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
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 I use DIRT in Drama Key Stage 4 lessons. When I … Continue reading How I use DIRT in Drama lessons.
I’ve just had feedback from a book scrutiny on my Year 10 Drama GCSE group. These have been some interesting bits of feedback that I want to reflect on. Firstly though, for context, in Drama we keep our classwork in folders and we have homework books for written work. This is because the class work tends to be recording progress using big A3 Graphic Organisers … Continue reading Evidencing Progress
Evidencing progress during the rehearsal stages of a project can be difficult. Evidencing it in books can be even harder. Here are two ways of helping this process. The first is linking the assessment criteria to the notes that you take as a teacher. The second is post-it note feedback. Continue reading How to use Post-It Note Feedback to improve, record and track verbal feedback.