Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught. Acknowledging this aspect could be a missed opportunity to restructure ways teachers learn new skills and tactics.
There is no doubt that teachers develop many important skills during their teaching life, but definitely performing as actors and actresses is one of the most useful and enjoyable tasks in the classroom. Some teachers are very good at that, others need more training. This article discusses the role of performing as a teaching strategy and how being trained like actors/actresses may contribute to develop not only good academic habits but successful practices.