Today’s TEACHING ACACEMY Session: Teaching with Storytelling - David M. Boje firstname.lastname@example.org 575-532-1693 August 27 2014 Miltion Hall Room 50 2:30-5PM
1.1 ~ What Story do you tell to start your class?
- E.g. No more PowerPoint, not even notes! Story of Vancouver Storytelling Conference
1.2 ~ FIRST TOOL: Bag of Toy Animals Pick an animal – This is your character for the day
- Pick an animal and bond with it.
1.3 ~ SECOND TOOL: The Talking Stick
- Talking Stick invites Turn-Taking, Story-Listening & Story-Noticing
- INTRODUCTIONS: Topic à How you use storytelling in your teaching?
- State your Name, your Area of Study or Work
- Say why you picked that particular animal, then …
- In one sentence, how do you use storytelling in your teaching?
1.4 ~ THIRD TOOL: Sand Play
- Short Video Embodied Restorying Process - Veterans YouTube 22 minutes) http://youtu.be/Rni--9m4H7Y
- Instructions: In small groups, each person takes a turn laying out their life story as teacher, from beginning to now. Then, use talking stick and tell as much or as little about the Sand Tray Story as you like. Pick one person to report out on similarities and differences.
- ~ How to use Storytelling to Wrap Up
- ~ In Closing:
- Instructions: In small groups, use Talking Stick to share – How can you use Storytelling in your own Classroom? Select one person to report out, your group’s answer.
1.6 ~ Grace Ann Rosile – The Donkey Story
Thank you – You are invited to the Book Signing, Barnes & Nobles, upstairs at 5: 05PM
Talking Stick Circle Guidelines (Boje & Gladstone, 2008)
1. We sit in circles, not pyramids.
2. The person with the Talking Stick is the designated story-talker.
3. Pass the Talking Stick clockwise. Start with the person sitting in the East-most position, then go to the right. In Talking Stick going clockwise is an earth-process. Otherwise the magic is undone.
4. Persons without the Talking Stick, please listen, write notes, and notice the story. Focus your listener attention on the storyteller with the Talking Stick. Let your mind recall stories as the teller tells stories.
5. Try to limit interruptions. A person with the Talking Stick can pass it to someone for a clarification, question, or amplification on a point, then call the stick back to finish their story.
6. There will be multiple rounds of Talking Stick Story Circles. Each time there is a question. At the end of a round of story-sharing, story-noticing (story-listening), a spokes-person repeats the main themes, issues, resolutions, and proposals that came up. So be sure to take notes.
7. The output of Talking Stick Circle is ideas, proposals, and stories of a vitalized community. Designate people to listen, to observe, and to provide a report out of the collective story that is emerging in the Circle.
8. The point is to create a collective story, one that is faithful to everyone's living stories, to unify in community. More info at http://talkingstick.info