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I Can't Hear You!

The general secretary of the U.K.-based Professional Association of Teachers told a conference recently that teachers whose voices are monotone or hoarse are at risk of boring their students, reports the U.K.-based online Guardian Unlimited. Citing results from a variety of independent research, Philip Parkin went on to say that teachers would benefit from expert voice coaching--he offered unemployed actors as a potential resource--as it would not only make their teaching more effective, but could also save them from voice disorders later in their careers.

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