Have you ever asked children (in any grade level) the following questions?
1. What is a quiet Voice?
2. What is an inside voice?
Then all the marvelous little voices begin to “yell” all at the same time; what they think and know a quiet voice is! Yes, this happens to me every year and it doesn’t matter how many times we “talk” and I “model” what an inside voice is and sounds like; outside voices are pretty much used 95.999999999% of the day!
Another overly used statement, especially the first few weeks of school is: