Hello! I'm sure this topic comes up all the time - but here goes. I'm now on my final of three teaching placements during my PGCE. On all three, I've been told that my voice isn't strong enough and I need to be tighter on my behaviour management. I've just been told this for the third time, when I thought I was actually beginning to get the hang of things. Apparently I need to be much tougher (my current class is reception) and my voice just isn't strong enough to command the children when noise levels are high. I've tried so so hard to improve this and I did gain recognition of some improvement on my last placement, but it seems I've reverted again. This has really affected my confidence, in a really big way, and I am worried that it means I can't cut it in the 'real' teaching world. Does my class teacher watch me and think, oh my word, she has no idea?! I have no idea how to go about making my naturally soft, rather quietly spoken voice, into a big booming one that doesn't shout yet somehow carries enough power to gain the attention I need! I am really hoping for some reassurance that this is very normal for trainee teachers, and that there are some great things I can do to help me crack this. I'm determined to get it right before I qualify, but I've run out of ideas. Please help!