A new magic at the NSN fringe: My experience with Houdini

by Kevin D. Cordi, Ph.D. The lights were low. I deliberately waited a full minute and a half after my introduction before entering the stage in true Houdini-style. He would spark their curiosity and leave them wanting more. Loren Niemi and I traded hawking in the hallway, and soon after, the show began at the …

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Your Calling, Livelihood and Life

by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Laura Packer Transform your love of stories into a more abundant career and life through Transformative Language Arts (TLA): storytelling, writing, drama, music, and other word-based arts for social and personal change. We are honored to offer our workshop, “Your Calling, Livelihood and Life” at the NSN conference this July, allowing …

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Storytellers Project wins top honors at INMA World Congress

USA TODAY (McLean, VA), May 25, 2016 Summary: On Tuesday, Megan Finnerty walked across a stage at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to pick up an award for the storytelling program she helped found at the Arizona Republic four years ago. The Arizona Storytellers Project won the first place award for “Best Use of an …

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Storytellers Project wins top honors at INMA World Congress

Storytellers Project wins top honors at INMA World Congress USA TODAY (McLean, VA) , May 25, 2016 Summary: On Tuesday, Megan Finnerty walked across a stage at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to pick up an award for the storytelling program she helped found at the Arizona Republic four years ago. The Arizona Storytellers Project …

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The Hero’s Journey: Storytelling in the Language Arts Classroom

By Jennifer Munro For many years, I had the privilege of teaching eighth grade English in a school in Connecticut where the curriculum was based on Joseph Campbell’s theory of the monomyth – and it was stirring, important stuff. We were teaching kids about life, the realities of the human condition, and the need to …

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Finding The Sweet Spot For Relevant Curricula

by Sue O’Halloran In order to make curricula more relevant to the vast array of cultures represented in our classrooms, teachers and artists need to look for the “sweet spot” where four areas of learning can overlap: The core curricula for a subject The individual interests, motivations, personality, learning styles and communication styles of each …

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