Faraway Woods, a New Podcast by Award-Winning Children’s Theatre, Teaches Pro-Social Skills

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CLIMB Theatre, a national leader in theatre for young audiences, engages children ages 4-9 through interactive audio dramas. ST. PAUL, Minn., May 23, 2016 – Kids across the country can now travel to Faraway Woods, a world of delightful characters and interactive stories, thanks to the release of a new podcast by award-winning CLIMB Theatre. CLIMB, based out of St. Paul, MN, created Faraway …


3 Ways Theatre Education Builds Self-Confidence

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“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – NFL legend and actor, Joe Namath Self-confidence is one of the most important skills that parents and teachers can encourage in students of all ages. Students who possess self-confidence are more likely to:      Develop healthy, long-lasting friendships.      Perform well in …


Talking to Students about Peer Pressure

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Photo courtesy Flikr user USAGJ One of the most important life skills students need is the ability to resist peer pressure and to make choices grounded in their own desires and values.  This is important in everything from substance abuse prevention to bullying prevention.  In our classes, CLIMB teaches students 4 Refusal Steps. Use a role­playing exercise like the one below to practice these …

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2 Simple Techniques for Teaching Self-Control

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Every teacher knows how important it is to help students learn self-control—it’s vital to a healthy and positive classroom climate! Beyond that, students with self-control do better in life: they get better grades, demonstrate greater self-acceptance and self-esteem, report less guilt and shame that lead to destructive behaviors, and develop stronger and healthier interpersonal relationships. So what can you do …