Meridian-area teachers learn the power of storytelling

The Meridian Star       February 20, 2018
By Robbie Ward


Laughter, smiles, gestures and other connections sparked during a storytelling program Tuesday will likely result in more of the same.

Much of the storytelling came from Wisconsin storyteller, author and musician Stuart Stotts, also a certified teaching artist with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

He’s quite the masterful storyteller and effective teacher of the technique.

Stotts packed his day in the city with a dedicated group of teachers from the Meridian and Lauderdale County school districts, part of an effort at the Mississippi State University-Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts. The workshop he led aimed to help teachers become better storytellers, resulting in them better connecting with students.

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