Role on the Wall

The outline of a body is drawn on a large sheet of paper, which is later stuck onto the wall.  This can be done by carefully drawing around one of the participants.  Words or phrases describing the character are then written directly onto the drawing or stuck on with...Read more

Teacher in Role

Teacher in role (TiR) is an invaluable technique for shaping the dramatic process. Simply put, the teacher assumes a role in relation to the pupils. This may be as a leader, a peer, or a subservient role – whatever is useful in the development of the lesson. The...Read more

Storytelling

Storytelling is one of the simplest and perhaps most compelling forms of dramatic and imaginative activity. A good place to start is by telling stories to your pupils and encouraging them to share stories with one another. All of us can become engaging storytellers...Read more

Spotlight

Spotlighting is a useful teaching technique for sharing improvised drama when you have divided the class into smaller groups. When it is time to show their work, ask all the groups to sit on the floor. Explain that you will walk around the room and as you get closer...Read more