IN MY CLASSROOM, I SEEK TO PROVIDE:
A SAFE SPACE FOR RISK TAKING
I am intentional about creating a classroom that is both emotionally and physically safe, providing students with a space in which they explore, discover, and take risks with confidence.
STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING
I create hands-on, diverse, engaging learning experiences for my students that allow them to think independently and drive their own learning. Through devising, presenting, and critically reflecting on theatre, students gain a richer understanding of themselves, their community, and the world. Ultimately, I want my students to leave my classroom inspired to use the performing arts as a tool for change.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATION
Collaboration is at the very heart of theatre-making. The collaborative, performance-based experiences that I provide in my classroom not only allow students to develop theatrical skills but also many transferable skills vital to 21st century learners. These include creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
LOCAL AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
In this increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world, it is important that students build skills in engaging with different kinds of people and cultures. I make it a priority to not only teach about international performance traditions within the classroom, but to also create opportunities for students to witness them first-hand.