As teachers we want to teach everything right away but the best practice is to introduce a skill or concept, demonstrate how it is used in practice, then turn it over to the students to experiment and apply it in a dramatic story or activity. Where drama is concerned the saying “less is more” holds true as students sequence their knowledge and skills like building blocks until one day there is a magnificent sky scraper in the form of completed drama of which to be proud. I like to begin with the skills that spell C.I.T.I.C. – Concentration, Imagination, Transformation, Imitation, and Collaboration. Read my latest post up on OneStopDRAMAShop.com for more details on using these skills to have an impact on learning.