Get Students Moving and Interacting with Improv

Get your students speaking, acting, listening, and laughing.

Student engagement is always been a challenge for teachers. Now with distance learning and hybrid models, teachers feel more disconnected than ever from their students. In this course, Christopher Younggren teaches how simple improv games create immediate student buy-in, help students gain confidence, cultivate their imaginations, and build skills of effective listening, speaking, and teamwork. Expect to walk away with a set of simple games to use with your remote students starting tomorrow. The sweet spot for this course is teachers in grades 3-12, but primary grade teachers have also gotten their students acting, speaking, and listening.

 

About the instructor

Christopher holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton. A lifelong stage actor, national champion public speaker, YouTuber and now middle school ELA teacher, Christopher brings his passion to this course in a way that is positively infectious. Christopher will show you how to connect with your students in-person or online faster and stronger than ever before.

Introduction

1
Why Improv?
01:23

Christopher Younggren explains why improv is an ideal tool for the classroom.

2
Improv provides a safe zone
02:15

Reason #1: Improv Creates a Safe Space.

3
Improv is a multi-sensory experience
01:26

Reason #2: Improv is a multi-sensory experience.

4
Improv builds problem-solving skills
01:36

Reason #3: Improv helps build problem-solving skills.

Bringing improv to the classroom

1
Zip, Zap, Zop… BOING!!
03:31

Game #1: Zip, Zap, Zop... BOING!!

2
What are you doing?
04:37

Game #2: Uh....What are you doing?

3
The Alphabet game
03:36

Game #3: The Alphabet Game.

Closing

1
Give it a try!
02:10

Closing thoughts: Give improv a try!

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