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.
Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an amazing and engaging British playwright and screenwriter. She writes the most engaging and realistic characters that explore and illuminate the lives of marginalised women. Her work is great for GCSE or A Level students to explore and perform. Continue reading Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Stepping up to Head of Drama can be very rewarding job. Although the workload, accountability and responsibility increases so does the job satisfaction and the impact you can make on the lives of students. So here are some top tips to help your first few months at Head of Drama become a successful and joyful experience. Continue reading 6 Tips for new Heads of Drama
Finding ways of bringing a Soliloquy to life can be hard for students. That lengthy passage of dialogue can seem impenetrable, complicated and daunting. The following series of activities can help you and your students brings life to a Soliloquy and feel confident about performing it. Continue reading Bringing a Shakespeare Soliloquy to life
Entrance and exit tickets. Two simple concepts that can go a long way to helping your students learning. Use entrance tickets at the start of your lesson to help your students focus on what’s to come and use exit tickets to establish what they’ve learnt from the lesson. Continue reading Entrance and exits tickets in Drama
Four Drama Games that are excellent ways of improvising and devising dialogue to work with in a scene or play. They can be done in the Drama Studio, Classroom or online learning environment and always create interesting, engaging and exciting dialogue. Continue reading Four Devising Games that are guaranteed to create dialogue
A 15 minute CPD session on using Flipped Learning in Drama will help you achieve more time in the Drama Studio working on creating theatre with students. In this session you will learn the essentials of Flipped Learning and a model of how it can be successfully applied in Drama at all levels. Continue reading 15 Minute Drama CPD: Flipped Learning
It is important that we think about manipulating our pace of voice when developing characters for a performance. A character’s pace should reflect their mental and emotional state. As your character goes through their journey in the play, the pace of your voice should change and reflect that journey. Here is a great rehearsal exercise to help achieve that. Continue reading Rehearsing Pace of Voice
From time to time we all have to teach in a classroom instead of our usual Drama Studio space. This can be daunting and scary. So here are my top tips for helping successful behaviour management in the classroom when teaching Drama. Continue reading 9 Behaviour Management tips for teaching Drama in a Classroom
It has been a month since we returned to school. It also means that it has also been a month since many of us started teaching in classrooms instead of Drama Studios. I wanted to share with you in this video what I’ve been doing in the classroom and how I’ve adapted to our new environments. Continue reading How I’ve been teaching Drama in a Classroom
Explore the highly charged, emotional and hard hitting work of Katie Mitchell. Her approach, which has been referred to as extreme Naturalism, pushes boundaries of theatrical techniques and audience perceptions. Continue reading Practitioner Guide: Katie Mitchell
Writing duologues can be really daunting. So much information that you want to communicate to an audience but so little time. These excellent tips and scenario ideas will help your students create amazing, engaging and emotional duologues. Continue reading Prompts, tips and ideas for writing student duologues
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