Overcoming Challenges Together
“… to look at a situation from all three perspectives, an academic teacher, a drama teacher and a Drama Specialist (facilitator) as well,(then) to be able to come up with simple and doable tasks to make it easier to adapt Drama in the classroom.”
Priyanka Babbar, our drama learning specialist, who is currently facilitating the Using Drama for Learning (UDL) Programme at The Legacy School, Bengaluru, shares how her journey to becoming a drama facilitator is similar to that of the teachers she is facilitating during the UDL Stage 1.
It was interesting for our drama learning specialist, Priyanka Babbar, to engage with the teachers at The Legacy School as she understands the challenges the teachers face in a classroom. Having taught many academic subjects in classrooms for the first 10 years of her teaching career, Priyanka asserts that the challenges faced by school teachers today in terms of space constraints, student numbers and varied learners remain the same.
During her sessions at The Legacy School, Priyanka worked with her teachers on finding practical solutions for the successful implementation of the Using Drama for Learning Programme. “They were most excited by just jumping into the exercises, experiencing the process together and by identifying how it will create a unique learning experience for their learners in the classroom as well”, she says.