2020 planning: Drama and Speech in schools

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Piano, by Peter Goldsworthy

I enjoyed the article posted on this website on 28 March 2019 by Canberra music teacher and examiner Greta Grybaitis. It discussed ‘the consistency and discipline of practice and the practice methods’ and contained content relevant also to students of...

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Reading aloud technique—five tips for improvement

Here are some tips to improve your child’s technique when reading aloud. Speech teachers commence with correct posture and book position, so that’s where I’ll begin in this article. Posture and book position In the two images above, Sameule Vaccaro of...

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Attention Drama Teachers – Primary and Secondary

Are you looking for a new teaching approach, maybe something different for 2019? Would you like to challenge your students and have them assessed in groups? You may like to consider the AGME’s Speech syllabi no 6 and 7, which...

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Jan shares a milestone with the Guild

2019 marks 50 years since the AGME began operations. But it’s also a 50 year milestone for one of the Guild’s most respected teachers—Jan Skinner. Jan’s first Diploma students qualified in 1969, two of 54 students to do so since...

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PowerPoint and Public Speaking

Did you know that the AGME has a public speaking syllabus incorporating the creation and delivery of PowerPoint presentations? PowerPoint and public speaking have come together in our latest Speech syllabus Business Presentations. This course is designed to meet the...

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Speech Pathologist or Speech Teacher: what’s the difference?

In brief … Speech Teachers (or Speech and Drama teachers, or Public Speaking teachers) usually qualify through public examinations offered by organizations such as the AGME. Speech teachers use a variety of activities to help students with formation of speech...

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