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Making a Drama Out of a Crisis: Drama Techniques for Improving Behaviour Management in the Classroom

Making a Drama Out of a Crisis: Drama Techniques for Improving Behaviour Management in the Classroom (Paperback)

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This is an exciting new resource that tackles behaviour management in a fresh, accessible and imaginative way. This book contains dozens of unique drama exercises and games that can be used right across the primary age range to calm tempers, stop restlessness and regain the attention of unruly pupils. Exercises and games include The Hamster's Underpants, which is designed to stop fidgeting instantly among primary school pupils, and The Bottle Ale Rascal, which puts an end to rudeness and bad language in the classroom once and for all.Focusing on everyday areas of classroom conduct such as fighting, jealousy, concentration, bad language and lapses of attention, this book is packed with tried and tested theatre based games and exercises. Teachers are able to use these with little or no preparation time. The outcome will help modify students' behaviour using exercises which readily fit with the new UK Primary Strategy and the revised literacy strategy which has a particular focus on speaking and listening. This resource offers sound advice about where to turn for help is teachers suspect more serious behavioural issues, such as ADHD.Since staging a play encourages teamwork and cooperation as well as a host of other skills, the book includes a play script for a class production of Aladdin, together with all the information and support teachers might need.

Whether teachers need to manage unruly pupils or just work more effectively with their class as a whole, the exercises presented here will give them plenty of scope to work drama into their lessons. If your students misbehave, don't make a mountain out of a molehill - make a drama out of a crisis!

Tommy Donbavand has written for and entertained children professionally for over 20 years. He is the author of five books, including Quick Fixes For Bored Kids, Boredom Busters and How To Stage The Ultimate Kids' Party; he writes for several UK magazines, such as Practical Preschool, Creative Steps and Junior Education; and he's responsible for five episodes of the hit Children's BBC series, Planet Cook.

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