Issue 43, Autumn Term 1 2012/13
An essential teaching resource offering ideas and inspiration for all drama education practitioners
Twice each term of the academic year, Teaching Drama brings you practical strategies, lesson plans, and inspiration to enhance your teaching. News keeps you up to date with developments in the theatre world; reviews help you to plan theatre trips, discover new resources or stock up your library; and features explore inspirational drama education initiatives all over the UK and internationally.
Whether you teach in a school context at primary or secondary level, lead extra-curricular drama workshops, or give private tuition, Teaching Drama is an invaluable resource written for teachers by teachers, playwrights, practitioners, and the stars of the theatre world.
In Drama & Theatre Autumn 2, we focus on your continued professional development as a teacher, with features on the value of mentoring NQTs and trainees, the value of text books and study guides for teaching drama, and the value of Drama subject associations – how do they differ and which should you choose to join? We also look at exemplary work from Drama teacher Chris Whyld who ran an online Drama festival during lockdown, explore the idea of the socially-distanced Nativity play, and profile the Paper Birds, with practical exercises for your Drama classroom or studio.
Reviews this issue include new play texts, a book of speeches performed by 19th Century black actor Ira Aldridge, and a GCSE textbook specifically for design-pathway students, as well as online resources for teachers teaching Teechers (try saying that three times, fast) from Blackeyed Theatre.