Involving the Classroom Teacher

“I will ask teachers what they would like: ‘What curriculum are you getting stuck on? How can we make it more experiential, more real?’” says Amanda Newberry. “Once students forget that they are in the classroom, they can see it, they can actually believe it’s happening. So, you have to be very guided.”

She continues, “I’ve had teachers who say, ‘I would love to have drama, but don’t make me do it, don’t put me up there.’ Because I do [have the teachers participate]. I think it’s great for the students to see the teachers in a different role, see another side of them. Students think, ‘If the teacher is willing to do it, then, gosh, so am I.’”