Welcome to Theatre Strategies for Educators: an Orchard of Ideas!
Let's face it. There are a lot of things that happen during the day that take your time and energy away from the things that we know will help you teach using theatre in the best, most useful, most positive and joyous way. That's what this section is for. You'll find these articles designed to recharge your batteries and help you get the most out of any play you see or produce with your students.
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1) Heads of Stone, Feet of Clay The founding fathers had nothing on the WPA. What does this have to do with teaching history?
2) Comfort Zones Television and political parties have a lot in common. Does theatre have anything to teach us about this?
3) Subarus, Salmon and Sominex Do you want to change the world? Here's how to do it in one easy lesson.
4) Non-Verbal Production Styles in a Highly Verbal Production What is the real secret of using theatre to create a memorable teaching experience? (Oddly - we can't really tell you...)
5) Of the Students, by the Students, for the Students Three approaches, infinite possibilities. Our resident scholar lays them out like a smorgasboard in this introduction. Read on...