Introducing the New Drama Teacher Toolkit. Think of it as your digital mentor. In this toolkit you’ll find exercises, activities, and information that will help you get you through your first days, build your classroom management skills, and articulate the importance of your program.
It’s important to get everyone on the same page to set the tone for your classes. The best way to do this is through theatre games and warmups.
While a love of theatre or the arts is helpful, it’s not going to make your classroom run smoothly. Knowing how to combine the creative chaos of drama projects with a structure defined by procedure and routine is key to a successful drama classroom.
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.
The sooner you start communicating the value of your program, the better. If you’ve walked into an environment where there is a lot of turnover, or where there is a lack of respect for the arts, get in the habit of advocating for your program. Start small, think long term and find a way to show the value of what you do in a language your community will understand.
Sometimes it helps just hearing what other teachers are going through. Being a drama teacher can feel lonely, but you are never alone! Use these podcasts when you need some guidance or inspiration.
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