The Joys of Teaching Drama

Teaching drama can feel frustrating, or even exasperating to some people due to the time and patience it requires to teach children.  Some parents due to the present COVID-19  pademic have even started referring teachers, especially drama teachers as some kind of super heroes. Though it is often seen as a low paying thankless job in comparison to other professions, those who stick to it have seen that it has the potential to be one of the most rewarding jobs there is!

Our drama teacher & coordinator Ms Olapeju receiving an appreciation award

 -Work Hours and Extra Income

While it may look like their hours are long, drama teachers do spend a significant  amount of time doing extra work, after they are done with their regular work. They have the time to take on extra drama lessons, which also increase the income level. They have the holidays as well to reflect on new creative ways to teach their craft while taking extra work. This gives them more experience while increasing their income simultaneously.  

-Passion and  Personal Fulfillment 

Many drama teachers find fulfillment in teaching what their passion. They get to spend every day teaching about what they love and hopefully passing it onto others. They find fulfillment in designing  creative lesson plans, creating amazing props as these also help them learn and grow to as excellent drama instructors.

– Multiple Interactions with Students

Drama teachers have the opportunity every day, to interact with kids and teach them new skills.

While some kids can be quite the ‘drama queens and kings’, drama teachers still find it rewarding to interact with their students in the most creative way. They also have the ability to improve their emotional well being through lessons that will ultimately raise the confidence and communication skills of their students.

– Respect

Being a drama teacher also earns you a large amount of respect from friends, family members and those in the community. You earn praise and admiration from people who could never imagine themselves spending the day in a classroom full of children or who are tempted to run after spending five minutes with a preschooler. As a teacher, you even have a nationally recognized day to appreciate you and the job you do. During back-to-school time and during teacher appreciation week, many businesses take time to offer freebies and discounts to thank teachers and show their respect for the profession.

One of our drama instructors at the Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy Lagos Island , Collins Chukwudi, being appreciated all the way from Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy Cairo, Egypt 

At Helen O’ Grady Academy  Lagos Island , our instructor are totally committed and passionate about making drama classes an unforgettable exciting experience  for children who are interested in drama! Our children programs are designed to draw maximum engagement from kids and raising their confidence, communication and public speaking skills.

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