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  • 1.  New FB Group

    Posted 08-13-2022 16:46
    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 group but I am willing to consider a different forum.
    Lesley Ruzon (she/hers)
    Moreland Middle School, San Jose, CA

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    Lesley Ruzon
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  • 2.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 08-16-2022 22:45
    Bump

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    Lesley Ruzon
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  • 3.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 22 days ago
    I just bought the book.  Interested in the facebook group if that's still happening.

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    Ryan Moore
    Theatre Teacher and Forensics Coach
    MI
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  • 4.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 21 days ago
    Count me in!

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    [Jen] [Jordan]
    [Director of Theater and Dance]
    [Junior Class and Day Student Advisor]
    [Miss Hall's School]
    [Pittsfield] [MA]
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  • 5.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 20 days ago
    What's the best way to purchase the book?





  • 6.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 19 days ago
    It's now available on Amazon, which is where I purchased it:

    https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Improv-Practical-Theatre-Educators/dp/1639320814/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ECHP2HDCGGBV&keywords=james+thomas+bailey&qid=1662989970&sprefix=james+thomas+b%2Caps%2C749&sr=8-1

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    Ryan Moore
    Theatre Teacher and Forensics Coach
    MI
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  • 7.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 17 days ago
    I am using the book and would love to join!

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    Mary Bogrette
    Bloomfield Hills High School
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  • 8.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 16 days ago
    I would be interested in joining a FB group with other instructors who use this text. I've been using it once a week to supplement my regular TA curriculum. My students love it. Let us know if/when a group launches.

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    Rich Luedeke
    Blackhawk Christian Theatre
    Fort Wayne, IN
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  • 9.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 16 days ago
    Sign me up, my students and I love the book. Best thing I've added to my curriculum. 





  • 10.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 15 days ago
    I would love to join a group around this book. It has been fabulous!

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    Joshua Cain
    Theatre Teacher
    The Independent School
    KS
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  • 11.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 15 days ago
    Please count me in!

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    Darlene Shaw
    Drama Coach
    Lafayette Christian School
    GA
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  • 12.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 14 days ago
    Me please! I've ordered the book because of the enthusiasm on this thread!

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    Josie Tierney-Fife
    Theater Director
    Gorham High School
    Gorham, Maine
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  • 13.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 13 days ago
    I'd like to join, too! 

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    Amanda Cadogan (she | her)
    Humanities  |  Maybeck High School





  • 14.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 13 days ago
    Please add me to the group.
    Thank you!

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    Tracey Buot
    Director of Theatre
    St. Pius X Catholic High School
    Atlanta, Georgia
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  • 15.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 12 days ago
    Would anyone want to have a group zoom and divide some of the warm-ups, games and activities up to try them out together before we try with students?

    Mary
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    Mary Bogrette





  • 16.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 12 days ago
    Love that idea!

    Jennifer Jordan
    Director of Theater & Dance
    11th Grade Class Coordinator
    Day Student Advisor
    Miss Hall's School





  • 17.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 12 days ago
    Sure!





  • 18.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 13 days ago
    RE:FB Group - Please count me in! Just purchased the book, as well.

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    Wendy Hughes
    Drama Teacher
    Bogota High School
    NJ
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  • 19.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 13 days ago
    I just ordered the book.  would love to be part of the FB group

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    Jennifer Babcock
    WA
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  • 20.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 13 days ago
    PLEASE add me. I've taught an improv based Theatre 1 curriculum for years but the book provided the missing pieces. 

    Just wondering,: my class is small because the freshman class is small. I have 12 students out of the 37 in the freshman class (there's only 300 in our 7-12 independent school). I'm covering more than one lesson a day. Anyone else having the same experience? 

    Also wondering if anyone is doing this with middle school. I'm considering doing this with the 7th grade next year and covering Boleslavsky with the 9th (right now it's backwards).

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    Dr. Doug Erwin
    Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair--St Louis Priory School
    Thespian Troupe 4702
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  • 21.  RE: New FB Group

    Posted 12 days ago
    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 and I'm up to Lesson 23. In general it has been hugely successful. I have had to make adjustments for the age and abilities of my students, of course, and I kept a few of my old "Intro to theater" lessons. For example, last week my students presented their first memorized work, a poem. We are doing theater vocab this week and next week they will be assigned their first scene, a simple 2-person, 1-page script.

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    Lesley Ruzon
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