Back to school means back to our Drama Studios

Here we are and it’s September again and back to school is well underway here in the UK and across the world. I find this moment of the year an odd one. Six weeks of holiday is a strange combination of not feeling like it’s long enough but long enough to have forgotten my passwords, where I saved all my key documents on the school drive and my daily routines for getting through the day!

For many this marks the first time of getting back into our own Drama Studio’s since the COVID pandemic started. Certainly, for me I’ve been teaching in classrooms for the vast majority of the 2020/21 academic year. I only moved back into my Drama Studio for the final few weeks of the summer term. It is going to take time for both students and teachers to readjust to the Drama Studio and the atmosphere of creativity. That is something to be mindful off as we start the new term.

As we start the new term Burt’s Drama will continue to be here for you, providing free weekly articles with practical, helpful and useful advice on all things teaching Drama. Having published the book The Drama Teacher’s Handbook in June last year, I’m also offering online CPD alongside the usual free articles. The courses are week or two week long courses, where you each day you receive a video, resources and tasks and, along with personal support throughout the course, there is also a live Q&A session at the end of the week.

Here’s a run down of what to look out for over the next half term:

Here’s a quick sneak peak at the highlights of Autumn 2:

  • Course on Key Stage 3 Assessment, Starting life as a new Head of Drama and Working with text in a Knowledge Rich Curriculum
  • Articles on Drama and the National Curriculum, Exploring vulnerability as a rehearsal strategy and an interview with playwright Mark Wheeller.

I hope that there is something here for you. But if there isn’t, and you’d like to see something particular written about or want to write something yourself, then please contact me.

What is Burt’s Drama?

Burt’s Drama is a website for all Drama teachers. It is a place for inspiration, insight and information on everything to do with Drama. Every week there is a new CPD article posted on the website. New articles either cover Teaching and Learning in Drama or focus on subject content in the Drama Teachers toolkit. Make sure you come back every week, or, even better, sign up to receive new posts direct to you email.

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