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April 2009 Blog Posts (55)

Help reach 100,000+ on Facebook--BSA Storytelling Supporters



Artwork drawn and posted with permission by Jerry "BP" Riggs



We need you as we create a buzz for creation of the Boy Scouts of America Storytelling Merit Badge.



When you add 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 and on and on, then we could reach 100,000+ people to support it. Send a message to all of your friends, family, and acquaintances about two different sites:



1. BSA Storytelling Supporters on… Continue

Added by Rachel Hedman on April 30, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

School Visits & Swine Flu, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - Dianne de Las Casas

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I have been traveling like crazy lately. In one week, I have seen students in California, Louisiana, and Connecticut. With the World Health Organization raising the flu pandemic alert level to 5 (out of 6), it is important for all of us to take an extra measure of precaution when traveling and working in schools.



* Constant Hand-washing - During any flu season, hand-washing is a must. Use soap and water as hot as you can stand it. The Mayo Clinic recommends that… Continue

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on April 30, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments

NEW STORYTELLING ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES IN OKLAHOMA

As Oklahoma sets sail into a new millennium, a new group is forming to launch storytelling in the state into new and wider waters.



OK TELLERS will be a loose association of artists who share tales through a variety of mediums and venues. Classic children's stories, urban tales, paranormal tales, historic tour guides, student storytellers, writer-tellers, puppeteers, new technologies and so much more!!



Plans are underway to establish a series of training events to launch… Continue

Added by Marilyn A. Hudson on April 28, 2009 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Lesson Plan - Be Part of the Solution

Lesson Plan - Be Part of the Solution

Character Education Lesson Plan - Through this lesson plan and Conflict Resolution skits, students will gain an understanding of why it is more trustworthy and responsible to be part of the solution rather than to be part of the problem.…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Three Little Pigs Vocabulary Challenge

The Three Little Pigs Vocabulary Challenge

A Vocabulary Challenge Tale: Do you need some help learning some definitions and usage of some more challenging vocabulary words? Try out this parody of an old, traditional tale called "The Three Little Pigs."…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Vocabulary Challenge

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Vocabulary Challenge

A Vocabulary Challenge Tale: Do you need some help learning some definitions and usage of some more challenging vocabulary words? Try out this parody of an old, traditional tale called "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Lesson Plan - Animal Justice for Hyena and Hare

Lesson Plan - Animal Justice for Hyena and Hare

"Animal Justice for the Hyena and the Hare" - A Conflict Resolution and Character Education Lesson Plan teaching the concepts of justice, being responsible, dealing with threats, Critical-Thinking, Oral-Speaking, and the usage of I Messages and diplomacy.…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Animal Justice for the Hyena and the Hare

Animal Justice for the Hyena and the Hare

Character Ed. Tale - The Grandmothers of the Kikuyu tribe of Kenya tell stories to teach the children important lessons like don't be greedy. Listen to this tale and see if you agree it also has a strong message about Justice and about being Responsible.…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Matt Falsely Accuses Jonathan of Stealing

Matt Falsely Accuses Jonathan of Stealing

This story is about a boy not only making a false accusation of a good friend, he punches him in the nose. Will his friend agree to forgive him? Find out in the story called "Matt Falsely Accuses Jonathan Of Stealing."…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

SPAM and Stairstep Thinking

SPAM and Stairstep Thinking



Jason is offended and angry that Blake put him down. The rest of the morning went from bad to worse. At lunch, his best friend Lee taught him how to use the SPAM method of anger management and Stairstep Thinking to psych himself into feeling better again. …

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Control Your Anger with SPAM (Stop-Ponder-Appreciate-Moment)

Control Your Anger with SPAM (Stop-Ponder-Appreciate-Moment)

Emily and Mike have a great deal of trouble keeping control of their temper. The guidance counselor teaches them about a method of Anger Management called SPAM (Stop, Ponder, Appreciate, the Moment). The story is called "Control Your Anger With… Continue

Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Angry Blake

Angry Blake



Blake was filled with fury. You could have cut the tension between his parents with a knife. They yelled at each other half the night, as Blake lay trembling and angry in his room. At school, he felt the need to vent that anger on some of the students. …

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Sam Chooses to Self Mentor Instead of to Give in to Psychological Warfare

Sam Chooses to Self Mentor Instead of to Give in to Psychological Warfare

Remember Shawn and his gang? You will hear some more details about their psychological warfare attempts in this story called, "Sam Chooses To Self Mentor Instead Of To Give In To Psychological Warfare."…



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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Tyler Chooses Between Dennis and Shawn's Gang

Tyler Chooses Between Dennis and Shawn's Gang

Shawn and his gang were waging psychological warfare on Tyler. One day, Dennis playfully nudged Tyler while he was with them. Instead of laughing in welcome, Tyler and the gang accused Dennis of hitting Tyler and warned him he better watch his back. …

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Who Will Make the Princess Laugh?

Who Will Make the Princess Laugh?

This is a story about a Princess who has never laughed and a goofy guy named Jack. The story was inspired by Richard Chase's story called "Jack And The King's Girl" found in his book called THE JACK TALES. …

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Bully Jake and Eddie

Bully Jake and Eddie



This story will demonstrate the VICTIM-VICTIMIZER CYCLE in action. The two characters who interact together are a bully named Jake and a boy named Eddie. The story is called "Bully Jake And Eddie." …

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:19pm — No Comments

It All Happened Because Mark Overslept And Missed Breakfast

It All Happened Because Mark Overslept And Missed Breakfast

Conflict happens when one or more of your Basic Needs get messed with. Listen to this story about Mark and the chain reaction of actions that happened as a result of what was going wrong with him.…

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Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on April 28, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Sumo and Beggars (Gneiting)

Just added another update to my Crazyguyonabike Journal. Interested parties can check it out here:
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=3Tzut&page_id=107562&v=8

Layne

Added by Layne Gneiting on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Have you heard about BSA Storytelling Supporters?

You may have already heard about the new BSA Storytelling Supporters social networking site at http://bsastorytelling.ning.com.



Many of you have wondered about the latest news on the creation of the storytelling merit badge.



By joining this site, you will have the latest information on this endeavor. Getting the merit badge is only the beginning. Then there would be the announcements… Continue

Added by Rachel Hedman on April 28, 2009 at 12:15am — No Comments

Northlands 2009 Audio Interview, Part Three

We've the final installment, part three, of the interview with Tim Ereneta as he talks with Storyteller.net director Sean Buvala. Listen as Tim talks live from the Milwaukee airport about the entire Northlands Storytelling 2009 conference.



In part three, Tim talks more about the workshop he offered at Northlands, among other things. Tim taught…
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Added by K. Sean Buvala on April 26, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

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