Magmoo wrote:Given how a fair bit of the act of teaching may be a form of performance art, do you feel your drama training has helped your teaching ability in ways that other teachers would benefit from? If so, please expound on that.
On my Bachelor's Degree, my minor area of emphasis is Theatre, I perform for a living, and feel compelled to answer this as well...
Every teacher develops their own performance style, but the truth is: what works for one teacher won't work for every other teacher.
I've drawn heavily upon my performance background in classroom settings, and it's helped me, especially with my wide-ranging, tangential style which I somehow think probably is pretty similar to Mikel's.
Teaching is partly performance, and performances only get better with practice, and not every performer has the same style. "Get comfortable with having an audience," is advice I'd give, but it's only achievable by being repeatedly in front of an audience (or by being completely unabashed...)
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