We all have a voice and we all use it to do what we love, and we’re all going to get a voice, says vocal school teacher Tori Spelling
TORI SPINGLER is an outspoken, self-described “vocational” teacher in Toronto, Canada.
She has worked as a vocal schoolteacher in the Greater Toronto Area, the Toronto Area Schools and is now a vocal teacher in Ontario.
“I don’t think I’m special in any way,” she told Polygon in a phone interview.
“We all have voices and we use them in different ways.”
Spelling started her career as a music teacher in the 1960s and later as a teacher of English and literature.
But the role of teacher is not just for students.
Spelling’s voice is a reflection of her life, as well as the voices of her students.
She is currently a teacher at a school in Toronto.
“My voice is always on the microphone.
I don’t know how people get along without it.
When you hear me say something, you know exactly what I’m thinking,” Spelling said.
She uses her voice to inspire students to think, think differently and to be better at their job.
She said her voice has changed over time.
“There are days where I feel like I’ve been around a lot longer than other days.
I’m always thinking, ‘how do I keep that voice?
How do I make sure it doesn’t get tired?'”
Spelling says her voice changes over time because of the pressures of teaching.
“You need to keep it up and keep on pushing your students.
If they don’t get the kind of education they want, they will just go on and get bored.”
Spelled said she started teaching students with voice therapy because it helped them deal with the pressures that sometimes arise during her day job.
But she says her work as a voice teacher has made her feel like a more special person, even if she is still the same teacher she used to be.
“The way I look at it, I’m just a teacher.
I have an amazing job.
I love teaching.
I want to give them the best education possible, so I try to do my best to make sure that they have the most effective learning environment possible,” Spelled told Polygn.
Spelled says the pressure of teaching is part of the reason why she is willing to share her voice.
“It’s hard to put yourself out there.
It’s hard for teachers to get that opportunity to speak out and to tell their stories.
I’ve gotten so much support from my students and I feel so fortunate to be a part of this movement.
There are some people who are so supportive of this, who can help people.”
She also says the stress of her job is part the reason she’s been so vocal.
“When I get to my first year of teaching, I had to put up with this for a year because of this pressure.
I was the voice of the school.
I had this huge job to keep up with.
So, it really just made me want to be loud enough to say, ‘stop it!
Stop this bullying, stop this nonsense!'”
Spelling, who is currently teaching in Toronto again, also believes in the power of vocal therapy.
“A lot of times when we speak to our kids, they want to hear us.
We need to be able to tell them what’s going on in the world and what we want.
And they need to know that they can speak for themselves.”
Speller is now working as a full-time vocal therapist for her students and says it is important to talk to her students about their voices.
“If you don’t talk to your kids about their voice, they’re going to listen to other people.
They’ll listen to a teacher who’s really nice to them and really supportive of them.
I think if we can talk to our children about their own voices, we can make them better at what they do.”
What’s the best way to make voice therapy work?
There are many different ways to help students with their voices and Spelling believes there are some important lessons to learn.
“First, you need to take it on as a therapy.
You need to listen and be patient.
And, secondly, you have to be patient with your students,” Speller said.
“Be kind to them.
Don’t judge them for their voices, don’t tell them they’re not special or that they should shut up.
Be kind to the students and listen to their voices.”
Spellers hope that by talking about the importance of voice therapy, she can help her students find a voice that they want.
“Teachers are always on their phones.
They’re not the only people who have their phones and they don.
So you need something different.
You can’t have your kid sitting in the back of the classroom with their voice on the radio and just being their own voice,” Spellers said. Spellers