Creative Drama For The Classroom: Line Games

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Pocket Lines: Pulled it Right Out of Their… Pocket The first lines acting game requires a great deal of preparation from the teacher beforehand. As the teacher, you must compile a variety of numerous different brief lines that might be

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Public Speaking and Theatrical Techniques

When speaking keeping your audience interested is essential.

Many of us assume that powerful public speakers are simply born with a natural talent for effective presenting. While it is true that some people are better oral communicators than others, anyone can draw on theatrical techniques to improve their

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Camp Can Do: Assistive Technology Meets a Broadway Favorite

Camp Can Do The Lion King

Think about all the thoughts you’ve had today. You’ve probably thought to yourself about how hungry you were at lunchtime. You might have come up with a list of things to do in your head or a list of groceries

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Long Island Kindergarten Show Cancelled for College Prep Test: Why This Makes No Sense

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It was reported by many news sources, and it made headlines when the principal of the Harley Avenue Elementary School in Elmwood, which is located on Long Island, cancelled the annual kindergarten variety show. Why was it shutdown? This was

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Teaching Character Education Through Children’s Literature

Probably not the best way to "teach" kids about character.

What is Character Education? Character education is a term used to describe the educating of children in a way that will help them foster the skills necessary to be morally, non-bullying, healthy, successful, and socially acceptable human beings.    

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Advice for Theatre Directors: It’s Not Broadway, Part II

Is it fun?

Be Understanding of the Need to Explore In Part I of this two-part series, we looked at how theatre directors working with kids on a show may have unreasonable expectations and how those expectations may work against their production. In

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Teaching and Learning: Bringing Students Together with Theatre Artists

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Bringing students together with theatre professionals can be a rewarding experience for students, teachers, and theatre artists. Professionals who work with students tend to do so because they enjoy engaging with and teaching those who are enthusiastic about and/or interested

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The Arts and Learning: Theatre in the Classroom and Community

It takes so many people to make a magical moment on stage.

In Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning, the preeminent study on the usefulness and importance of the arts as a teaching and achievement tool, Richard Riley, Secretary, Department of Education, wrote. “The ultimate challenge for American

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Camp CenterStage: Achieving Excellence Through the Arts

Playing with children and expanding their skills and self-confidence. (Photo courtesy of Camp CenterStage)

For several summers, I have had the privilege of counseling and teaching at Camp CenterStage, a performing arts summer camp where the staff’s goal is achieving excellence through the arts. I have worked at various terrific camps, but I find

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Teaching Spanish in the Classroom through Theatre

Connecting with a foreign language through theatre adds some interesting challenges.

What better way is there to apply the Spanish language and culture in the classroom than through theatre? It definitely helps to have classes where the students engage in traditional learning, such as writing down Spanish vocabulary, watching movies in

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A Student Finding His Niche in the Theatre

Auditions can be enlightening.

While on the road directing and performing with Missoula Children’s Theatre, I had many life-changing moments that provided me with a huge amount of perspective. This story is only one of them. Invisible Rewards We were casting our weekly musical

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Theatre Arts Benefits for High Risk Adolescent Girls

Adolescent girls who are high risk can find their voices with theatre.

What the Performing Arts Can Achieve Theatre arts can be an immensely beneficial tool for motivating and inspiring adolescent girls living in high risk, inner city communities to become optimistic drivers of change in their own lives as well as

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Matilda: From Books To Broadway!

Matilda the Musical Broadway offers students positive messages

  The Magic of Matilda Matilda is a magical musical, mesmerizing imaginative young minds. If you are an educator who has read the original book by Roald Dahl, or seen the 1996 movie directed by Danny DeVito starring the young

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