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The Front Porch: A Rockin’ Interactive Learning Structure

Written by John Hardison

October 9, 2019

“The Front Porch” (first published here on GettingSmart on 9.10.2015)

There is so much about a comfortable front porch that is absolutely irresistible. The smooth, back-and-forth creaking of wooden rocking chairs. The rhythmic and melodic squeaks of a hanging porch swing. The clanking of ice against a glass of sweet tea that is topped off with a wedge of lemon. The sounds of a lazy afternoon highlighted by a gentle mixture of leisurely neighborhood activities and the busy-ness of nature. And, without a doubt, the most important sound of all… A fluid, relaxed, and honest conversation. Assuming the above comments are indeed true of the quintessential, down home front porch, shouldn’t the same sounds be heard from the front porch of, say, a classroom? Exactly. Introducing Studio 113’s “The Front Porch,” an interactive structure that is discussion-based learning where improvisational acting meets a flowing and focused conversation. On this front porch, you will be sure to hear the sounds of excellent character entrances, revealed student talent, relative current events, and thematic discourse. Yep. Just lend your ears to sounds as sweet as Southern iced tea. So, step on up to the front porch and sit a spell. A great conversation awaits.

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