Acting Right: Building a Cooperative, Collaborative, Creative Classroom Community Through Drama

Acting Right: Building a Cooperative, Collaborative, Creative Classroom Community Through Drama

by Sean Layne

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944265977
Publisher: Foresight Publishing Group, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Series: Acting Right; Arts Integration
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 661,819
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE XI

CHAPTER 1:

The Foundation for Acting Right 1

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2 Behavior is a Literacy

4 Calm Body + Focused Mind + Balanced Emotions = Readiness to Learn

5 Learning Requires a Reflective rather than Reactive Response

6 Reflective vs. Reactive Brain Diagram

CHAPTER 2:

The Actor’s Toolbox 9

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10 The Toolbox as a “Reset” Button

10 The Elements of Acting Right

12 The Actor’s Toolbox- Script

19 Implications of the Use of The Actor’s Toolbox

20 Changing Our Vocabulary

21 Benefits of The Actor’s Toolbox

22 Acting Right- Actor’s Toolbox Vocabulary

23 Reflection Questions for Students

23 Common Pitfalls in Facilitation

24 Frequently Asked Questions

25 Helping Students Reflect on their Behavior

CHAPTER 3:

The Concentration Circle 29

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30 Cultivating Concentration for Learning

31 The Concentration Circle: Script

39 Reflection Questions for Students

39 Common Pitfalls in Facilitation

39 Frequently Asked Questions

40 Benefits of The Concentration Circle

40 The Acting Right Vocabulary: The Concentration Circle

CHAPTER 4:

The Cooperation Challenge 43

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44 Creating an Ensemble through Cooperation

45 The Cooperation Challenge: Script

45 Phase 1- Inclusive Grouping

49 When They Fail

49 How Failure Leads to Success

50 Phase 2 – Exclusive Grouping

53 Phase 3 – Inclusive and Exclusive Grouping

53 Advanced Challenges

53 The Class Challenge

54 Advanced Groups

55 Understanding the Observation Deck

55 Reflection Questions for Students

56 Common Pitfalls in Facilitation

56 Frequently Asked Questions

57 Benefits of The Cooperation Challenge

CHAPTER 5:

One-Minute Challenge Tableau 59

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60 Becoming Fluent

60 The Physical Learner

61 One-Minute Challenge Tableau: Script

67 Gradual Release of Responsibility

68 Ideas for Beginning One-Minute Challenge Tableau

69 Reflection Questions for Students

69 Common Pitfalls in Facilitation

70 Frequently Asked Questions

71 Benefits of One-Minute Challenge Tableau

CHAPTER 6:

Early Childhood Adaptations 73

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74 Making It Work for the Little Ones

74 The Actor’s Toolbox

74 The Need for Tools

75 Tool 1: The Body

76 Tool 2: The Voice

77 Tool 3: The Imagination

79 Tool 4: Concentration

80 Tool 5: Cooperation

82 One-Minute Challenge Tableau

86 Tool Cards for The Actor’s Toolbox

CHAPTER 7:

Educators in Action: Reflections from the Classroom 89

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90 Reflections from the Classroom

CHAPTER 8:

Conclusion 99

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100 The Arts, The Brain and How We Learn

101 The Classroom Transformed

NOTES: 105

WORKS CITED 109

SUGGESTED READING 111

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