I love BBC Bitesize. I love everything about it. It is easily accessible by every student. It explains key terminology, key concepts and key skills in a clear, concise and comprehensive way. It is also free. It crosses all boundaries in terms of ability and inequality. As such, I use it all the time and I think the Drama pages for GCSE in particular, are … Continue reading Your chance to help change BBC Bitesize Drama GCSE.
Music and Drama Education Expo, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March 2019, London Olympia. Having spoken at the London Music and Drama Education Expo every year for the last three years, I’ve had a long and lovely relationship with them. It is a fantastic Expo and if you have the opportunity to attend it really is well worth it. The range and depth of CPD … Continue reading My 2019 Music and Drama Education Expo Preview.
My day started at 5 with a quick breakfast before a drive to the train station and the 6.34 train to London Marlybone. A nice journey down with reading the preview of the winter RSC season and the National Drama magazine. The new season at the RSC looks excellent and I’m reminded about how lucky I am to live in Stratford Upon Avon. I’ve been … Continue reading My day at the Music and Drama Education Expo
This is my manifesto for Drama in Education and why I believe that teaching Drama and Theatre to young people, and working with young people through the medium of Drama and Theatre, is very important. Fundamentally I believe in teaching the art of making theatre, and studying the theatre of others, makes people better people and equips them with the skills they need to make a … Continue reading My Drama Manifesto
I’m sure I’m not the only teacher in the world who gets frustrated when students don’t learn their lines. It is impossible to do anything more than block scenes with students who have open books in their hands. They can’t move their hands or arms, their point of focus is in the book rather than the person on stage and they stay static in the … Continue reading Dealing with words
I’m moving to a new post in September and during this slow time at my old school my thoughts drift to making plans to my new school. Specifically, at the moment, drama clubs. Are they friend or foe? I don’t run drama clubs in my current school. There are a number of contributing factors to this. Firstly, the isn’t a big culture at my current … Continue reading Drama clubs – friend or foe