6 Top tips on planning a rehearsal
Six extremely useful top tips to help your prepare and rehearse your productions.
Who has been using booklets? Who has always used booklets? They are something that has gone and out of fashion more times that I can remember. I’ve used them, abandoned them, seen them used in other schools successfully, brought them back, abandoned them again! Continue reading Why should you use Booklets in your lesson?
I love how the outcome of every Drama lesson is different. But after teaching for so long, there are things that I have found to be the most important in teaching and planning a Drama lesson. Here are my five must haves in every Drama lesson. Continue reading Five must haves in every Drama lesson
Use metacognition and self monitoring to help drive progress in Drama. Continue reading Encouraging self monitored learning in Drama
For a long time, drama games and warm ups have been a staple of Drama. But can they justify their existence in the face of evidence supporting knowledge rich curriculum. I think metacognition can help us find a place for them in modern Drama Curriculum. Continue reading Drama Games and Metacognition
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 … Continue reading Routines in Drama
A classic Drama lesson with fun activities, engaged students and active learning Equipment: A space without tables, chairs, stage lights and sound system optional. Ingredients 1 Cup of Engaging Material 1 Cup of Engaging activities (that have been linked) 1 Large Cup of Pace A dash of Music (optional) A dollop of Performance A squeeze … Continue reading A recipe for a Drama Lesson
I’ve just uploaded onto TES some resources for ICER. ICER is an acronym for Ideas, Create, Evaluate and Rehearse and acts as a way of structuring the lesson and the way in which students create drama. It allows for early intervention with groups you aren’t working well and it maintains a fast but healthy pace to … Continue reading ICER Resources
ICER is an acronym that I’ve been using with my Key Stage 3 students for some time now and as I’m working with Key Stage 3 again next year it is time to get it back out of the cupboard! It is a simple but effective method of keeping the lesson focused, with a good … Continue reading ICER: A model for making Drama
Dedicated Independent Reflection Time Dedicated Independent Reflection Time or Dedicated Improvement Reflection Time is, well, exactly that. Time given to the students to do nothing else but to reflect on their progress and consider how to improve and where to go next. It is something that I first came across from blogger Hunting English. How … Continue reading How I use DIRT in Drama lessons.
Make it achievable Once you have decided on what performance you are going to do, you need to make sure that the work is achievable. Try to write down everything that your group of students are going to need to do and know in order for this performance to be a success. Once you have … Continue reading 6 Top Tips on Planning a Rehearsal Schedule
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