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.
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
Welcome to the Drama Teacher’s Toolkit on Burt’s Drama! Here you will find a toolkit for everything you need to teach the subject of Drama. Each section is packed with knowledge, advice and handy tips on what to teach in a Drama lesson. Continue reading Welcome to the Drama Teacher’s Toolkit
Teaching and learning is complex and there isn’t a one size fits all answer to anything. It is about helping you to develop your own teaching practice. What I’ve tried to do here is to collate the best of that research and make it relevant to Drama. Continue reading A guide to Teaching and Learning on Burt’s Drama
I love how the outcome of every Drama lesson is different. But after teaching for so long, there are things that I have found to be the most important in teaching and planning a Drama lesson. Here are my five must haves in every Drama lesson. Continue reading Five must haves in every Drama lesson
Between the months of September 2020 and December 2020 Burt’s Drama received 86,247 views from an average of 10,766 unique visits per month. Read the Autumn Term Roundup to find out what happened. Continue reading Autumn Term Roundup (a bit late!)
Have you thought about putting on a virtual showcase production instead? Virtual productions are a great way of keeping that theatrical fire burning whilst you are all away from school. Here are a few tips to help your virtual showcase production a flying start. Continue reading How to run a virtual production
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
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