Posts Tagged ‘High Risk’
Every week in my Advanced Methods class we take turns reading and creatiing an abstract for an article that coordinates with what we are studying that week. Ths week the article was on a technique called Playback Theatre – the link to the article is here,
and my response to it follows.
Elissa thank you, I thought this was a great subject.
Agree with Jen – this is what I truly love about what we do – the chance we have been given to affect change on our students for the better in so many more ways than just the simple (ok, maybe not simple!) enhancing of their acting skills. And of course, and you are probably all getting bored with hearing my stories of the place I worked last year but as the entire population of the school was made up of high risk students this article brought back of the old frustrations I experienced in trying to reach our guys. I have always felt like I did not do the students justice in teaching them. Every one of them is a child who needs so much help academically and socially -it was as if I stood on the edge of a mountain looking up at all the ways they needed help and could not for the life of me figure out a way to get up there and reach them.
This was one of the main reasons I came to USC and our program. I KNOW that we can help these students with theatre arts, but unlocking the key as to how to do that with students at the level of learning differences we were dealing with at our school was something I really felt I needed a great deal more information about and guided experience with in order to do them justice.