Come and join me, Mr Tim, a Performing Arts expert, in a FREE webinar that helps classroom teachers and students prepare for their end of year performances.
For many teachers this time of the year is full of dread: from report writing to parent teacher interviews and especially end of year performances.
This is especially challenging for teachers who are not trained in the performing arts.
There are so many decisions to make; choosing appropriate material, planning and executing rehearsals, engaging the class, dealing with anxious students as well as the big performance itself.
Learn how easy it is to create an original performance piece that can tie to your areas of inquiry and also engages students and audiences alike.
Receive a detailed lesson plan for creating your own performance item.
Gain tips and tricks for choosing items for your class.
Uncover the secrets to engaging students during this time and lessening the stress on your timetable.
Get access to brand new material for your class.
Hi, I’m Tim Bevitt, a performing arts educator, performer, composer and mentor. I specialise in successful student engagement. I never dreamed that I would be doing this job as I did not really like school at all. However, I was lucky to have some wonderful mentors and opportunities in my early adult life and it reignited my passion for having fun through the performing arts and especially with children. Over the last 20 years I have taught privately and in schools and have created programs, activities and music for engaging all ages. My ‘Extravaganza Program’ has been highly successful in schools. I go into primary schools and put on energetic, orignal performances with up to 500 students in just 4 days! This is highly intensive and rewarding work as the effect it has on students, teachers and their communities has helped to change lives.
Throughout all this time I have talked with fellow educators and seen their struggles with the Performing Arts areas with little or no training and the stress caused with running performances and engaging students during rehearsal time. I really want to help teachers find confidence and enjoyment in these areas. Students respond in ways that teachers do not see in other learning areas and it can really give students a chance to shine. Out of school time I am running my Performing Arts business with my wife Nathalie and going between choirs, gigs, teaching Tai Chi and whatever amazing projects with creative people that come our way!
I want teachers to be comfortable with the performing arts because the benefits for students and the school community are immense. I know that you will be interested in further material and trade secrets once you have seen how simple the first steps really are and the effect that the performing arts have on children.
There are countless studies that prove the benefits of the Arts to literacy, numeracy, cognitive thinking, socialisation, empathy, communication, coordination and brain development.
With governments and education departments showing increasing interest in big picture thinking and integrating subject areas, the arts play a significant role in joining the key learning areas together. In order to make time for the arts, teachers can make them fit around their other areas such as literacy and humanities. This is where Mr Tim's classes can help you! I am creating a platform to assist you in exploring the arts and connecting them to your subject areas or inquiry topics.
This is a major blocking point for most teachers. The first real secret is all about attitude. If you engage with the students and let them know you are learning together this can be very powerful in the classroom. It's interesting to note that if someone is unable to run fast or do a complicated maths or spell correctly we always have understanding that it takes time to build skills and it's ok to try. However with singing and rhythm there is the assumption that if you can't do it perfectly first time then there is not point to trying! Everyone can sing. It just takes time and focus.
I often hear teachers saying this but I always disagree. As a teacher you are always creative, in ways in which many probably don't even realise. There are simple tips and tricks that can make even the most reluctant performers explore their creative side. The same goes for being shy. Teachers stand up in front of students every day without a second thought. For those who don't understand the classroom this is a very confronting idea. Teachers are always asking their students to challenge themselves. There is great power in building connection and relationships with your students when you go through the process yourself.
"On behalf of the P&C at Curtin, another big thanks for two wonderful concerts. Curtin is now full of very happy kids who are much more confident and proud of themselves!" - Ken Mansell, P&C president
"In 19 years of teaching I have never seen anything like the extravaganza program. In three days and it's all ready to go - amazing, well done" - Warren, Teacher Mr Carmel PS
“Mr Tim’s talents are without peer when it comes to motivating the students and we are indebted to him for his superhuman efforts.” - Grace Dunlop (Principal, Kaleen P.S.)
“Mr Tim provides the class with inclusive, high interest and energetic lessons that equip even the most reluctant child with exuberant confidence during his sessions.” - Belinda Love (Principal, Giralang P.S)
“Everything Mr Tim is involved in has to be awesome.” - Sophie P (9yrs)
“He is exciting and unique.” - Axel H. (11yrs)
“Mr TIm is hilarious and he has made me love drama.” - Jamie (8yrs)
“I was in one of his plays and it was hilarious.” - Samantha (6yrs)
“Mr Tim brings happiness, joy and laughter.” - Hannah (12yrs)