London Storytelling Festival

londonist.com (London, UK), November 1, 2012 Summary: The Second Annual London Storytelling Festival is back next week, with a fantastic combination of comedians, poets and spoken word performers. John-Luke Roberts will tell his tale of a haunted sock, Rachel Rose Reid is digging underneath Hans Christian Andersen for the love stories we don’t quite hear, …

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Beyond Words – lessons from a non-English speaker

By Noa Baum A young storyteller came up after a performance and said to me: “I was so moved, your story was so expressive, I could never tell like you!” I remembered feeling like that… I grew up in Israel and was an actress and a storyteller in my native language – Hebrew. When I …

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Forgiveness – a Story and a Project

by Mary K. Clark. Revenge? Forgiveness? Busyness?  Paul Vallely suggests that there is more involved in forgiveness than we might think. He shares with us the revealing story of Eric Lomax  who recently passed away, in an article entitled, The ultimate heroism is forgiving the enemy.  (This site does take a moment or two to …

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Uncle Ames

Told by Octavia Sexton Listen to story I hate Appalachian stereotyping, but after traveling across the country I realize we are different – but not in the ignorant way we are often portrayed.  We are rooted in traditions and moral values passed through generations and we aren’t scattered like ants without direction.  We know where …

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The Power Of Storytelling – How Telling Stories Created A Great School

Forbes (New York, NY) , October 15, 2012 Summary: At Prospect Sierra, a Changemaker School, storytelling is a tool for inclusion and a way to foster a great culture for learning. Britt Anderson and her colleagues at Prospect Sierra (PS) created This PS Life, a storytelling project for students, teachers, and staff at the San …

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The Power Of Storytelling – How Telling Stories Created A Great School

Forbes (New York, NY), October 15, 2012 Summary: At Prospect Sierra, a Changemaker School, storytelling is a tool for inclusion and a way to foster a great culture for learning. Britt Anderson and her colleagues at Prospect Sierra (PS) created This PS Life, a storytelling project for students, teachers, and staff at the San Francisco …

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

by Mary K.  Clark. We talk with our bodies don’t we?  Isn’t that what body language is all about?  A person’s body language helps convey their story to the listener.  It turns out that body language may also change how people see themselves – perhaps how storytellers see themselves. Amy Cuddy gives a fascinating TED …

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Children Full of Life – A Teacher Shares His Wisdom

by Mary K. Clark. How do we teach our children to be happy? to understand feelings?  to cope with bullying and death? to share compassion?  Mr. Kanamori, a 4th grade teacher and his students share their wisdom in a wonderful documentary entitled, Children Full of Life.  Mr. Kanamori’s  class is followed for  one year – …

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