Jose Vilson on the difference between talking and speaking, and why it matters:
Very few speak.
Today, she spoke.
And that’s why we as educators learn how to develop our voices, because people like her need it. This isn’t just about educators, though. It’s about anyone who would like to be heard. It’s not about the volume, though that helps. It’s about that wonderful balance between precision and accuracy with a touch of humanity.
I hear myself talking to kids all day long. This will be on the quiz. Stay in your seat. Raise your hand. Be on time.
But to speak – that’s when you say that one single thing that a child hears, remembers, the thing that makes them act or think.