Featured Instructors:

David McGraw, M.A., M.F.A., senior lecturer in theatre arts, head of Performing Arts Entrepreneurship program

Overview:

Explains how instructors can plan their movements across the space of the classroom to invigorate lectures and discussions.

Benefits:

  • Engages students
  • HIghlights key information
  • Improves instructor-student relationship

Description:

Stage blocking is the carefully planned choreography of performers on a stage designed to affect how audience members perceive the performance.  Instructors can similarly use stage blocking to enliven a lecture or discussion, highlight key information, and improve student engagement.  Using performance techniques in the classroom does not merely entertain students; rather, it helps the instructor to connect with students so they can better understand course content.