In times of crisis we look to the Arts. We find passion and compassion. We find sources of comfort and love. We discover about ourselves and about others. We share our discoveries and we experience the discoveries of others. A shared experience. A shared narrative. A shared drama. Continue reading Why we must keep teaching Drama during COVID 19.
This year it has been 12 years of blogging on Burt’s Drama.I find it interesting to look back at those 12 years of blogging and see how things have changed. So here are 12 posts, one from each of year, that highlight how things have changed. Continue reading Celebrating 12 Years of Burt’s Drama
I’m going to start 2020 with an exciting announcement. I’m going to be presenting at the Music and Drama Education Expo again and I’m super excited to be going back. Continue reading Happy New Year
It must surely be time for this squeeze on our education system to stop. Let children choose the subjects that they want to do, be that all the arts subjects, every language or any combination they choose which they, and their parents, feel is appropriate to their abilities, desires and aspirations. Culture isn’t just something for the privileged, all people have culture, and all schoolchildren should be shown it and asked to participate within it. Continue reading The beginning of the end for the EBACC?
With the 2019/2020 academic year approaching I am spending some time over my summer holiday reflecting. Thinking about what I’ve learnt from the last academic year and what I want to focus on this year. Continue reading Reflections and intentions
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.