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Improvisation & the Art and Science of Making It Up As You Go

As much a set of tools as it is a mindset, improvsation can build creative confidence, improve problem solving, and grow a classroom culture. Discover a number of exercises to employ in your impact area, as well as tips on developing an improviser's point of view.
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Improvisation & the Art and Science of Making It Up As You Go
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Teaching in the Moment

    5 minute read
    Dan Ryder says:
    Quick and sturdy reasons why applying improvisational skills to the classroom will likely yield powerful results.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    The art and craft of improvisation explained and explored; it may seem intimidating here but in actuality this podcast can make one see that we improvise daily -- it is a matter of thinking about intention.
  • 532: Magic Words

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    thisamericanlife.org
    thisamericanlife.org
    Dan Ryder says:
    A heartwarming and powerful story about the ability of improvisation to transform the dynamic in a relationship. While this segment is about increasing comfort with individuals struggling with dementia, the lessons to be learned about accepting others' perceptions as truths can help with classroom management and school culture.
  • wnyc.org
    wnyc.org

    Teaching Improv to Teachers

    10 minute read
    Dan Ryder says:
    A brief feature on educators learning improvisation that features the sort of exercises one can try on one's own, as well as further motivation for learning these skills.
  • Improv Encyclopedia

    Website
    improvencyclopedia.org
    improvencyclopedia.org
    Dan Ryder says:
    More than just a comprehensive list of improv games, the categories help players, directors, teachers and other users to search by purpose, intention, number of players, etc. There is also a PDF available of the entire site's content.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Accept, communicate, and trust serve as my own pillars for applying improvisation to the world around me. In this blog post, I explain my thinking behind the three skills and why I think they are at the heart of successful problem solving.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Founder of Engaging Educator, Jen Oleniczak discusses the relationship between improvisation and comfort with failing. This video can provide a tremendous bridge between helping students to become better improvisers and preparing them for the world of work.