Following are some ideas and observations to help you apply these workshop program lessons in the classroom.
Kathy Blum is modeling active involvement with the students during Hunter and Hunted. She is creating with the students, rather than directing them to create.
Theatre education in the classroom is more about the process of learning through theatrical experiences than rehearsing to polish a final performance.
This lesson is about careful listening and thoughtful responses. It can be a diagnostic tool as you become familiar with your students' musical knowledge. Depending on their background, your students may incorrectly identify some of the musical instruments they hear, or terms may be incorrectly used. Take note of these errors and give your students more listening opportunities.
Kathy's drum phrases are long enough for students to think on their feet. She bases the length of each phrase on the work the students are doing. Watch students as you play for them, and adjust your musical support based on their needs.
Snapshot and freeze are code words for Stop where you are and hold your position.
Kathy's students think and move without talking. Establish a working climate that engages students in discussion after movement exercises rather than while they are moving.
Students are encouraged to listen to one another and offer their opinions in response to the statements of others. Hazel encourages students to use specific terminology and art vocabulary as they defend their choices.