Five successful ways to become an outstanding, proactive and respected Head of 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.
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… Continue reading 6 Tips for new Heads of 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?
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… 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… Continue reading Should the subject of Drama mix with politics?
So many Drama Teachers are also English Teachers and the cross over in terms of subject knowledge is obvious. The teaching of English can gain so much from having a Drama teacher on board. There is a obvious cross over in terms of approaching understanding, deconstructing and exploring plays – but those same questions can… Continue reading Don’t Ignore Your Inner English Teacher
There are always things that one needs to focus on as any a practitioner and a professional. As teachers we are expected to juggle so many balls at the same time that it is inevitable that some of those balls will get dropped and we need to pick them up again later when things are… Continue reading 3 things I wish I knew more about…
Here is a list of my top five books for my practice as a Drama Teacher. They are in no particular order because each one is for a different purpose so it would be silly to rank them in any way. However, they really are all my go-to books for inspiration for activities, approaches and… Continue reading Five awesome books for Drama Teachers
Involving parents in a child’s education is special and important, but it is mainly kept to the confines of parents evenings and bad things. However, we all have some experience of a parent we’ve got to know better, maybe the parent of the child who did GCSE, now doing A Level and has been in… Continue reading When to phone home.
As I have started teaching Key Stage 3 Drama for the first time in several years in my school I am reunited with, what we call in my school, Achievement Assistants (Learning Assistants or Teaching Assistants in old language). Having previously been only a Key Stage 4 and 5 teacher I haven’t had the presence of… Continue reading Teaching Assistants in Drama
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