You know the situation. The one where you’re in a public place and there’s a group of kids acting silly, getting dirty looks. Everyone around you (and them) is irritated with their lack of respect for the people around them. They’re unsupervised and you know it. As a teacher, we are trained to react to these situations. I have to admit that I sometimes have to bite my tongue at times like these to keep me from using my “teacher voice” out in public. But when it comes to friends and family, I often use it without thinking about it. My husband often reminds me that he is not one of my students.
Have you ever caught yourself using your “teacher voice” out in public?