Classroom Management: Respectful Feedback in the Classroom

respectful feedback in the classroom

For my next article in the continuing conversation on Classroom Management in Drama, I will address respectful feedback in the classroom.  Teachers have posed many questions to us concerning management techniques.  I will answer this and then request other ideas from this community.  The questions are stated exactly as they have been presented to me.  … Read more

Drama Stories for Partners

drama stories for partners

I remember that when I first began teaching drama, I struggled to find exciting two-person stories to adapt for dramatic use with my teens. Although teachers may be tempted to use large-group activities with early drama students, I have found that partner work can be the best way to introduce core skills, ease students into … Read more

Pre-K Lessons

Recommended Lesson Sequence for Pre-Kindergarten  This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama teaching for Pre-Kindergarten students.  This is adjusted and shortened from the longer schedule for older students in Kindergarten.  We put these lessons in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This sequence is … Read more

TIPS FOR PLAYING & VIEWING DRAMA WORK

Tips for Playing & Viewing Drama Work in the Kindergarten Class This PDF document contains some ideas for viewing or sharing student work specifically tailored to the younger grades including Pre-K and Kindergarten.  They are a subset of the techniques we recommend for the older students, but we provide more guidance for working at the … Read more

Classroom Management: The “I’m Done” Student

The I'm Done Student

This is my next article in this conversation about Classroom Management in Drama.  Teachers have posed many questions to us concerning management techniques.  I will answer this and then request other ideas from this community.  The questions are stated exactly as they have been presented to me.  I will do my best to interpret the questions and … Read more

Classroom Management: Class Closure

Karen doing class closure

Let’s continue the conversation about Classroom Management in Drama.  Teachers have posed many questions to us concerning management techniques.  I will answer this and then request other ideas from this community.  The questions are stated exactly as they have been presented to me.  I will do my best to interpret the questions and provide an answer from … Read more

Classroom Management: Idea Creation

idea creation

Let’s continue the conversation about Classroom Management in Drama.  Teachers have posed many questions to us concerning management techniques.  I will answer this and then request other ideas from this newsletter community and on our blog.  The questions are stated exactly as they have been presented to me.  I will do my best to interpret … Read more

Creating Your Own Drama Lessons

Lesson Creation Guide Once you have become comfortable with our lessons, you may want to begin planning your own drama lessons or, better still, integrated lessons that connect drama to other content areas.  Download this document for tools to guide your lesson planning process.  It contains a a lesson outline overview that describes the components of a … Read more

Managing Misbehavior in Drama

managing misbehavior

A Management Approach to Redirect Misbehaving Actions in Drama. Young children need a way to recognize incorrect behavior choices while also feeling in control in the classroom.  So much misbehavior arrives from young people – Feeling out of control – Needing attention from peers – Fear of physical, emotional, or intellectual safety – Lack of … Read more

Kindergarten Lessons

Recommended Lesson Sequence for Kindergarten  Purchase Lesson Sequence Outline only Purchase or download individual lessons below This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama teaching.  We put these lessons in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This sequence is not a mandate; rather, it is … Read more