Journal Issue 3

Storytelling for a Community in Transition

by Elisa Pearmain. “We are looking for a storyteller,” the acting principal informed me on the phone. “The school is going through a big transition. We are a thirty-year-old alternative public school that has just lost its only principal of 29 years to retirement. We are also being forced to move to a new building …

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Story as Soul Food

by Lorraine Calbow. Teaching for over 20 years, I’ve learned to trust in the power of story. I have observed first hand that metaphor invokes and is indeed the language of the soul. Story, an elongated metaphor, allows indirect learning to occur because each person gets to decide what is relevant and meaningful. Indirect learning …

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