Acting Lessons for Teachers: Using Performance Skills in the Classroom Second Edition / Edition 2
  • Acting Lessons for Teachers: Using Performance Skills in the Classroom Second Edition / Edition 2
  • Acting Lessons for Teachers: Using Performance Skills in the Classroom Second Edition / Edition 2

Acting Lessons for Teachers: Using Performance Skills in the Classroom Second Edition / Edition 2

by Robert T. Tauber, Cathy S. Mester, Cathy Sargent Mester, Cathy Sargent Mester
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275992047

ISBN-13: 9780275992040

Pub. Date: 11/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Acting Lessons for Teachers presents a solid theoretical foundation for the pedagogical benefits of enthusiastic teaching. Simply put, students are more engaged, misbehave less, and learn better from teachers who teach enthusiastically. A teacher's enthusiasm for his or her subject matter can be contagious. Since the dynamic of the classroom is similar to that…  See more details below

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Acting Lessons for Teachers presents a solid theoretical foundation for the pedagogical benefits of enthusiastic teaching. Simply put, students are more engaged, misbehave less, and learn better from teachers who teach enthusiastically. A teacher's enthusiasm for his or her subject matter can be contagious. Since the dynamic of the classroom is similar to that of the stage in terms of speaker-listener relationships, the acting craft offers teachers a model for the skills and strategies that could be incorporated in their work to convey more enthusiasm for the material and for the students.

This book presents concrete descriptions of the specific acting strategies that would benefit the teacher: physical and vocal animation, teacher role-playing, strategic entrances and exits, humor, props, suspense and surprise, and creative use of space. Special attention is given to the potential advantage of instructional technology as a modern-day prop. Strategies are explained in terms of their importance and ease of incorporation into the classroom. Each is proposed as a skill that can be learned by any teachers who have the desire to enliven their teaching. Student descriptions of their own experience with teachers' use of acting strategies add real examples for each lesson. Finally, testimony of award-winning classroom teachers from a variety of disciplines and age levels provides evidence of the wide and easy applicability of these strategies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275992040
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Background

Chapter 1 Teacher Enthusiasm: A Pedagogical Necessity

Chapter 2 Boosting Teacher Enthusiasm: A Crafterperson's Toolbox

Chapter 3 Educational Foundations for Teachers as Actors

Part 2 The Acting Lessons

Chapter 4 Animation in Body

Chapter 5 Animation in Voice

Chapter 6 Classroom Space

Chapter 7 Humor

Chapter 8 Role-Playing

Chapter 9 Props

Chapter 10 Technology Props

Chapter 11 Suspense and Surprise

Chapter 12 Making a Dramatic Entrance and Exit

Part 3 Epilogue

Chapter 13 Behind the Scenes, Loosening Up, and Preparing for That Step across the Classroom Threshold

Chapter 14 Classroom Management

Chapter 15 Enthusiastic Teaching: A Conversation with Friends

Chapter 16 Conclusion

Appendix 1 Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Appendix 2 Testimonials from Award-Winner K-12 Teachers and College Professors

References

Subject and Name Index

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