Storyteller Storyteacher

Author: Marni Gillard
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Marni Gillard has told stories to preschoolers, middle schoolers, and college students, and elicited their tales in return. She's heard triumph and trauma tales from prison inmates, senior citizens, and both preservice and veteran teachers. She's witnessed repeatedly that we teach ourselves how to live by telling our stories. In this book she shares the lessons she's learned about child-centered teaching and telling. Storyteller, Storyteacher includes: The important difference between reading aloud and storytelling. How children can learn from the natural storytellers in their lives. How to retrieve early memories. How to choose the “right” story to tell. Strategies and reasons for the use of visualization. A perspective on performance anxiety and reluctant tellers. How less-competent readers and writers find a safe and success-strewn path to literacy through oracy. How oral stories help build community from the first day of school. His book speaks to the soul of the experienced but often weary teacher and shines a light of encouragement on the path before the beginning teacher. It honors the important work of parenting and of listening to children in and out of school. It invites us all to look to our stories for lessons about educating our children and ourselves.

Storytelling Professionally

Author: Harlynne Geisler
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563083709
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers practical advice on preparing to perform, marketing, public relations, organizing one's time, getting bookings, and preventing and solving common problems

Jewish Every Day

Author: Maxine Segal Handelman
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780867050486
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chapters on developmentally appropriate practice; anti-bias education; God and Spirituality; Torah; Israel; Hebrew; each of the Jewish holidays; secular holidays; storytelling; music; life cycles; clergy and other important people; infants and toddlers; non-Jewish teachers; interfaith families; keeping kosher at school; and more.

The Whole Story Handbook

Author: Carol L. Birch
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874835663
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A prominent storyteller shares secrets of effective communication-in the boardroom, classroom, media center, or on center stage Reading a story silently is a private act; hearing one told aloud is a communal act. Like musical scores that come to life when played, stories take on an added dimension when shared aurally. Carol Birch -- storyteller, children's librarian, and teacher -- tackles the slippery topic of the difference between memorizing a written story and reciting it aloud, and telling it directly and engagingly to a group of listeners. We all recognize the difference when we hear it. But how does one bridge it? The same way, Birch asserts, that we take home most prizes: you must be present to win. Meaning, the storyteller must know much, much more about the story than he or she tells. How can you communicate the fortunes of a character you don't know yourself? How can you convey a story whose setting you have not fully imagined? In addition to her own infectious prose -- bursting with the "attitude" she encourages her readers to embrace -- Birch provides a series of guided imagery exercises. These prompts walk the reader through the nuts and bolts of learning -- imagining -- a story from the inside out in order to be fully present in its telling. Includes notes and bibliography.

In the Presence of Each Other

Author: Johanna Kuyvenhoven
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802099157
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In the Presence of Each Other is a brilliant ethnography that examines the educational benefits of the use of oral storytelling in the classroom and the ways in which non-print literacy enhances children's overall language and communication capacities.

Speaking Out

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135887551
Format: PDF
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In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative drama during the K-12 years. For the past four years, Jack Zipes has worked with the Neighborhood Bridges Program of the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, taking his storytelling techniques into inner-city schools. Speaking Out is in part a record of the transformations storytelling can work on the minds and lives of young people. But it is also a vivid and exhilarating demonstration of a different kind of education - one built from deep inside each child. Speaking Out is a book for storytellers, educators, parents, and anyone who cares about helping kids find within themselves the keys to imagination.

Tisha

Author: Robert Specht
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307434664
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The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved “From the time I’d been a girl, I’d been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. So when I was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away.” Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good. As told to Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more. “The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”—Publishers Weekly

The Doctor Stories

Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209267
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Gathers poems, a selection from the author's autobiography, and a dozen stories about doctors, patients, errors in judgement, and breakthroughs

Beautiful Child

Author: Torey L. Hayden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781442004450
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The author of One Child follows the story of special-needs child Venus, a seven-year-old girl who refused to speak, describing her teacher's efforts to connect with and help her. Reprint.