Donna Jacobs Sife

 “Together for Humanity – Telling Stories to Heal Conflict” This SEMINAR explores several practical techniques and story treatments that Donna has successfully used over the years through her work with communities in conflict, and in response to cross cultural misunderstandings. Drawing from Donna’s work in South Africa, Israel and Palestine, with indigenous and refugee communities…

Sara Armstrong

Dilemma Stories Help Teach Social Justice Dilemma Stories – stories in which there are several options, all of which have some appeal – stimulate conversations about different perspectives and open up ideas different from our own. Dilemma Stories can be included in discussions about empathy, citizenship, literature, social studies topics, indeed, any situation in which…

Sherry Norfolk and Lyn Ford

Boo-Tickle Tales: Stories that Teach Kids Resilience Sherry Norfolk and Lyn Ford October  18, 2017 at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific Receive an email reminder Audio Preview Not-so-scary stories for young children can serve a deeper purpose of immunizing children from fear, encouraging creative problem solving, offering coping mechanisms and building resilience, while being fun to tell and fun…

Changing Skins: Folktales about Gender, Identity and Humanity

Selected Bibliography for the Show Compiled by Milbre Burch, PhD www.kindcrone.com   Folktales Told in Changing Skins Boas, Franz. “Coyote, Fox, and Panther” in Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society, Volume 11. Lancaster, PA: American Folklore Society, 1917 (pp. 75-76). Braid, Donald. “The Lad and the Black Laird” in Scottish Traveller Tales: Lives Shaped through…

Princess Who Becomes a Man

This droll story is of Hindu extraction, and in much the same form is still current in Southern India. In the “Exposition” prefixed to the Dubois’ French translation of the Tamil version of the Panchatantra, p. 15, it is given with a few unimportant variations: The name of the king is Nihla-Keton, his country is…