If homework has a clear and meaningful purpose to both the student and the course, then it has the potential to make a valid contribution to the students learning. Continue reading Creating effective, efficient and engaging Homework for Key Stage 3 Drama
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?
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 be asked of literature as well. I’ve had so many … Continue reading Don’t Ignore Your Inner English Teacher
The DIRT sheet looks very different from the last version but takes the important element and provides excellent evidence of progress over time in practical work. Continue reading Using Dedicated Independent Reflection Time (DIRT) to help students make progress in practical work