One of my happiest teaching memories is teaching theater and improv to 8th graders in Egypt in the late 1990s. I’ve never laughed so much while teaching in my life.

One game we’d often play was built on the principle of “Yes, and…” If you aren’t familiar with this improv game, it’s essentially each players’s job to practice building upon and working with whatever is lobbed their way, instead of blocking, correcting, or…