Department of Theatre and Dance
September 8, 2010
Good teaching is more than just presenting information. We want students to engage and get excited about what they are learning. Like an actor on stage, an instructor with a strong, dynamic voice in the classroom communicates information in an engaging way that excites students to learn. In this interactive workshop, learn practical exercises in order to better your breathing, projection and vocal dynamics. Learn how your voice can better reflect the passion for your discipline and, in turn, engender that passion in your students. Your classroom presence can go a long way in keeping your students focused and attentive and, in turn, keeping you energized throughout the semester.
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About the Facilitator
Erica Tobolski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of voice, speech, acting and dialects. Professor Tobolski works professionally as a Voice & Text Coach at leading theatres around the country and performs as an actress and voice-over artist.