In the United States, educators provide a service to the community. One’s voice is their primary connection to others and to the community. For an educator to teach, she or he or arranges herself or himself or relationships in ways that prioritize assisting others in learning to use their voices. Voice includes the dialog within one’s self. Voice is how one names the world and how one integrates into the world.
Discovering your voice helps you learn from others. It helps you assume a responsible position in relationship to others.
Owning and using your voice helps you integrate the various parts of your personality. Voice develops an integrated, cohesive personality. Voice activates your values, principles, self-initiative and internal motivation. Voice is the consciousness of how one fits into the world.
By: Roy D. Wilson, Ed.D., from Making Public Service Meaningful ©2012