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Working with Books - A Sick Day

Working with Books – A Sick Day

A new feature, Working with Books, encourages you to look at your bookshelves and find the perfect new or classic book with which to build a classroom drama. I will begin with my favorites, but I encourage you to send me titles and your notes ...
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Adapting a drama lesson-statue maker

Adapting a drama lesson: THE STATUE MAKER

This is the fourth blog article written as I pause from my regular blog posts which focus on drama classroom management, integration, collaboration, and assessment to share ideas about conducting drama for remote learners in the age of online classes and social distancing.  I know ...
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Adapting a drama story for remote learners

Adapting a drama story for remote learners

Drama in the Age of Covid-19  Number 3 Adapting a drama story: THE ELVES and the SHOEMAKER This is the third blog article written as I pause from my regular posts which focus on drama classroom management, integration, collaboration, and assessment to share ideas about ...
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drama with remote learners

More on Drama with Remote Learners

This is the second blog article written as I pause from my regular blog posts which focus on drama classroom management, integration, collaboration, and assessment to share ideas about conducting drama for remote learners in the age of online classes and social distancing.  I know ...
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drama

Drama in the Age of Covid-19

This is a pause in my regular blog posts focusing on drama classroom management, integration, collaboration, and assessment to share ideas about conducting drama in the age of Covid-19, Zoom and social distancing. I know there is difficulty in taking a collaborative art form and ...
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Using Drama to Address Bullying Behaviors

Using Drama to Address Bullying Behaviors

Some of you requested more help with addressing bullying behaviors in your classrooms and wondered what choices you might make in selecting and devising drama work.  Drama is a powerful tool in addressing bullying.  It must be used consistently and over time to be effective.  ...
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back to school using drama

Back to School using DRAMA

School is starting soon, or for some of you, it has already begun.  Don’t forget to plan drama into your weekly routine - plan to go back to school using drama.  This article provides some ideas to help you kick off the year.  Also, don’t ...
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respectful feedback in the classroom

Classroom Management: 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 ...
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anti-bullying

Toward a Peaceful, Anti-Bullying Classroom

Many educators have requested some deeper thinking about Character Education and Anti-Bullying in regards to drama teaching.  I want to start a discussion here.  Please add your thoughts to the conversation Toward a Peaceful, Anti-Bullying Classroom Building character and working toward peaceful, harmonious classrooms, void ...
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improv scenes

Classroom Management: Improv Scenes

For my next article in Classroom Management, I will discuss improv scenes and student engagement.  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 ...
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