In these strange and unusual times we are being asked to teach, or at least provide, lessons remotely. Such a task comes with complex issues about how to get your work to students, how to communicate with them and how to provide feedback to them. As I have the time to do so, I thought I’d write an article on how we can approach teaching remotely.
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
Sidecoaching is an act through of the play rather than a read through of the play. It is a really useful way of helping students learn not just the plot of the play but also the characters, their motivations and the underlying themes of the play. Continue reading Sidecoaching with The Tempest
Why is this play still so relevant to today? What have we to learn from studying, performing and producing this play from 1944? Continue reading Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
Assessment has a dual purpose in education. On the one hand it is there to help teachers understand what learning has occurred and what interventions need to take place to ensure that any gaps in knowledge are addressed. On the other hand, it is to measure how much a learner has understood of the topic that they are learning. Continue reading Mastery in Drama
Find success in working with scripts by establishing and embedding routines into your Drama lessons and your students working Drama vocabulary.
This routine will help your students make stronger connections between the text they are reading and performance of it. It will help them develop a deeper and fuller understanding of the importance of text work to help them know the importance of structure, character and dialogue. Continue reading Rehearsing with a script – establishing a routine for analysing text.
Despite all our best intentions, the Drama Studio can be a terrifying place. Our job has to be about making the Drama Studio an emotionally and physically safe space for everyone. Here is just a start, five that I think we could all do to help the Drama Studio become a safer environment. Continue reading Making the Drama Studio an emotionally safe space
Scene Saver is a treasure trove of theatre and a great resource for Drama teachers and theatre lovers. Described at the Netflix for off West End and Fringe Theatre performances, it has something for everyone and bound to please. Continue reading Technology in Drama: Review of Scene Saver
There are a multitude of books to read about our subject of Drama but there are also excellent curriculum books out there that have really helped shape my view of what I teach and the way I teach it. Here are my top five recommendations for curriculum books to read. Continue reading My five curriculum books to read
The Crucible. Liberty in the face of mass hysteria. As important a message today as it was when in the written. Explore the plot with these engaging and challenging tasks. A plot that sets out to deal with accusation and persecution with scant regard to either evidence or due process. Continue reading The Crucible: Exploring the plot
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