The coordinator of the school came and observed our classroom last Thursday morning during morning meeting. It was really great to have a Montessori trained person come in and make suggestions. I am a pretty animated person and can be quite loud at times. Nate had great insight into being more calm and having a more modulated voice.
I practiced on Friday and it was miraculous at how much calmer the class operated. I don't think it will always happen, but I think if I keep it in mind, we won't have as many challenging loud behaviors.