Being Head of Drama is a unique role. It comes with a set of complications that makes it different to other departments and subject areas. Here are five successful ways to become an outstanding, proactive and respected Head of Drama. Continue reading Five successful ways to become an outstanding, proactive and respected Head of Drama.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education are the pillars of Drama Education and are taken for granted. Dramas ability to cover SMSC Education so thoroughly and so succinctly is one of Drama’s major strengths and justifications for its inclusion in the wider school curriculum and we should be shouting about it! Continue reading SMSC: The pillars of Drama Education
Group work is fast becoming a thing of the past and is this is having an impact in the Drama Studio, where Group Work is the very essence of Drama? How can students group work skills thrive in Drama where it is in decline elsewhere? Continue reading Is this the end of Group Work?
Read how Drama encourages a growth mindset and mindfulness and strategies on how that can be built on in lessons and performance. Continue reading Growth Mindset and Mindfullness in the Arts.
Mindfulness is everywhere. A quick search on the Internet for mindfulness in education creates a myriad of different projects, resources and news stories. It has become a big and important thing in education, and rightly so. Four in ever Five 12 to 16 year olds said, in responding to a survey, that they have had or are currently experiencing mental health problems (Ellis, 2017). Drama, … Continue reading Being mindful towards mental health in Drama
Education in Britain is divided up by so many different means, some officially such as by gender or faith and others unofficially such as location or ethnicity. Social, political and cultural division is rife through the education system. As we move towards the 2017 General Election, how much of that politics can schools debate and get involved in? Especially when the climate is touchy, the … Continue reading Should the subject of Drama mix with politics?