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A Storyteller's Guide to Teaching

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Friday, February 21, 2020
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bridgette Martin Hard, PhD
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Psychology & Neuroscience Colloquium Series

"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.

Contact: Cara August