Any tips for teaching when you have laryngitys or have lost your voice due to a cold/ allergy? I just started at a new school--unexpectedly and not by choice, but due to major problems and the reduction of positions in our district. My new school is quite challenging and I'm working overtime on trying to establish rules, consequences, redirect, etc. Last week my voice began giving out on me at the end of the week. I rested my voice as much as possible over the weekend, but I'm still extremely hoarse and can't project. I have large classes and although I'm going to talk with them in groups it's really a mess right now. I don't feel like calling out is an option and am planning on getting a whistle. Sorry for rambling but I'm frustrated and homesick (schoolsick? :help for my old school. Appreciate any tips on how I can manage these classes while my voice is so bad.