Engaging Students in Secondary Drama

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
All the strategies, resources & experience you need to engage students in Secondary Drama; skills acquisition process through to performance.
Target Audience
Late Primary to senior secondary drama teachers
35 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course is a hands on immersion in successful strategies that Engage students deeply in Drama. They cover:
Managing the drama classroom
Strategies to win over boys
Multiple ways into character
Introducing movement surreptitiously
Improvisation strategies
Running a Theatre Sports Competition
Using “Thank God you are here” in the classroom
Mime skills and scenarios
Clowning
Commedia D’Ell Arte
Voice training
Radio plays and how to perform them
Interpreting scripts
From the author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education.

Audience

Late Primary to senior secondary drama teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This course is highly interactive. Participants will actually perform activities presented if capable.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

An Engaging Start

1 hour and 40 minutes

Physical Warm Up: Pirateship Manual
Get to Know you activities Pairs on different tables Manual
Trust Activities Workshop New Partner
THE DRAMA CLASSROOM Manual Discussion
CD Contents CD On screen
Character through Animals Workshop Manual
Character through Laban Workshop
Machines Workshop Manual
Plenary: great ideas/etc

Building skills without losing Engagement

1 hour and 40 minutes

Teaching good Improvisation
• Exploding Realities p 13
• Theatre Sports: ‘In a .. With a … While a …’ p 17
• Running a Competition p 14 On screen
Mime
• “What are you doing?” p 18
• Teaching Complex mime – Mime scenarios workshop
Voice
• Voices off Play
• Script (Bump in the Night or Under Milk Wood)
Thank God You’re here
• Groups does and discuss Play
Comedy
• Green guide with remote Play
• Clowning Manual/Discuss
Plenary
Idea sharing – resources – great lessons – great contacts

Engaging in Performance

1 hour and 40 minutes

Creating Meaningful Monologues Manual CD
Dynamic Duologues Manual
Introducing Public Performance/Scripts Manual Workshop
Introducing Public Performance/Dramaturgy Workshop
Drama in History Manual CD On screen
Commedia Dell’Arte Manual CD On Screen
Plenary Idea sharing
Evaluation

What To Bring

Clothes that allow movement

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Tammy Perrim on 17/04/2019

Really useful tools, activities, resources. Ron was engaging and helpful.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Raymond Hicks on 17/04/2019

Lots of excellent practical tools but assumed there would be a more senior secondary focus. Very experienced presenter but content not as foccused on seniors, only really juniors.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Rebecca Roth on 17/04/2019

Lovely and welcoming. Full of knowledge and happy to share resources. A great range of activities to take back to class. Thank you!

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Bashi Singh on 17/04/2019

Great day, good resources, very interactive.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
17/04/2019

Information overload but good stuff given/broken down. The discussion promoted was excellent and I felt validated in my teaching practice when contributing ideas.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Ljuba Campbell on 17/04/2019

Presented with excellent ideas and resources.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
17/04/2019

Plenty of great resources and ideas to take back to the classroom.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
17/04/2019

Helped me to see that I was on the right track with what I’m already doing in my class.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
17/04/2019

Great resources and lesson ideas.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Sophie Ntoumenopoulos on 17/04/2019

Great refresher. Good structure. Engaging and interactive, it was great to participate in the activities we were learning.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Shaneen Mason on 17/01/2018

Excellent interactive workshop. Able to network with other drama teachers and gain 30 years of teaching drama knowledge.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Kaylie Newell on 17/01/2018

I was provided with support and resources in a welcomed environment.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Nicola McGrath on 17/01/2018

A good balance of practical experimentation with theoretical explanations.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Alicia Kendrick on 17/01/2018

Great hands on activities, networks and resources.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
17/01/2018

Fantastic! Relevant, practical and engaging.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Chantelle Dagasso on 17/01/2018

So valuable. Extremely interactive. Excellent ideologies, strategies and resources.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Christine Murray on 30/06/2017

A small group but there was plenty of practical, interactive activities that can be taken back and applied to my teaching.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Nicola Read on 30/06/2017

Organised and well-structured presentation. Lots of resources incorporated and good information and ideas from Ron and the other participants.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Sarah Kelly on 30/06/2017

Well paced with relevant material. Lots of resources, good activities that would work for junior drama.

Engaging Students in Secondary Drama
by Courtney Wilcock on 30/06/2017

Insightful and engaging. Great ideas to engage reluctant drama students.


About the team


Ron Thomas

Creator

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating.
Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.