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2021 Back-to-School Drama Resources: A Complete List from Beat by Beat


Aug 21, 2021 Drama Games, Teaching Drama 0 Comments

  Below is a 2021 complete list of Beat by Beat resources for all your drama-related back-to-school needs. Whether you’re looking for lesson plans, monologues, remote theatre activities, or musicals to perform, we hope you’ll find something that will help you in the classroom this coming year. Free Stuff Drama Games Blog Over 130 free drama games and teaching tips How to [...]

Putting on a Show: How do I get my kids excited about a musical they’ve never heard of?


Dec 19, 2017 Arts Education, Children's Plays, Children's Theatre, Plays for Kids, Putting on a Show, Teaching Drama 0 Comments

The spring musical is around the corner…whoo hoo! This is the time when drama and music teachers have a chance to shine.  A chance to put up a show your kids will never forget. But this time of year can also come with a lot of questions… For experienced drama teachers, how do you keep [...]

How to Write a Monologue – Free Lesson Plan from “Teaching Playwriting”


May 23, 2017 Drama Games, Teaching Drama, Teaching Drama Resources 5 Comments

The following lesson plan is an abridged excerpt from the new book Teaching Playwriting: The Essential Handbook, a step-by-step guide to fostering creativity in your classroom. You can learn more and instantly download the entire 108-page resource by clicking here.  The first step to becoming a great playwright is the ability to step inside a character and find [...]

Teaching Drama: 8 Tips for a Successful Drama Sharing Day


Dec 14, 2013 Drama Games, Teaching Drama 3 Comments

I just came back from an end-of-semester drama presentation at a local elementary school. If you run a drama program, you’re familiar with this opportunity for parents to come and see what their kids have been working on. Parents are excited to see their kids, kids are excited to have their parents see them, and [...]