• Summary
  • Contents

Originally developed for deaf children, this innovative and successful drama programme addressing personal, social and emotional needs can benefit all children in primary schools. The interactive and lively ideas cover a variety of themes from empathy to assertiveness. Bringing together the expertise of a drama teacher and the skills of a teacher of the deaf, the book provides an unconventional way of exploring human concerns.

Creating Solutions
Creating solutions

The material in this session is based around a problem which is pertinent to a deaf pupil. To give a sense of continuity the same example is used and developed in the following sessions. In this way a clear sequence is described which may be adapted for any child with a special need.

  • To encourage the children to be aspirational.
  • To encourage the children to see that to fulfil our aspirations they need to take responsibility for their learning.
  • To focus the attention of the group onto a specific instance of difficulty when learning in a mainstream class.
  • To suggest solutions.
  • To practise solutions.
  • To identify the most effective solution.
Materials and Preparation
  • Use ‘Don't just sit there …’ from the CD-ROM, or write some bubbles with other common problems ...
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