drama has an impact on learning

Ever wondered what skills have an impact on learning?

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.