Tribute to My Mentor

  It feels appropriate that my first blog on Drama Notebook is a tribute to my mentor, Dr. Tom Gressler. He’s a wiry little man with wild white hair and piercing blue eyes. He looks like Einstein…or a magician, and he has the creative genius [...]

2020-04-10T16:20:49+00:00By |Advice Column|

Classroom Management for Drama

Hello Janea, I am very happy to reach your platform. I am Corine, initially a social worker and a stage director, I am very recently teaching drama in a school – for kids grade 1 to 5. Unfortunately, these kids have focus problems, catching their [...]

2020-04-10T16:20:56+00:00By |Advice Column|

Teaching Drama to At-Risk Youth

  Dear Janea, I’ve been asked by the local education office here in south west Ireland to teach drama to at-risk youth in a local outreach centre. Youth Reach helps kids with problems such as substance abuse, literacy problems and basically kids who have slipped [...]

2020-04-10T16:21:12+00:00By |Advice Column|

Drama for Kindergartners

  Dear Janea, I am teaching theater to kindergartner’s after-school in inner city Boston this year. I have them every day for 40 minutes after-school for seven weeks and am having a hard time planning activities. There are 22 of them which makes it difficult [...]

2020-04-10T16:21:24+00:00By |Advice Column|