Many readers of The Drama Teacher are university students, graduate teachers new to this wonderful profession, teachers returning to the Drama classroom after time away and others who have been allocated a Drama class, but may not have any formal training in the field.
Having taught high school Drama for 23 years, today I thought I’d blog what I believe are the necessary qualities of a good Drama teacher. Some are common to all teachers, regardless of discipline, while others are skills and traits a little more specific to the teaching of Drama. I hope this list helps some of you out there.
In no particular order of importance, a Drama teacher needs to be:
This is not a definitive list by any means. Feel free to add your own in the comments box below.