Drama, drama, drama

17 05 2010

Some classroom dramas I can do without. But classroom drama is another thing entirely.

I’ve been slowly trying out a few theatre-games I’ve found on this website. Some with after-school care and some in the classroom.

I’m finding theatre games can be tricky with younger kids. For one, even the most attention-seeking children can become shy when put on the spot, and secondly, they often have trouble expressing more complex ideas.

I really enjoy the Name Game #2 – very useful in learning students names. I also tried Emotion Party, The Park Bench and You (the last is a little crazy).

I think next I might like to have a go with Open Scenes, which could solve the problem of not being able to come up with dialogue.


Is there a doctor in House?

20 04 2009


I’m not a particular fan of medical TV Shows – okay, who doesn’t like Scrubs – I guess I mean medical dramas.

Too many plots and too many issues, and perhaps occasionally a little overdramatic when it comes to scientific accuracy (something you can hardly fault a comedy for).

So it does intrigue me that medical dramas like House and Gray’s Anatomy are being considered educational tools in medical hospitals. No, not on how to perform an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction- but precisely about those plots and issues that seem superfluous to the medicine.

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