There’s a thin line between entertainment and education

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

In today’s world of flashing screens and iPods, entertaining is partially what the education system needs to be — sometimes just to keep up.

However, as Stitt says, “If you get people too whipped up into a frenzy (in the classroom), all they remember is the frenzy, and not the concept behind it.”

At Western Washington University, Stitt says one of the most helpful classes he took to be a teacher was called “the Drama of Teaching,” which taught future teachers how to present themselves in front of a classroom.

“It was basically a drama class,” he recalled. “We learned how to project voice, increase intonation and do effective pauses.”

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