I’m pretty sure that I don’t speak for myself when I share with you my dread of the options process every Spring. Each passing year seems to get more and more stressful. Every year the number of students needs to make a group viable seems to increase whilst at the same time every year there has been a decline in students taking Drama. Every year … Continue reading Strategies for the GCSE Options Process
A few weeks ago I put a poll on Twitter asking a simple question. Do you use books in Key Stage 3 Drama? I asked this question because it seems to be a divisive issue that people feel passionate about for varying reasons. Reasons range from books being an important part of Key Stage 3 for recording students responses or feedback to books having no … Continue reading Do you use books in Key Stage 3 Drama?
We all find comfort in routine. We all have rituals and routines for doing everything in life from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. Routines help us know where we are, what we are doing and how we are doing it. The key to a good routine is that we know it so well, we don’t have to think about … Continue reading Routines in Drama
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?