Teachers learn to use theater to engage students in lessons

Ten California teachers are learning to use stage techniques to interest students in academic subjects. A local theater company has provided the training for Palo Alto Unified School District teachers for four years. "Say you are doing a science unit on energy," said Nancy Coffey, head of the program. "If the children get up and turn their bodies into thunder and lightning, they'll remember it a lot better than if they sat and did a worksheet on thunder and lightning."

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