Incorporate drama and improvisation into your classroom to build confidence, support social-emotional learning, and engage every student in the curriculum. This book’s detailed and easy-to-implement chapters walk you through using drama to develop critical listening and communication skills, conflict resolution abilities, behavior regulation, and even grow new skills in math, literature, geography, and more! Each chapter builds on the skills learned in previous lessons, allowing you to increase the complexity as students progress. Designed for use with inclusive classrooms as well as dedicated special education programs, this guide features adaptable activities to include students at every ability level.
Table of Contents
1. The Basics of Leading Drama in the Classroom 2. Developing Executive Functions through Drama 3. Building on Thinking and Social-Emotional Skills through Drama 4. Developing Improvisation Skills 5. Using Drama to Enhance the Learning of Academic Subjects
Sally Bailey is Professor of Theatre and Director of the Drama Therapy Program at Kansas State University, USA. She also directs the Barrier-Free Theatre for adults with and without disabilities for the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department.