How to Educate Others During Theatre In Our Schools Month
By: STO Folarin Oyeleye, Foster High School, Troupe 7961
Hello my fellow thespians! This has been quite the Theatre In Our Schools Month hasn’t it? This has been a great learning opportunity for others and I’m sure you want to share your knowledge with others. So today, I’m gonna teach you about the last letter of our S.A.U.C.E acronym: educate.
So, education can mean a multitude of things. For some, it means to expand upon their own knowledge , and for others it means to act as a facilitator for learning of a particular subject. First, I’m going to tell you how to educate yourself, so that way you have the necessary tools to educate others.
Step 1- One of the best ways to start educating yourself is by asking questions. When you formulate questions you filter between what you want to know vs what you already know, so this grants a good idea of where to steer future endeavors. You can ask questions to your directors or you could do some research on your own. But remember to cross reference your info to make sure you’re not getting incorrect facts.
Step 2- Now that we know how to educate ourselves, let’s take a look at how to educate others. The most important part of teaching others is to be able to adapt to how other people learn. This way it doesn’t feel like you’re bombarding them with information. Next, you need to be constantly engaging with your cohort to make sure they’re keeping up with you. This is because sometimes the people you educate aren’t necessarily willing to learn, so you’ll need to put extra effort into working with them.
The abilities and resilience gained through each step will soon help you learn to educate others about anything you’re passionate about. It’s important to keep educating others about theatre so that way they continue to understand our purpose, and how that purpose makes us essential to the community. It is now with great pleasure that I can say you have now completed the last lesson in your S.A.U.C.E acronyms. I hope you’ve enjoyed all we’ve taught, and can find the proper scenarios to apply these tactics.
Happy Theatre In Our Schools Month,
Your 2021 Texas State Thespian Officers