Too Much Homework Counterproductive, Study Finds

A senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University has published a study that finds too much nightly homework for high school students is counterproductive. The survey of over 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools from upper middle class Californian communities also cited prior studies...

The Arts: Australian Curriculum (final) Published

Several years in the making, today represents the publication of Drama as one of the five studies of The Arts represented in the new Australian Curriculum. It should indeed be a day to celebrate, especially when one considers countries, state or territories where Drama/Theatre is not a mandated subject...

Why Drama Is Different

Have you ever wondered why some of your students love drama so much at school? Because it is different to every other subject they study. Collaboration and Problem Solving The very nature of the contemporary classroom in most subjects demands collaborative learning. From group discussion to whole-class projects, students today...

New Drama Victoria Web Forum

For local readers of The Drama Teacher, a new school year brings with it a new support forum from your teaching association, Drama Victoria. The new web forum is only available to current members of Drama Victoria and is password-protected for teacher use, only. Sections (‘groups’) on the forum...

The Great Escape

drama class year 9 escape written all over their faces maths science history arrived at Drama sanctuary for some utopia for others unusually large number of students in this class love drama to the max devour activities at lightning speed always wanting more nothing special in my teaching just...

Empowering Students

I currently teach a Year 7 Drama class like I’ve rarely experienced in my twenty-four years as a high school drama teacher. At this level of schooling one expects enthusiasm, but when most of the class has only just turned thirteen, I wasn’t expecting commitment and maturity well beyond...

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