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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 ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 08-13-2022 16:45
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Hello Fellow Educators! Many of us have purchased James Thomas Bailey's fabulous book on improv. I am implementing it my classroom and would like to form a group (with James's blessing) to discuss and support those of use the book. Let me know if you would like to join. I plan to use Facebook for the ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 08-09-2022 23:17
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Hello All, I have a book of 1-page, 2-character scenes for middle schoolers that was great, but the scenes are a little dated. Any suggestions of a similar, more recently published, book? Thanks! Lesley Ruzon Moreland Middle School, San Jose CA ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon --------- ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 06-30-2022 12:59
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Last minute conference question- anyone know about the PDs for credit? Are they worth $250? How many credits? Thanks, Last-minute Lesley ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 06-07-2022 17:05
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Add me to the list- I can even drive up to Napa to pick it up :) Lesley Ruzon Moreland Middle School, San Jose, CA ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 02-08-2022 17:23
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Hello Fellow educators!  I have a sweet 6th grader with minimal English language skills. He sits with a bilingual student. I would like to give them a short scene with Spanish and English. Know of anything appropriate?  All the resources I have found are for high school and up. ------------------------------ ...
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 01-31-2022 11:25
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Hello Educators!  My middle schoolers want to start a drama club.  What's the process from starting a club to adding a Thespian Troupe? ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 01-30-2022 17:30
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Thank you CJ!  I will try those steps with the next in-class scene work. ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 01-30-2022 17:26
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Thanks, Randall.  I'll look for that book. ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 01-30-2022 17:23
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Thanks Ginny! ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------
Posted By Lesley Ruzon 01-20-2022 08:29
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Hello Fellow Teachers!  Does anyone have a lesson on how to rehearse?  My middle schoolers seem to think reading through a scene once counts as rehearsing, I think they need concrete steps.  Thanks! ------------------------------ Lesley Ruzon ------------------------------