Unlock Self-Discovery in Your Classroom
Using the stages for school as a tool for engagement allows students to work through their creative journey with an experienced artist in a safe and supportive environment. STAGES is passionate about partnering with schools that value theater as an educational process.
We are thrilled to be a part of a growing community of educators who embrace theater as a means of unlocking the imagination and fostering lifelong learners. Our in-school theater programs are designed to meet young people where they are on their creative journey, allowing them to discover their unique gifts and talents.
Empowering Education: The Role of Stages in School Events and Performances
The sociocultural theory of human development focuses on the contribution that society or culture makes to the developmental progress of individuals. It is a theory of human behavior that recognizes the various stages of development that humans go through during their lifetime, ranging from preoperational to formal operational. In the preoperational stage (2-7 years old), children develop symbolic thought and often have imaginary friends. In the concrete operational stage (7-11 years old), children advance to abstract thinking and learn about cause-and-effect relationships and logical implications of actions. In the formal operational stage (adolescence to adulthood), people make choices based on their own values and beliefs, which may be different from those of others.
The middle school level covers classes 6 through 8. The objectives of education for this middle school stage are more advanced, and students gain greater knowledge and understanding, establishing deeper principles and foundations. During this time, it is important to encourage your child to continue with good study habits and maintain a high standard of academic performance. During the senior year of high school, students typically prepare for college and start to make decisions about their future career plans. During this time, it is important that they continue to have positive social and emotional support networks in place.