As teachers, we are all storytellers. We incorporate theater, music and the spontaneous sharing of literature throughout the school day. How many times have you related funny stories that take place in your classroom to the delight of your friends? Yet, many teachers shy away from the “oral tradition” of storytelling, despite these innate skills. In my workshops, I try to dispel the notion that storytelling is for professionals only.
I engage teachers in participatory activities to bolster confidence in “performing” before a live and very captive audience. I incorporate music, theater techniques, hands on craft ideas and improvisation to bring stories to life.
By creating stories and songs, discussing the ways in which storytelling aligns with literacy curriculums, I encourage teachers to make storytelling part of their daily routine. It is my hope to be a part of keeping the “oral tradition” alive.
Past Educational Workshop Presentations:
BAEYC Conference/Emmanuel College – Boston, MA
Children’s Museum – Boston, MA
Images Of A Culture — Palo Alto, CA
Lesley College Summer Literacy Institute – Cambridge, MA
Newton K Teachers — Newton, MA
TEC (The Education Cooperative — E. Walpole, MA
Unitarian Universalist Church — Reading, MA
Wang Center/Young At Arts – Boston, MA
Westwood Pre-K — Westwood, MA