A Storyteller's Guide to Teaching
"A Storyteller's Approach to Teaching"
Modern teachers are encouraged to think of lecturing as antiquated and ineffectual, but I will argue that lectures are a timeless pedagogical tool that need not be passive, boring, or ineffective. By invoking principles of effective storytelling, lectures can invite students on a journey through the concepts that requires them to engage, empathize, analyze, and reason critically. I will share concrete ways that you can use stories as an organizing framework for your lessons and draw students into the story as active participants. I will also share some of my favorite storytelling examples, as well as performance strategies for making your classroom stories more vivid and compelling.