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.
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 of chance A small teaspoon of self or peer assessment. … Continue reading A recipe for a Drama Lesson
I’ve been on holiday for two weeks, hence the absence of blog posts (if anyone was wondering!). As is always the case, my mind isn’t diverted from work for too long and at some point I begin reflecting on the last half term and then start convincing myself that I’ll be better in the coming half term! One thing that has been on mind, and … Continue reading Peer Assessment
I was thinking on the way home from work this week about what I would do if I had a group of students, perhaps a small group of between 10 and 20 students, who could opt to take an imaginary qualification that would be equivalent to 4 GCSE’s. Continue reading My ideal drama qualification
“Physical theatre is a genre of theatrical performance that pursues storytelling through primarily physical means. Several performance traditions all describe themselves as “physical theatre”, but the unifying aspect is a reliance on physical motion of the performers rather than or combined with text to convey the story. In basic sense, you talk through hand gestures, body language, thought track and many more physical features.” (Wikipedia) General Information BBC … Continue reading Physical Theatre (Genre) Links
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 pace and allows you to have mini-plenaries at the end … Continue reading ICER: A model for making Drama