Theater Arts and Life Skills
ECT’s Theater Arts and life Skills programs focus on developing social/emotional competency through creative expression and interpersonal awareness. We use theater games and arts integrated activities as a dynamic way to learn to work cooperatively with others, communicate effectively, and practice time and space management skills.
We have facilitated Theater Arts and Life Skills programs in public schools and with:
- Northeast Center for Youth and Families
- Western Mass Training Consortium
- Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
- Tri-County School, Easthampton, MA
- Holyoke Public Schools, Therapeutic Intervention program (TIP)
- Holyoke Public Schools, Center for Excellence
- Westfield State University (ICE)
- University of Massachusetts (ICE)
“First of all I would like to thank you for your time in our class. We as staff have noticed a difference not only with the students behavior, but also with their academics. Students are now clued into their body awareness and their need for some personal space. Behavioral incidents were way down for a great deal of the time especially on Fridays (your day).
Enchanted Circle, well let me be honest, you have not only touched upon my request for assistance with social skills and academics, you have made me look at my teaching techniques and how to incorporate more hands on, active, role play (theater) into other areas of my curriculum. Thank you for all your time and hard work, we love having you.” ~ Teacher, TIP Program, Holyoke Public Schools
“My first thanks is for Melissa- you are AMAZING. You are honestly an inspiration to not just our students but to me. Your ability to take our group of students, modify on the fly, adjust and enhance their self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-confidence skills is nothing short of amazing!“ Lyndsey Nunes, ICE Program Coordinator, Westfield State University
For more information about our ICE collaborations,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 534-3789.
” My students are developing a sense of community and “themselves” that without the experience of the theater would not be possible. I see my students grow and shine, and that means the world to me.”
~ ESL Teacher, Holyoke