Criticism and critique in drama employ analysis, interpretation, and evaluation skills which rank high on Bloom’s taxonomy. These deepen students’ thinking. It is essential that criticism be constructive and not personal or highly negative. Read my latest post “Introducing Criticism and Critique in Drama” for more about the way we introduce these skills in our 4th grade lessons.
Classroom Management Series: Group Work with Young Students Facilitating small group work with young students in drama can be challenging. It is really at about eight years when students strongly desire to team, listen, and negotiate with their peers. This means that group work for younger students needs to be carefully designed and guided. Read my … Read more