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.  A onetime experience is not enough to provide the outcome … Read more

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 of bullying and negativity toward others is a goal we … Read more

The Bystander

the bystander

This being a month that focuses on the subject of bullying, I wanted to address a sometimes forgotten role in a bullying situation: the bystander.  In speaking with a group of middle schoolers recently, I was reminded by them of some of the reasons they do not get involved in bullying situations:  worries about becoming … Read more

Teaching Character Education

teaching character education

We all like lists.  Everyone is familiar with “top 10” lists, so we thought we’d put one together.  Here you go: Top 10 reasons why drama or theater works for teaching character education: Establishes a sense of safety.  Young people need a place to experience how the actions of one person might affect the reactions of … Read more