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Posted By Lesley Ruzon 04-22-2024 08:44
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Hello Hive Mind! We have a new construction tech class and I would like to partner with them to make some basic set pieces: benches, blocks, etc. Does anyone have patterns for these? What would you suggest we make? I'm also thinking of having them create a large set piece that would be a high platform ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 02-22-2024 15:39
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Pedro Pascal gave us this fabulous clip to kick off the lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXqFRiYABl8&ab_channel=IB ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) South San Francisco High School ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 02-06-2024 08:32
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My students are TERRIBLE at memorizing lines. I am thinking of doing a lesson/project to address this. Has anyone done this? In my searches I get lots of advice and tips, no concrete lessons. Do I just assign a simple scene or speech and lead each of the activities until we get to the memorization check ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 12-13-2023 10:05
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I'm planning a sketch comedy unit in January and I failed to save my slides from my last school :(. Before I create a new deck does anyone have an "Intro to Sketch Comedy" presentation? Thanks in advance! ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) South San Francisco High School ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 12-01-2023 08:51
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Hello Educators, I am using the wonderful Behind the Scenes Tech Theatre Curriculum, and I cannot find my copies of the "Wizard of Oz" scenes to use for the final project. Do any of you have it? Thanks! Lesley in California ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) Moreland ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 05-16-2023 09:20
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Hello Educators, I am using the Behind the Scenes Tech Theatre curriculum for a second time. I need a sound app students can use on Chromebooks. I used SoundTrap in the fall, so my free trial is used up. Any suggestions? ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) Moreland Middle ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 04-20-2023 15:18
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Hello All! I would like to use the EdTA Behind the Scenes Tech Theater Curriculum again this semester, but since I have some students who already did the project in my class last semester I would like to use a different play. I am thinking of using Annie, the most recent NBC version. Other suggestions? ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 04-20-2023 15:13
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Hello Teachers! I am using the Behind the Scenes Tech Theater Curriculum created by EdTA, however I have some students who did already did the program Fall Semester, so I would like to use a different show (the curriculum uses The Wiz). I was thinking of using Annie since it has been produced in different ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 12-27-2022 14:33
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Hello Educators! I am considering The Phantom Tollbooth for a spring play. The theater program I inherited is, shall we say, meager, so this will be the first production requiring sets, props, and costumes that cannot be found in student's closets. Any hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 12-13-2022 14:02
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That looks perfect, thanks! ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) Moreland Middle School San Jose, CA ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 12-12-2022 17:07
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Hello Educators, I have an old book of one-page, two-person scenes for middle schoolers. The length is perfect, but the scenes are a bit... dated. Any suggestions for a replacement? Thanks! ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) Moreland Middle School San Jose, CA ---------- ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 11-16-2022 14:44
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Good morning educators! Like many of you, I am using Cheryl J. Williams's BtS Tech Design Curriculum. Would anyone else like to make a forum for those of us who are using it? We can share ideas and resources, etc. I would make it on FaceBook , only because I already (sorta) know how to do that. It could ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 11-09-2022 13:13
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Hello Educators! My middle schoolers have little knowledge about theater- few have ever been to a theatrical production, etc. I am thinking I should spend the first week of the semester on theater basics- types of stages, jobs, genres, etc. Does anyone do this already? Can you suggest resources? Thanks! ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 11-01-2022 09:22
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I am very excited to start the Behind the Scenes Tech Design Curriculum I learned about at TEC. I am not sure about using the Diana Ross "The Wiz". Has anyone used "The Wiz Live" from NBC for the BtS curriculum? ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) Moreland Middle School San ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 10-05-2022 13:39
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Improv and students on the spectrum- any suggestions? I have one actor who makes EVERYTHING Star Wars. How can I sift his energy to creating and responding to offers? ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) Moreland Middle School San Jose, CA ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 09-26-2022 08:53
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I will be there! First time attendee- does our registration come with all the events listed (specifically the keynotes and the Saturday evening celebration)? ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 09-26-2022 08:52
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I'll be there! First time attendee- does the registration cover all the events or do we have to register for each one (specifically the keynotes and the Saturday celebration)? ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon (she, her, hers) Moreland Middle School San Jose, CA ------------------------- ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 09-23-2022 11:13
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First, anyone who wants to join the FB group, please send me the email you use for FB. Second, regarding using the book for middle school, I teach middle school, mostly 6th graders who did not choose Theater Arts but were assigned the class. I have been using it since the second day of school this year ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 09-23-2022 11:11
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Sure!
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 08-16-2022 22:44
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Bump ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------