How does theatre work in your school?

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Option...

  1. A

    69.2%
  2. B

    7.7%
  3. C

    7.7%
  4. D

    15.4%
  1. MikeTeachesMath

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    I'm doing some research and if you could respond to the poll, that would be great :).

    Also, if you used to have a teacher that falls under A or B, but now hired a new one (due to leave/retirement) that falls under C, let me know in the comments!

    In your school, is the music/theatre teacher...

    A) someone who solely teaches music and/or theatre

    B) someone who teaches mainly music and/or theatre, but also teaches another subject

    C) someone who teaches mainly another subject, but also teaches music and/or theatre

    D) music and/or theatre are not offered
     
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  3. MissCeliaB

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    None of those options work. We have a full-time music teacher, a half-time music teacher, and four different teachers who each teach at least one section of drama. We have two different performing groups: one for straight plays and one for musicals.
     
  4. gr3teacher

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    My school has two music teachers, a part-time band teacher, and a part time strings teacher.

    I've tried twice the past two years to begin a theater program, but it hasn't worked yet. My principal tells me next year might be the year.
     
  5. bison

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    Elementary here. It'd be easier to answer if music and theater were separate. We have a part time music teacher, and no theater. Some grade levels do plays, but it's up to the teachers to organize them, along with some parent volunteers.
     
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    None of the above. Our choir teacher is the assistant director. Our art teacher directs our musical. We do one musical per year. It's our only show. I taught drama last year but no kids in class were in the show except maybe one.
     
  7. Go Blue!

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    Grades 6-12 school. No music or theatre teacher. We had a music teacher for MS last year only and we have never had anyone for theatre.
     
  8. HistoryVA

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    I picked A, but the combination of music and theatre skewed my answer. We have full-time music teachers (chorus, orchestra and band), but we have no theatre teachers at all. I'm the Drama Coach, but I actually teach history; there are no drama classes.
     
  9. lucybelle

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    Where I went to school we had a theater teacher who taught theater class, and also directed the plays. We had a music teacher who taught music class, and also lead the marching band and pit band. And we had a choral teacher who taught chorus, and also lead the pit chorus.
     
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    I am the theatre teacher

    I teach theatre and English 10. I'll be doing public speaking and AP next year. I also run a full program-5 shows a year, no budget, 2 classes.
     
  11. geoteacher

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    None if the options work for my school either. Theatre is strictly extra-curricular whereas we have full time staff for both vocal and instrumental music.
     
  12. TeacherNY

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    Do you mean putting on shows (directing) or theatre classes?
    We never had actual theatre classes. When I was in High school we had outside people come in to direct the shows (it was an extra curricular activity not a class). In Jr. high the English teacher and Music teacher directed the shows.
     
  13. Glühwürmchen

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    None of those options work for my school. We have 4 music teachers and an English teacher that teaches theater a couple periods of the day. I think one of the music teachers does have a musical theater class though.
     
  14. monsieurteacher

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    I picked B based solely on my high school experience... The theatre teacher taught a bit of journalism and leadership as well, but was mainly drama, and she put on the musicals. The music teacher helped a lot with music, while the art teacher and tech teachers helped with set design.
     
  15. chebrutta

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    Huh. We have four full-time music teachers, one full-time drama teacher, and three full-time art teachers. We're pretty lucky in that regard.
     
  16. czacza

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    I'm elementary, but it's the same in my middle school as well...we both have full time music teachers.
     
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    The middle school I teach at has 2 full-time music teachers, one teaches band and the other teaches orchestra. Drama is also an elective, but with far fewer sections. There is 1 section in each of the 7th and 8th grades. One is taught by an English teacher and the other is taught by a Math/Science core teacher. I don't think 6th has Drama available, but I'm not positive. Most of us teach 4 sections in our subject area and an additional elective, which admin tries to align with our interests and background.
     

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