This is a practical guide to teaching and championing drama across the curriculum. The ideas in this book will inspire even the most unlikely thespian. "Inspired Drama Teaching" is packed full of practical ideas to inspire your students and colleagues about drama. It offers tips and ideas on everything a teacher of secondary drama needs to cover, including: explorative strategies, such as role play and forum-theatre; activities for making use of stimuli, such as scripts and music; ideas for incorporating the elements of drama, such as rhythm and characterisation; and, approaching drama as a medium, through the use of mime and make-up. This book includes a chapter on getting the students to work collaboratively, and one on making use of ICT within drama. There is also a chapter dedicated to embodying drama and dramatic techniques across the curriculum, so you can get your colleagues excited about drama as well. There's a handy exam specification matrix online too. "Inspired Drama Teaching" isn't only for teachers just beginning their careers on the school stage; even experienced drama and English teachers will find plenty of new ideas and activities. Keith West has taught English and drama for over 30 years. He was head of English in two secondary comprehensive schools and head of drama in one. Keith is OFSTED and ESTYN trained, and he has written a number of publications for English teachers, including "Inspired English Teaching", which was also published by Continuum.