©2018 by Jessica Fagerstrom

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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