"Make-believe [is] the thinking tool children use."

"Make-believe [is] the thinking tool children use."

—Vivian Gussin Paley

"I love mindfulness. It made me calm and made me refresh myself."

"I love mindfulness. It made me calm and made me refresh myself."

—Student

"I like resting our minds together."

"I like resting our minds together."

—Student

"Really love meditation because it is restful."

"Really love meditation because it is restful."

—Student

Notes & Resources

Has what you’ve seen here whetted your appetite to bring Drama World into your teaching practice? Here are a few resources to begin.

Relevant Links

Click on the links below to read more about the role of drama in the classroom.

Recommended Reading

“Mantle of the expert has strong links with play without children feeling “babyish”. In play a world is made by the will of the players who control that world and live in it as long as they are intrigued by it. This happens in the enterprise also. Everyone is “grown up” carrying the responsibilities of adults and facing up to the results of their decisions.”

—Dorothy Heathcote

“Storytelling is the academic precursor at every level of instruction. The imagination begs to be used at every age and stage of life; it frees the mind of rigid patterns and allows us to visualize new approaches to old questions, moving us on to new possibilities.”

—Vivian Gussin Paley