08-24-2010, 02:42 PM
In my school we have a Voice Scale. I think it comes from a book called the Incredible 5 point scale.
We have posters all over the school as well as one in each classroom. You can hear all the teachers using the same lingo
"We're in the hall , lets use a #1 voice"
The Voice Scale
#5 Screaming Voice (pic of a person screaming) only use in an emergency
#4 Loud Voice(pic of kids playing) use in playground or gym
#3 Classroom voice (pic of children talking in classroom) This is a regular voice
#2 Whisper voice (pic of children whispering in ear) during partner time or group/club work
#1 Quiet voice (pic of kids with finger over lips) no talking at all. firedrills, in hallways, etc
Its very effective in our school