For Grades 3-6 | 8 Sessions of 60 Minutes Each | Up to 30 Students* | $850 for 8 Workshops**
Kids have a huge capacity for kindness! As an educator, there are probably few things that brighten your day like kind words or a hug from a student
However, like all human beings, kids can also be uncaring or downright mean. In elementary school, children are still developing empathy — the capacity to feel what others are feeling. What can you do to help your students consider the needs of others?
Picture a workshop where your students are learning to treat each other with compassion and respect. They’re practicing reflective listening skills, growing to appreciate diversity, and learning strategies to resolve conflicts. But this isn’t a lecture! Your students are getting hands-on practice with empathy and compassion through role-playing. In other words, they’re trying real-life skills without real-life consequences.
That’s what Real Life Drama is all about. Our series of eight 50-minute workshops will engage and transform your students!
Since 2007, Drama by George has impacted more than 88,000 students across the Kentuckiana region. When we collaborated with a Louisville elementary school to measure Real Life Drama’s effectiveness among 4th and 5th graders. We discovered that 3 out of 4 students said they learned new things from the program, while 70% affirmed that it helped them treat their classmates better. There was also substantial growth in these self-reported measures:
“Real Life Drama is a great program for students . . . It really helped [kids] who struggle with emotions learn how to deal with them in an appropriate way.”
– 5th Grade Teacher, Louisville
“I really enjoyed it . . . thank you for coming and teaching me a lot of new things.”
– 5th Grade Student, Louisville
In every session of Real Life Drama, we’ll remind students that their actions affect other people. We’ll encourage them to consider the feelings of their friends and family members. Most importantly, role-playing will give them the opportunity to apply what they’re learning to real life. In short, Real Life Drama will help you grow caring kids! Take the first step towards a brighter school climate when you contact Drama by George to schedule your workshops.
*We require that a staff member from your organization attends each workshop to assist in supervising the students. We strongly recommend at least two staff members if the setting is outside of a regular classroom environment (like a treatment facility or community center). Real Life Drama is most effective when the same students experience all eight sessions.
**$125 is the cost for a single workshop. If you schedule all eight workshops at the same school during the same academic year, you’ll receive a $150 discount (resulting in a total of $850 for the entire program). We offer additional discounts when you schedule multiple workshops on the same day in the same location (to accommodate additional groups of students). Prices are subject to change. A travel charge applies for destinations outside of a 20-mile radius from our office near downtown Louisville.