The Professor as Presenter – How Do We Sound to our Students?

Student Caring Podcast 181

– Topics discussed in the podcast –


Daniel tells a story about a teacher who’s tone of voice was always full of anger. (Must Listen)

  • How do our students interpret how we are sounding?
  • We can learn a lot from observing actors who specialize in evoking emotions in an audience by the way their voices sound.
  • As professors, we want our students to think a certain way.

When David teaches his safety lecture, he is dead serious. 

  • Dropping into a parental teacher mode when our students have not performed to our expectations can be very effective.
  • Always strive to connect with your class / audience.

Professors talking to themselves!

  • We can be a legend in our own minds!
  • We don’t want to exclude our students from our class!

How annoying!

  • Be aware of verbal patterns that may be driving your students crazy.
  • Because of our education and experience, we can use terms that our students have no idea what we are talking about. Give them permission to interrupt you.

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SC 181 How Do We Sound to our Students?

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Upcoming Topics in this Series:


  • What are we putting up onto the screen in the classroom?
  • Our students are used to having control of their screens – now we are in control of the content.
  • Our students consume more media in a week than we most likely did in 6 months at their age.


  • Learning management systems have become an important part of the learning experience.
  • These computer networks are expanding the space of the classroom.