Getting students to work with lighting can sometimes be very daunting and difficult. There is a big jump between simply designing what you want from a lighting design on a piece of paper, to actually using the lanterns and creating lighting states. Here are five activities that will help you make the jump into getting students to work realistically and productively with lanterns and lighting states. Continue reading Shining a light onto Lighting Design
Students in Key Stage 2 and 3 may find it easier to take on a role and play with it, but many find it hard to take it to the next level and really get into character. So here are five suggestions of activities to help younger students to engage with creating a stronger character for performance. Continue reading Simple steps to help younger students create a character
What should we be teaching when we teach Drama as a subject at Secondary School? What is Drama? What is Theatre? Are the two related? Should we limit the scope of our subject to Theatre? Why should be teach Drama? Continue reading What does it mean to teach Drama in Secondary School?
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. Continue reading Back to school means back to our Drama Studios
Time for some stats. Between April and July 2021 Burt’s Drama received 42,582 views from an average of 7559 unique visits per month. Visits come from across the world, the five biggest being UK, USA, Australia, Canada and India. Continue reading Summer Term Round Up
When planning what to teach next year and any potential change, it is important to consider the boundaries, limitations and potential scope of what you can do. These may be boundaries that are placed by your circumstances or the situation with Drama in your school. Not all of us live in an ideal world where we can do everything we would want, so it is important that we understand the parameters of what we can do. Continue reading 6 Things to consider when planning for next year