For Grades 6-12 | 8 Sessions of 60 Minutes Each | Up to 30 Students* | $800 for 8 Workshops**
At your middle or high school, maybe you can already spot the teens who are at risk for growing into violent adults.
They’re the ones disrespecting teachers, threatening peers, fighting in the hallways … or quietly seething in a corner. You know that teens who use physical or verbal violence to get their own way are hurting themselves. You know they’re creating a school climate that makes learning more difficult for all. But how can you help your students acquire healthy conflict resolution skills?
Picture a workshop where your students are learning to solve problems peacefully. They’re being empowered to express feelings without aggression, look for win-win solutions, and handle criticism. But this isn’t a lecture! Your teens are getting hands-on experience with conflict resolution through role-playing. In other words, they’re trying real-life solutions without real-life consequences.
That’s what Drama by George’s Real Life Drama program is all about. We use discussions, stories, interactive activities, and technology to deliver hands-on workshops that engage and transform teens. Our eight-session program includes:
“Everything about our partnership with Drama by George was fantastic! . . . Students were engaged and able to use what they learned in the workshop in real-life situations. Teachers were able to mimic the program language and use practice scenarios to help students problem-solve. . . . The results of this program included an overall increase in the behaviors we want to see in students, a decrease in those behaviors we don’t, and evidence of sustainable conflict resolution skills. I highly recommend [this] program!”
– Cathy Tinsley, ECE Priority Consulting Teacher and PBIS Lead, Valley High School (Louisville, KY)
“This program gives students information on conflict resolution that is relevant to today’s world. The workshops also provide them with the opportunity to practice conflict resolution skills in a fun, nonthreatening environment.”
– Holli Duke, Guidance Counselor, Brooklawn School (Louisville, KY)
Since 2007, Drama by George has impacted more than 78,000 students across the Kentuckiana region. In 2017, we collaborated with Louisville’s Valley High School to gather data about Real Life Drama. Watch a brief news story about our work at Valley here, or read on for some key findings from our data.
When teens get real-life practice in resolving conflicts, it will make a real-life difference in your school — and in your students’ lives. The Real Life Drama program includes:
Take a step towards preventing physical and verbal violence at your school. Drama by George will help you build a peaceful school climate when you contact us to schedule your workshops.
*We can accommodate up to 30 students per session in a treatment setting (like a hospital or group home), because the staff-to-student ratios are very low. However, we’ve found that in regular education settings, when there are only one or two staff members available to supervise all of the students, a smaller group size of 10-15 students is more effective. There’s less negative peer pressure and more opportunities for the students to connect with each other. Also, we strongly recommend that you send the same students to each workshop. Real Life Drama is most effective when 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 $25 discount on each session (that’s a total of $800 for the 8-session program). Additional discounts are available when you schedule more than one workshop on the same date in the same location (to accommodate multiple 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.