Getting What You Want: Choices, Tactics, and Motivation.

Getting What You Want: Choices, Tactics, and Motivation.
Getting What You Want: Choices, Tactics, and Motivation.
Getting What You Want: Choices, Tactics, and Motivation.
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This is something I created to do over a three-day period with an overly rambunctious "musical theatre" class. We have a drama coach who comes in once a week to work with the kids, play theatre games, etc. (I can do theatre, but teaching it is another matter altogether.). This week our drama coach is going to focus on what he calls a cornerstone of acting, "What do I want from this character and how am I going to get it." The aim of the packet is to help the students think about ways to get something they want.

I did get the idea for some of the "tactics" by reading several articles online, but any similarities are only because the concept is fairly common-sense.

The first page gives 5 ways to get what you want: Ask (be specific as to what you want and why), make your gain their gain, bargain and give them something in return, make yourself invaluable, and have a solution to any problems your request might cause. The second page gives three scenarios and spaces for the students to write down how they would use each of the previous tactics to get what they wanted in the situation. The final page gives a ranking "quiz" where students will have to put themselves in the place of a person being asked for something and rank the tactics in order from what would be most likely to make them do what the person wanted.

For the sake of parents' sanity and instilling moral principles in students, I have stayed away from overly manipulative or bratty tactics.
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Getting What You Want: Choices, Tactics, and Motivation.
Getting What You Want: Choices, Tactics, and Motivation.
Getting What You Want: Choices, Tactics, and Motivation.
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