These resources will help you set up your classroom for the first time.
Resources to develop your classroom management skills.
Resources to help you establish drama classroom procedures.
Resources to help you choose plays for classroom study and performance.
Resources specifically for assessment in the drama classroom.
Sometimes you need to have prepared activities so students can work independently. The goal is to have students apply knowledge in an effective way when the natural flow of instruction is disrupted.
One such activity is a choice board. A choice board offers students a variety of activities on a topic or multiple topics. Students will choose a set number of activities to complete and submit. With this resource you can create your own, use all the provided tasks on a single topic, or print off the ready-to-go sample choice boards.
How do you direct something with no plot, nonsense dialogue and uninformative characters? How do you approach the Absurd play? How do you help students approach the Absurd play? This guide comes complete with exercises to help with Theatre of the Absurd plays.
This guide to Elizabethan Theatre includes details on the Life of a Playright in Elizabethan times, including biographies of Elizabethan playwrights (including Shakespeare). It includes exercises and activities for 4 of Shakespeare's plays.
If you’ve never done a first week in the drama classroom, how do you know what to expect? What to say? What to do? Let the New Teacher Primer be your guide.
We’ve divided this toolkit into high school and middle school sections. There’s definitely a specific way to approach each level. However, there will also be some overlap between the two, so don’t be afraid to read it all and adapt for your situation.
A guide for teachers to help with their student actors; to find the right balance within an emotional performance, including exercises that can be explored to counteract overemotional acting.
In this toolkit, you will learn the structure and terminology of a standard lesson plan and how that lesson plan can be adapted in the theatre classroom. You will learn how to identify and utilize Bloom’s Taxonomy in the creation of your lesson plans and explore the National Standards for Theatre with an eye toward including specific state standards in your completed plans.
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