The main exercises which struck me the most were; trust walk, pretend play and roaming around. Trusting myself into someone else’s hands was really difficult for myself, perhaps because my character is more controlling. I was very hesitant to give up my control and that does reflect alot on my personality, however I did follow the rules to it, as hard as it may have been. This particular detail gives me room to emphasise on my teaching, in which I need to learn how to trust the children more and to not control but allow them to take risks. However, during pretend play I realised how imaginative I still was, and how natural it felt to pretend play with an imaginary ball. Roaming around the class made me more vulnerable, and I definetely felt more exposed but this also gave me a boost in confidence. I felt more confident and perhaps less shy after this session although I definetely need more work to boost it.
What value did you find in the activity/ drama convention?
A value I particularly appreciated was the fact that I was able to feel comfortable without feeling judged. In the beginning there …show more content…
If ideas are simplified and adjusted to their knowledge, however, children would also be able to partake. These exercises could help children develop more confidence and creativity as well as teach them how to work in teams. Working in teams makes it easier for us to feel vulnerable, to think outside the box and to be expressive. Mr. Aflred also gave us some exercises which we could do with children in order to develop this confidence. One of these exercises was to ask the children about personal experiences that made them feel happy or sad or angry etc... when these experiences are shared in groups one person from the group could narrate it. This exercise gives choice and responsability to the kids, and also helps their condfidence level for future