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Education Professional Development

This book is not about drama…

…It's about new ways to inspire students

by (author) Myra Barrs, Bob Barton & David Booth

Publisher
Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Category
Professional Development
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551388434
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $21.95

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Part food for thought, part instruction manual, part stories and scripts to explore, and part encouragement to recharge, this practical book offers a comprehensive approach to using role play and discussion to build meaningful language experiences. It explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing, and imagination and shows teachers how to be effective observers and support the deeper meaning that comes from working inside and outside the text.

This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies and texts that have been chosen for their ability to engage students, get them out of their chairs, and let them learn actively and socially. The strategies begin with simple games, and evolve into more complex learning opportunities. The model texts give teachers a great place to start, and anecdotes from real classrooms put them into context. These classroom glimpses illustrate the real power that students can bring to their learning as they share within groups and find ways to involve their audience.

This book is not about Drama... is a must-read guide that shows teachers how to inspire students to experience, reflect, and express their ideas with confidence.

 

About the authors

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Bob Barton was born in Ontario. After years of teaching elementary school, he eventually began teaching in secondary. He later became an Education Officer and an Arts Coordinator with the Ontario Ministry of Education. He has been a teaching master at teachers’ college, a visiting author in the schools, a performer and a storyteller. Over the years he has published many children’s books, including The Bear Says North (2003) and Poetry Goes to School (2004). Barton has worked professionally as a storyteller for over thirty years, sharing his stories across Canada, the United States, and England. He is the recipient of many literacy and arts awards. Today he still sits on several boards which help promote literacy, but he doesn’t neglect his hobbies of cooking, reading, and gardening. Barton has two grown children and lives with his wife in Toronto.

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David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.

 

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