Teaching in the Moment: Teacher as Performer on the Classroom Stage

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Teacher Training Course within the framework of the ERASMUS+. Program in collaboration with www.tesoldrama.org.

Description

This course applies Stanislavski oriented techniques from the craft of acting as well as voice projection and protection techniques from the Julliard School, in order to improve a teacher’s performance skills, presentation skills, and teacher-student engagement.    

Participants are guided through exercises selected from: the Meisner Technique that builds spontaneity, authenticity, and listening skills; Viola Spolin’s “Theater Games” teach actors to live in the moment, responding truthfully and intuitively to their surroundings; script analysis from David Mamet’s “Practical Aesthetics” which helps actors choose specific playable actions to influence their fellow actor.

Together, these approaches help teachers bring more enthusiasm to their lessons, think creatively on their feet, remove self-consciousness, and improve verbal and non-verbal expressiveness for more effective classroom productivity. 

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Learning Outcomes

  • Improve listening skills in order to listen more deeply and acutely to students, just as the best actors do with each other in their scenes. 
  • Inspire their students by bringing more enthusiasm and performance energy to their lessons. 
  • Help students to master the fundaments of the subject matter, just as actors must learn the meaning of the material they are to perform.
  • Prepare students for lifelong learning, the way actors leave audiences with something to think, feel, and talk about for a lifetime.
  • Help students find their own voices just as actors must do to express their parts in their own unique way. 
  • Encourage students to find and follow their own values as actors do when learning life lessons while rehearsing and playing a role. 

Teachers will gain an enormous sense of being present with students, as well as confidence and enthusiasm for making lessons that enrich both teachers’ and student’s lives on a daily basis. 

Target audience

  • Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs;
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Details, locations and dates

  • Price: 480€
  • Activities included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one city guided tour and one full day excursion.
  • Lessons are from Monday to Friday, if not stated otherwise.

Next courses in Florence

  • 24-29 June 2019
  • 1-6 July 2019
  • 8-13 July 2019
  • 15-20 July 2019
  • 22-27 July 2019
  • 29 July - 3 August 2019
  • 5-10 August 2019
  • 12-17 August 2019

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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