Visual, tactile props stimulate the eye and mind and result in creativity in the classroom. Lessons in which props are used are more
memorable for the students.
Visual props are an essential item in a drama or language classroom. Items such as pictures, cereal box cartoon characters, magazine cut-outs, crafts, toys, add focal points to the lessons to stir imagination.
An extremely effective prop is fabric. The magic of colors and large arrays of textured textiles are very exciting. Teachers can use props not only in drama and language lessons but also in other classes such as geography and history. Textiles can brighten up a presentation, and make the subject matter more real in a student’s mind.
For more of this article that I wrote, you can see further. My book on this topic of "Using Props in the Classroom" will soon be available/downloadable as an ebook.
Hello fellow teachers,
I am a teacher of ESL and Drama. With over 38 years of experience in a number of countries, I enjoy sharing creative ideas to help both teachers and students teach and learn in a positive atmosphere