Just One Piece of the Puzzle: Storytelling for Bullying Prevention

by Sue Black After a recent storytelling program for bullying prevention, a boy broke out of the line exiting the school gym, ran up to me with a smile, and said, “Mrs. Black, thank you! Maybe this will make a difference! Maybe kids will stop picking on me now.” Then he adjusted the oversized glasses …

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The Robe of Love: Secret Instructions of the Heart

Retold by Laura Simms. Codhill Press: ISBN 1-930337-05-1 Book Review by Karl Hallsten. I was pressed one morning, getting ready for a 6 hour-workshop I was presenting the following day, when a package came. I had ordered a new release by Laura Simms, The Robe of Love: Secret Instructions of the Heart, at a bargain …

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Nine Steps to All the Power You’ll Ever Need

Nine Steps to All the Power You’ll Ever Need Forbes (New York, NY), April 15, 2012 Summary: by August Turak Authentic power arises from compelling communication. Every great leader is a powerful communicator. It worked for Steve Jobs. Here’s how to make it work for you. The primary job of leadership is to “communicate a …

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Telling Folk Tales in Class Can Inspire Learners to Share Their Own Stories

Guardian Weekly (London, UK) , April 10, 2012 By David Heathfield Summary: Ten years ago I went from being a full-time English language teacher to becoming a professional storyteller and part-time teacher. Helping teachers to become classroom storytellers is a significant part of my work. Recently a teaching colleague had a go at telling a …

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Telling Folk Tales in Class Can Inspire Learners to Share Their Own Stories

Guardian Weekly (London, UK), April 10, 2012   Summary: by David Heathfield Ten years ago I went from being a full-time English language teacher to becoming a professional storyteller and part-time teacher. Helping teachers to become classroom storytellers is a significant part of my work. Recently a teaching colleague had a go at telling a …

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Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile

New York Times (New York, NY), April 4, 2012 Summary: When she was 18, Ophira Eisenberg drunkenly cheated on her boyfriend with a guy she barely knew. This led to panic, lies, confrontation and, inevitably, a breakup. It could easily be an operatic teenage drama, but Ms. Eisenberg, now in her 30s, told this story …

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