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Storytelling in Education

This group is for storytellers who work in the education field as performing artists, teaching artists, and professional development trainers.

Website: http://www.storyconnection.net
Members: 189
Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2015

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Can we build an online archive of proof about how beneficial storytelling is? Please weigh in your opinions! 15 Replies

Started by Clare Muireann Murphy. Last reply by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) Feb 10, 2015.

Teaching English to non english speaking adults 2 Replies

Started by Carl Gough. Last reply by Carl Gough Aug 21, 2013.

Storytelling in a Special Education setting 3 Replies

Started by Brenda Pritchett. Last reply by Andrea The Storyteller Aug 17, 2013.

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Comment by Kathy Price on September 18, 2010 at 4:11pm
I forgot to add..my picture book-like your exercise...is a retelling!
It 's a jazz blues re-telling of The Bremen Town Musicians. To illustrate fractures tales.....in the past I had groups of fifth graders taking three parts of the The Billy Goats Gruff or any classic..and renamed all the characters as well reconfigure the narrative..it was HILARIOUS..it so excited them about writing. I think the Troll was called THE BIG TOE..lololol...I would to take to the level of highschoolers or teen without them being "too cool" to even look up .
Comment by Kathy Price on September 18, 2010 at 4:05pm
Thanks Shapeshifter:
I really appreciate any aspect of storytelling that reaches an older high school young adult, adult education market even middle school is a challenge for me! With younger students... say prekindergarten to fifth grade... I have a captive and engaged audience. I would love to learn methods of storytelling that would appeal to and excite adults ..college students and aslso as workshops for teachers who would like to integrate storytelling.
Currently I am using my own picture book The Bourbon Street Musicisn Clarion/Houghton Miflin 2002 as a basis for storytelling but with repeat clients..I am using tradtional stories as well
Comment by Clare Muireann Murphy on September 17, 2010 at 4:11am
Hey Niki Pidd!

I love this exercise, thanks for your generosity. How's Oz?
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Clare
Comment by Ulf Ärnström on September 17, 2010 at 3:46am
Thanks a lot, Shapeshifter Niki. Seems like a wonderful way of creating a good atmosphere in a group. I have to try this ASAP! Could you please help me understand the final performance a bit better? "Then they get up and try telling the story using the tableaux and character introductions to add pictures to the story." How can this look like? Any thoughts about what works well here?
Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on September 16, 2010 at 3:27pm
Niki, you Shapeshifter, you!
It is indeed helpful. I'm going back to a group that last year would have fit this more active way of working into the storytelling process. It's similar to something I know another storyteller taught, but it never was in my mind last year. Thank you.
Comment by Evita Hofstetter on March 23, 2010 at 7:53pm
I am lucky to be working in early childhood rudolf steiner education. stories are an integral part of the curriculum. the children's fascination, recollection and acting out of the stories told is truly rewarding. When I tell stories in main stream schools or to adults my heart warms every time when I see the story medicine doing its magic. It is great to see that many of you share my passion!
Comment by Rachmiel Tobesman on March 16, 2010 at 8:35am
Shalom Shirley, Can you tell us more about your puppetry ministry?
Comment by shirley carroll on March 15, 2010 at 8:05pm
I'm excited ,with my puppetry ministry this is gonna be a plus. I look forward to the adventure the challenge.
Comment by Guille Mealla on March 8, 2010 at 9:45am
hi everybody!
I'm a new member and I want to know (everything)
Comment by Annie B McKee on January 13, 2010 at 10:57am
My storytelling plans/goals continue as I see the great need of our students through public/private education. Teaching through the arts, I think, is one of the answers to the puzzle of reaching the students. In Mississippi, I am a Teaching Artist listed on the Mississippi Arts Commission Roster. I am thrilled to join this group of like minded teaching artists. Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of our children and youth.
 

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