A successful education stems from engaged and self-motivated learners.
The knowledge children gain in school is worthwhile if they also know how to apply that learning, making sense of their studies through experience. Students need to wrestle with ideas, experiment with theories, and work with partner students to come to their own conclusions and present their findings and opinions. Children need the opportunity to become responsible for their own learning, developing skills as leaders, collaborators, risk-takers, creators of their own experiences and expressive communicators.
Involving your students in classroom drama will not only create excitement, but challenge them to take risks that will enhance their learning experiences. The strategies and activities introduced here encourage students to creatively explore the knowledge they gain in school, intensifying their learning experiences and giving them greater ownership of their successes.