Presume Competence

Recently (2020), the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences raised eyebrows for implementing new diversity rules that insist in order to be eligible for an Oscar, films need to meet inclusion standards both on camera and behind the scenes. Their point is to increase the representation of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, LGBTQ persons, … Continue reading Presume Competence

Teaching Special Needs students is a privilege

The dynamic of my Drama classes is a special one. I get students from all walks of life: academic, athletic, eclectic, quiet, loud, at risk, behavioral, funny, awkward, and musical. They all seem to be able to find a place to call home in a Drama class. The kid who feels unsuccessful at Math discovers … Continue reading Teaching Special Needs students is a privilege