A New Direction's Critical Curriculum Podcast is hosted by Naranee Ruthra-Rajan and Andria Zafirakou. Each episode will uncover different areas and approaches to learning not often taught or neglected and explore what teachers can do to make space for them in their classrooms.
Episode 1: How can we support children's wellbeing through drama?
(this podcast is also available to download and listen to on multiple streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Listen Notes and more)
In the first episode of the Critical Curriculum podcast series, our hosts chat to special guests Hannah Joyce and Aileen Gonsalves about drama as a subject and a tool to utilise across the curriculum.
With awareness of the reticence some teachers may have, Hannah and Aileen give insights, strategies and techniques for teachers to takeaway and utilise in their classroom, including ideas for games, warm up exercises and teacher-in-role style activities.
If you’re already an experienced performer in your classroom or dipping your toe into dramatic waters for the first time, this podcast will support you in exploring your uniqueness as a teacher and how utilising drama can support your students in many different ways.
Resources and Mentions
- Voice 21
- Dorothy Heathcote and Mantle of the Expert
- Windmill Cluster
- Gonsalves Method
- Butterfly Theatre
- Shakespeare and Meisner: A Practical Guide for Actors, Director, Students and Teacher by Aileen Gonsalves and Tracy Irish
- National Drama