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.