Tagged: Classroom Activities

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Improv Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Theatresports™ Resource

Over the years, I have blogged from time to time about Theatresports™ on The Drama Teacher. These improvisational warm ups and theatre games work brilliantly in the drama classroom to get students engaged in our subject and assist with all aspects of play making and character creation. Theatresports™ games help...

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Are Drama Journals Still Relevant?

Inspired by a recent comment on The Drama Teacher by an ex-student, I am interested to know how teachers today use drama journals with their students and to what effect? I certainly remember keeping a regular drama journal back at high school in the 80s and then asking my own...

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Creating Ensembles In Drama

What is the best method of creating ensembles in drama class for extended activities and assessment performances? I have always been intrigued by this and particularly the impact some methods of group creation may have on student achievement and final assessment in a drama task. Is it best for the teacher...

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Shakespeare and Hip Hop

Hand up if you have struggled to teach the language of Shakespeare to teenagers in drama class? Keep your hand up if the boys in your class were disengaged after the first five minutes because they thought the greatest playwright who ever lived was a total bore? Looks like you...