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Teaching & Performing
Ideas for Energizing Your Classes
Second Edition
by William M. Timpson, Suzanne Burgoyne


Acknowledgments

Foreword from the Lectern
   Case Studies

     
Janice Moore
     
Carol Mitchell
     
Greg Dickinson
     
Eric Aoki
   Final Thoughts

Foreword from the Stage
   Introduction

     
Parallels Between the Classroom and the Stage
     
Instruction and Entertainment
     
Performance Anxiety and Fun
     
The Making of Teachers and Actors
     
Cross‑Fertilization and Creativity
     
Plan of the Book

Chapter 1: Planning and Performance
     
Warm‑Up
     
Lesson Plans and Scripts
     
Roles
     
Movements and Blocking
     
Equipment and Materials as Props
     
Lighting
     
Costuming
     
Energy and Concentration
     
Audience Response
     
Exercises

Chapter 2: Warming Up
     
General Warm‑Up Exercises
     
Vocal Warm‑Up Exercises
     
Exercises for Physical Flexibility and Control
     
Warming Up for Class

Chapter 3: The Lecture
     
Why Lecture?
     
The Challenge to Lecture Well
     
Lessons from the Stage
     
The Teaching Objective as Through‑Line
     
Lecture Notes as Script
     
The Case of Oedipus
     
Hooking Students from the Start
     
The Classroom as Set
     
The Roles You Play
     
The Roles You Could Play
     
Techniques to Enhance Your Roles
     
Pacing
     
Warming Up
     
Movements
     
Voice
     
Props
     
Lighting
     
Costumes
     
Notes
     
Impact on Students

Chapter 4: Questions, Answers, and Discussions
     
Problems and Challenges
     
Staying Focused: Interactions and Through‑Lines
     
Lesson Plans and Scripts
     
Engaging Students and Audiences
     
Hooking Students from the Start
     
The Classroom as Set
     
The Roles You Play
     
Be a Catalyst for Growth
     
Provide Encouragement and Reinforcement
     
Nurture Creativity
     
Promote Effective Communication Skills
     
Keep Track of Time and Task
     
Delivery
     
Props
     
Warming Up
     
Reactions from Students and Audiences
     
Problems

Chapter 5: Energy, Creativity, and Spontaneity
     
Improvisation and Spontaneity
     
Applications in Class
     
Enhancing Creativity
     
Self‑awareness
     
Creative Expression
     
A Whack and a Kick
     
Implications for Teaching
     
Synectics
     
Focusing on the Present
     
Reflection
     
An Introduction to Development, Discovery, And Drama

Chapter 6: The Developmental Case for Drama
     
Background
     
Conflicts on Stage
     
Classroom Climate
     
Promoting Engagement
     
Diversity
     
Effective Communication
     
Active Learning
     
The Social Context for Learning
     
Our Challenge to You

Chapter 7: Discovery and Drama
     
Paradigm Shifts
     
A Place for Curiosity
     
Approaches to Discovery
     
The Emotions of Discovery
     
Induction
     
Deduction
     
Case Studies and Problem‑Based Learning
     
Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 8: Performance‑Enhancing Exercises
     
Getting Started
     
Warm‑Ups
     
Beginning Exercises and Ground Rules
     
Performance‑Based Exercises
     
Woodchuck
     
Adverb Game
     
Rhythmic Sound and Movement
     
Space Walk
     
Energy Center
     
More Advanced Work
     
Inner Monologue
     
Objectives
     
Gibberish
     
Role Wheel
     
Summary

Chapter 9: Scenes for Practice, Fun, and Exploration
     
Stand and Deliver
     
Dead Poets Society
     
October Sky
     
Higher Learning
     
Music of the Heart
     
Mr. Holland's Opus
     
Dangerous Minds
     
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
     
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
     
All the World's a Stage ...
     
What We Need Are Facts, Sir!
     
I'm Trying to Teach You
     
The Calling
     
Educating Rita
     
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

References with Annotations     

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