The inspiring drama teacher (part one)

Online Course starting again in January 2020

The Inspiring Drama Teacher online course has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Drama Education Resource in the Music and Drama Awards 2020!

Bring Your Lessons to Life Through Drama!

Interactive Online Course

  • Includes live sessions plus videos, downloads and lesson plans
  • Access the course at your own pace 24/7 worldwide
  • Receive expert advice – David Farmer personally guides you step by step through the four-week course

Drama Games and Strategies

Learn over 10 drama games and strategies during the four-week course, ranging from speedy warm-ups to in-depth techniques

Course Certificate Awarded on Completion of Assignment

Learn at Your Own Pace

This course teaches you how to motivate students by using drama right across the curriculum. Students become actively involved in their own learning while interacting with one another – and they will love you for using these drama activities!

Link drama to all aspects of the curriculum

Makes learning fun and interactive for all abilities and ages

Activities range from speedy warm-ups to in-depth techniques

Simple mini-tasks to consolidate your progress

  Who is this Course for?

We have teachers from across the world using this course. It is aimed mainly at those working in the primary sector. However, the techniques can be used with all ages. Ideal for those who are new to drama.

What does it include?

Four weeks of supervised tuition covering 12 units and an optional course assignment in the form of a practical lesson plan. Example lesson plans covering a range of themes by the tutor and previous students are included. You can start the self-paced online course any time from 1st January 2020.

Unit 1: Ten Second Objects

Mini Task: Starting the course workbook and posting ideas in comments

Unit 2: Freeze Frames
The Most Useful Drama Technique in the World!
Introductory webinar for all students
Mini Task: Freeze Frame Wall
Unit 3: Thought Tracking

Mini Task: Commenting on video of primary drama sessions

Unit 4: Open and Close

A step by step guide to the secret weapon to use with freeze frames!

Units 5-12
Unit 5: Action Clip
Mini Task: Storyboard your ideas
Unit 6: Hot Spotting
The alternative to hot-seating!
Unit 7: Musical Morphing
Includes Live Webinar (Premium and Rock Star students only)
Unit 8: A Bit of Theory
To help with planning and evaluation.
Unit 9: Whoosh Storytelling
With exemplary videos ranging from KS1 to KS3
And some free Whooshes
Unit 10: Imaginarium
Taking a step together into the unknown
Unit 11: Soundscape
Exploring sound worlds across the curriculum
Unit 12: Free Drama Lesson
Take away a ready-to-teach drama session incorporating aspects covered in the course

The Tutor

David Farmer inspires, motivates and educates teachers about the power of drama to transform learning. A theatre director and producer of shows for young people and adults, he is an in-demand speaker, trainer and writer. David is the author of several best-selling books, including 101 Drama Games and Activities, Playful Plays and Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years.

David Farmer is the winner of the Best Resource for Teachers Award from the English Speaking Union for his online course Drama Games for Language Teaching (2018).

Join the Free Webinar!

The Live Webinar date has now passed, however…

This fun one-hour webinar shows you how to bring subjects, themes and stories to life using drama games and strategies.

It is now available as a replay recording.

Comments About This Course

‘Thank you so much for all the lessons and the added extras. I am enjoying the straight-forward, step-by-step lessons. The timing is perfect as I shall use some/all of these ideas and stories in my lessons this term, after the students have taken their exams next week.’

Lucy Cooper, UK

‘As a teaching artist I am always looking for fresh ideas to complement my interactions with the children. I felt this course reviewed some of what I already do, and then added to my ideas by new ways to use former activities.’

Eileen Nagle, California

‘Thank you for the amazing course. I felt very supported throughout. I loved seeing the activities in action! I have also received the drama books today and can’t wait to read them.’

Priyanthi Williams, Tanzania

‘I adore the fact that each one of the techniques you suggest is chosen carefully for its importance and special meaning. This gives a boost of confidence to the teacher and a feeling of quality and respect to the whole class. Thank you David for transmitting your valuable experience in such an explicit way!’

Theodora Nakou, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘I’m only halfway through this course but I wanted to say how well received Freeze Frames and Thought Tracking have been. So much so that the youngest group have specifically asked to do it again next week. You have taken a whole load of stress out of starting teaching.’

Sally Chattaway, Godstone, UK

‘Actually I was really impressed from the first video I watched. Your course is really amazing for us! I’m the vice principal and will advise many other teachers to take this course.’

Ahmet Ates, Ronaki Hawler International School, Erbil, Iraq