Margaret Boersma is a creative educational consultant, coach, and teaching artist who offers educational programs for learners in K-12. Just recently Margaret registered for the Digital Human Library and she would like to offer 3 of her programs, Teach Learning Skills through Drama Games for free – one program per division (K-3, 4-6, 7-8). These free programs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to register for one of Margaret’s free programs, please leave a comment below and I will connect you with Margaret so you can make the necessary arrangements!
You will need a computer with internet connected to a SMARTBoard or projector/ screen, and a webcam. The Digital Human Library donated a webcam to every school in AMDSB in 2012. The webcam should be catalogued in your school’s library.
If you need any support or have any questions about connecting with Margaret, I am just an email away! More information about Margaret Boersma and her programs is included below. Enjoy!
What is Drama?
Pretending is a simple way to describe drama. This lesson is a beginning drama lesson to set up students powerfully going forward. The following drama games will help build community and an emotionally “safe” environment with your class. Similar to Tribes games, they will help students focus, cooperate and take risks. These games are suggestions and others may be found by searching theatre games.
Why Play Drama Games?
Learning through games is a fun way to teach children to listen and respond to rules and they keep each other accountable. As well, well chosen games teach the basics of skill development in focus, cooperation, collaboration, decision-making, creativity and other 21st century skills. Character education and citizenship skills are also developed through these learning games.
Sample Program Descriptions
Margaret will consult with you prior to your delivering your program in order to customize the learning experience for your students. Suggested program descriptions are included below:
For ideas and further information about Margaret Boersma and to learn more about her programs, please visit her website at www.margaretboersma.com