Teacher Mr. Payne
105 Berry Street
Sanger TX, 76266
About the teacher:
Mr. Payne has taught for over 20 years in different settings ranging from public to private and PreK-12th.
B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting UNT
M. Ed. In Educational Leadership UNT
Currently working on Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Dissertation Topic: Fine art teacher impact on the development of human agency from conation in students.
Texas teaching certificates in
1st Period ART
2nd Period ART
3rd Period ART
4th Period TRIBE TIME
5th Period ART
6th Period DRAMA
7th Period ART
8th Period Conference
9th Period ART
About the class:
I break learning drama into four categories.
1. Inquiry and Understanding
2. Creative Expression
3. Historical and Cultural
4. Critical evaluation and Response
Inquiry and understanding develop a student’s perception of human relationships, their environment, and themselves from and by using thematic conventions and elements of drama.
Creative expression allows students to think artistically, integrate knowledge from other content areas in a meaningful way, relate interpersonally, and build concepts of the self that are positive.
Historical and cultural gives students access to the heritage and traditions found in theatre and lets student inherent their cultural legacy from the theatre. Students will also investigate the rich diversity and cultural vantage points that are represented in theatre from around the world.
Critical evaluation and response give opportunities for students to engage in Investigations and dialog, revise personal views to develop aesthetics and critical thinking, develop the ability to appreciate and evaluate theatre, and to accept constructive criticism.
Texts for this class include:
1. The Essential Theatre, by Brockett and Ball
2. Supplemental material via the internet
Students will be graded on the following criteria:
1. Completed work
2. Following directions
3. The quality of effort
4. The weight of the assignment. The weight of the assignment will determine how many times the assignment will count. What determines weight are as follows:
b. The length of assignment/time
The purpose and goal of discipline is to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and to create an atmosphere that is inclusive, safe, and cooperative.
Students are expected to follow the Student Code of Conduct and to adhere to established class procedures. Failure to do so will result in a range of consequences including but not limited to:
1. Reminder of expectations
2. Loss of privileges in class (such as seat choice)
3. Parent notification
5. Office referrals
"Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou