Items tagged "Reflection"

1 Course, 11 Lesson Plans, and 9 Resources tagged "Reflection" for Drama Teachers.


Google Drive in the Drama Classroom

by Josh Hatt

Instructor Joshua Hatt has taught drama students all over the world. He is passionate about the power of drama to connect people and the importance of reflection and journaling to build creative, critical thinkers. He started using Google Drive as a response to the frustration of having his students lose curriculum booklets time and time again. His work developed into a powerful online home whereby students and teachers can communicate, contribute, collaborate, edit, and house all their documents online. In this course, Josh will show you how to use Google Drive and Slides in your drama classroom. He's included step-by-step guided instruction, as well as activities to help you solidify your knowledge. Your drama classroom will be forever transformed!

Lesson Plans

Expectations and Goals - End of Year

by Lindsay Price

Students will use sentence starters to self-assess and reflect on what they’ve done in drama class over the past year. What was their favourite unit? How do they compare their skills now to the beginning of the year? What were their personal goals for the class and how did they achieve them?

Expectations and Goals - Beginning of Year

by Lindsay Price

Students will use sentence starters to set goals and expectations for their time in class. What do they expect to learn? What do they expect from their classmates? What is the purpose of drama class? Have students fill out an expectations and goals form at the beginning of the year and you can use it to compare and contrast their work at the end of the year.

Emergency Lesson Plan: Theatre Reflection

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students reflect and respond to a variety of questions and statements about the Theatre. The aim of the lesson is to have students identify statements they connect to and express their point of view on those statements.

Rejection through Movement and Character

by Lindsay Price

Learning to deal with rejection and turn rejection into a positive motivator is a lifelong skill. In this multi-class lesson, students will reflect on and discuss their views on rejection, theatricalize that view through movement, research someone who has found success only after rejection and failure, and theatricalize that information.

Flocking/Group Movement

by Karen Loftus

Birds flying in the sky appear as if they’re in perfect formation and synchronization. They’re aware of each other and the space around them at all times. Through this exercise, students will explore different types of movement and how it can express certain feelings and concepts. They’ll also build trust and ensemble by working together to create choral movement connected to vocal pieces.

Writing a Reflective Review

by Lindsay Price

Writing a play review is an excellent way for students to apply critical thinking skills. A review is a subjective but educated response to a play. The reviewer gives an opinion and supports it with thoughtful analysis. What are the parts of a well written review? What should a student do before, during, and after a performance? The culminating exercise involves students writing a review of a show. Use this lesson as a precursor to students seeing a performance (i.e. a school production, a community play, or a touring show).

Writing a Review: Introduction

by Lindsay Price

A review is a subjective but educated response. The reviewer gives an opinion, then supports it with thoughtful analysis. Students will examine existing reviews, identify the elements of a review, compare and contrast reviews, and practice supporting their opinions (i.e. not just “I like this” or “I don’t like that,” but explain the “why” behind their response).

Looking Back and Looking Forward

by Kerry Hishon

The objective of this lesson is for your current students to reflect upon their experiences and new knowledge at the end of a school/class production. Then they will use that information to create a useful document for future drama students, such as a “drama transition manual” or a “what to expect during your production” document.

The History of Blackface in Theatre

by Quincy Young

Students will read an article about the history of blackface in American Theatre and use critical thinking skills to annotate the article. Students will then produce a written reflection on why the use of blackface was and continues to be a problematic issue in American Theatre.

Close Reading Analysis of It's Always Loud in the Balcony

by Drama Teacher Academy

This close-reading lesson centers around students analyzing Chapter 15, “Who The Hell Are These Guys?” of the memoir It’s Always Loud In The Balcony: A Life in Black Theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and Back by Richard Wesley.

The Black Arts Movement

by Quincy Young

Students will read, annotate, and reflect on an article about the Black Arts Movement. By participating in the annotation exercise, students will obtain background knowledge which will lead to a mini research project and presentation.


Self Reflection Sentence Starters

Sometimes all students need is a little push. Give students one of these self reflection sentence starters to get them going. You'll be amazed at what they write next.

Playwriting: Developing A Point of View

One of the best things a playwright can do is develop a point of view. This is a self reflection exercise and scene writing exercise all rolled into one.

Reflection Sheets

A set of six reflection worksheets to use in rehearsals, group activities, and performance.

Exit Slip Prompts

An exit slip is a question, a prompt, a rating, or a response to the day’s lesson. Here are 100 prompts for you to use in the classroom.

Thought of the Day

Use this list of 45 quotes for a 'thought of the day' activity with any drama class.

The Black Arts Movement

Students will read, annotate, and reflect on an article about the Black Arts Movement. By participating in the annotation exercise, students will obtain background knowledge which will lead to a mini research project and presentation.

Sankofa Musings: A Teacher Reflection Activity

This is a guide to trying a recorded video journal to use as a reflection tool. It can be used during a rehearsal period to reflect on the process, or it can be used as a classroom tool to reflect on your teaching practice. This guide will walk you through the process and give suggestions for use with your class as well.

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