The Storying Teacher
The text is divided into three parts. Part I defines storytelling, storying, and introduces a new concept that the author calls emotional truth. It demonstrates how storytelling is used across academic disciplines and introduces critical components of effective storytelling, including the creation of a unique narrative, the construction of identity, and the cultivation of a cultural-historical being. In Part II, readers explore the educational relevance of story and are provided with strategies for incorporating storytelling in the classroom. Part III connects storytelling with practice. Readers learn about the performative aspects of story and discover how story can foster emotional resonance, shape worldviews and attitudes, elicit specific responses, and more.
Featuring insightful anecdotes and numerous application activities, The Storying Teacher helps educators successfully incorporate storytelling into their teaching repertoire. The text is well suited for educational programs and can also be used by novice or veteran teachers who would like to introduce new teaching methodologies to their classrooms.