Viewing Videotaped Examples
If you are using videotaped examples in a lesson, show them several times so students have sufficient opportunity to watch for details and focus on different components.

Space and Sound
Students working in collaborative groups can be noisy, and limited space can contribute to behavior problems. If you are planning to use group or movement-based activities, you may wish to find an alternative space, such as a gymnasium or cafeteria, and to advise teachers in nearby classrooms what you will be doing.

Role-Play
When students improvise scenes, they need the opportunity to reflect and refine their work. It takes time and experimentation to create multidimensional characters. Stopping with the first performance of a scene is like accepting the first draft of a writing assignment.

Creative Work
When students are asked to make creative decisions and collaborate on creative tasks, it is important for them to know what outcomes are expected before they begin their work. Use a rubric to clearly outline the assignment criteria. Be specific about time allowed for completion.