Happy 10th Birthday!

10 years ago I began a journey of reflection called The Drama Teacher. It started as a humble little blog profiling my daily life as a high school drama educator. I had hoped that my small blog would help me analyse aspects of my teaching in order to improve my practice in...

10 Great Plays for the Holiday Season

Why not enjoy the holiday season by reading a classic play? Many of literature’s best plays are freely available online because they are out of copyright. This not only means a great read, but a free read as well! Below is ten plays in a number of formats from a...

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Reflection: Drama Victoria Conference 2014

Last Thursday and Friday I attended the annual Drama Victoria conference at The University of Melbourne. Initially this was a little strange for me, as after stepping down from the Drama Victoria Committee of Management back in March, this was the first time in fourteen years I attended the...

2014 Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies Performer Lists

Local readers of The Drama Teacher will know I am always a big supporter of the annual VCAA Season of Excellence, which includes Top Class Drama and Top Class Theatre Studies concerts. Showcasing some of the very best student performance examinations from 2013, this year’s Top Class concerts will...

Drama Victoria Conference 2013

I hope local readers of The Drama Teacher have booked one or two days for the upcoming Drama Victoria conference at The University of Melbourne this Thursday and Friday. The largest annual conference of its type in Australia, the Drama Vic conference represents a great opportunity for drama and...

Discuss Your Ideas On The Forum

Did you know The Drama Teacher has a forum where you can discuss various aspects of drama education with other like-minded people? Sometimes on The Drama Teacher you can’t find a post that directly relates to what you want to discuss right away. So the forum on this website...

Rigour and Discipline in Drama

Let’s face it, too many students view drama as a soft, easy (or ‘bludge’) subject at school. Sometimes we find ourselves fighting for our own credibility as a subject on the curriculum, so the easiest way to fight back is to create strong, rigourous and academic drama programs. Occasionally...

The Best Drama Classes Run Themselves

I have come to the conclusion over many years of teaching that the best drama classes run themselves. I had a magic moment in a drama class this morning where I stepped back and witnessed my senior class of 21 students in five groups happily undertaking an activity all...

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