On September 13, over 50 public school teachers attended the Voice Care for Teachers workshop held at the Grotto Vista Resort in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
The whole-day workshop began with Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales giving a motivational talk. He shared his experience not only on how he became one of the best voice artists in the country, but how he has utilized his frustrations, disappointments, and experiences in building advocacies that help other people find and express their own voices.
The VoiceMaster also talked about the Generation Z, the generation of young people dominating the modern-day classroom. He discussed their mindset, lifestyle and behavior to give the teachers a better understanding of the students they are teaching. He shared tips on how to best engage these young people in class so that their learning becomes fun, relevant and meaningful.
In the afternoon, Voice Care Philippines’ Executive Director Ada Cuaresma took over the workshop and to teach the participants about voice care. Her module started with the importance of the voice in the teaching profession, the different factors that make teachers prone to voice problems. She also discussed the process of how voice is produced, and led the participants through a series of exercises for the voice.
The workshop ended with tips on how to take care of the voice, and the teachers coming up with action plans to implement their learning from the workshop.