Teaching online can be a challenge. We’ve got some tips, tricks and strategies to help you engage your students in your remote classroom.
Tips on doing an online performance using a video conferencing tool such as Zoom.
Use these resources to help bring your curriculum online for distance learning.
Coping With Social Distancing for Students and Teachers
Drama Teacher Self-Care (And No, We Don’t Mean Candles and Bubble Baths)
Addressing Distance Learning Concerns
Separating School Life and Home Life
Do You Still Have Passion for Teaching Theatre?
Pronouns in the Drama Classroom
Encouraging Active Listening in the Digital Classroom
Tips for Adapting Lesson Plans to the Virtual Classroom
Designing Your Virtual Classroom
Getting Ready to Direct Your First Virtual Play
Teaching Life Skills Through Virtual Drama Class
Helping Drama Students Understand Commitment
How to Deal With Disruptive Students
Small Ways to Connect with Your Students During Distance Learning
Safety Concerns in Distance Learning
12 Days of Drama Teacher Self-Care
These exercises can all be adapted to allow for distance and online learning opportunities.
Vocal/Physical Performance Exercises
Monologue/Individual Performance Exercises
Playwriting / Written Drama & Analysis Exercises
Costume Challenge: Modernizing a Classic Character’s Ensemble
Monologue Exercise: Share Your Heart
"Act It Out" Game: Virtual Classroom Edition
Warm-up Exercise: Virtual Mirrors
Warm-up Game: Muted Conversations
Warm-up Game: Puppet Dance Party
Improv Game: Creative Defiance
Playwriting Exercise: Prompts from a Book
Playwriting Exercise: Advertisement Prompt
Distance Learning: Framing Exercise
Distance Learning Exercise: Lipdub
What is Your Body Language Saying?
Warm-up Exercises for Trust Building
Drama Fun & Games: Technology Bingo
Superhero Series: Superhero Character Creation
Superhero Series: Adding Support With a Super Sidekick
Superhero Series: Creating Conflict With the Supervillain
Superhero Series: Bringing Your Super World Together
Superhero Series: Final Performance
The Other Side of the Story: The Villain
The Other Side of the Story: The Best Friend
The Other Side of the Story: The Bystander
Easy Distance Learning Activities For When You Just Can’t Think
Playwriting Exercise: Clothing Prompt
Mask Exploration: Found Object Masks and Online Movement
Make Your Own Mini Musical Revue
Issue Personification Exercise
Issue Personification Exercise – Student Handout
Create Your Own Drama Activity Choice Board
Think Now, Think Back Exercise
View Cinderella on YouTube Download the Viewing Quiz
The video shares a costume design idea executed using simple materials. The accompanying activity has students take ordinary materials and transform them into a crown.Download the Handout
Watch PLCs hosted by theatre educators on how to teach drama classes from a distance.
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For even more distance learning materials, check out the Drama Teacher Academy - an online community that provides classroom materials, educational resources, and professional development just for drama teachers.