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Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by MrDramaGuy22, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. MrDramaGuy22

    MrDramaGuy22 New commenter

    I am starting my secondary PGCE in drama come September, and through the summer between finishing my undergraduate degree and now; so far I have;

    • Read a handful of curriculum relevant plays that I was either unfamiliar with or have not read for a long time.
    • Tried my best to keep up-to-date with general education and teaching news (mostly via tes community or news sections of this site).
    • Bought lovely stationery
    • Am currently reading ’ Progression in Secondary Drama’ (Andy Kempe / Marigold Ashwell) and 'Getting the ******* to behave' (Sue Cowley)
    • Going over drama techniques and or subject specific criteria to brush up on subject knowledge.
    After reading forums, blogs, the studentroom etc… I still feel as though the course and the workload are going to hit me like a ton of bricks. Is there something I should be doing other than that of which I already am? I like to be prepared and organised. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


  2. AliJC

    AliJC New commenter

    Hi James,
    You've done brilliantly! I'd write yourself a couple of pick up and go drama lessons. Get a plan created - aims, objectives, methods, reflection, evaluation, etc. Look at what you'd cover in an hour, a month, a term, etc. and prep lessons, units, a scheme, accordingly. It might also help (although it's a tad OCD) to catalogue games - warm-ups, ice-breakers, name games, etc. I actually have these written out on index cards and filed in a little box. I know it's sad but I can grab the right game for any occasion that way! Get some schemes of work too if you can. I've written a short one on Hamlet and a longer Cinderella SoW, just visit my shop Arts On The Move. There's lots of stuff out there. Visit websites and download material that you like. Stick it in folders - Shakespeare, poetry, history, ethics, technology, etc. etc. Collate some props/stimuli - combs, beanbags, hats, letters, news headlines, text messages, poems, works of art, quotations, personal items such as glasses, a shoe, etc. - that can be used to create or inspire during lessons. Get yourself a nice bag to carry everything in!
    Wishing you all the best - have fun!
    JamesSisterson likes this.
  3. MrDramaGuy22

    MrDramaGuy22 New commenter

    Thanks so much, really appreciate it. :)
  4. AliJC

    AliJC New commenter

    You're welcome. Have lots of fun. Remember to smile. Break a leg!

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