There are many reasons to use storytelling lectures:
It can access prior knowledge
It address teacher concerns about equity and diversity
It can enhances math, history and science lectures
It teaches character education
It is a natural mnemonic device
It serves as a positive classroom management tool
It allow students of every learning style to understand
Storytelling is an ancient teaching method that allows students to learn because it reaches the heart and mind. Storytelling will make your lectures unforgettable. Students will learn to give presentations in the same manner teaching you in return.
JP Myrick provides storytelling and differentiated instruction staff training that includes how to use this whole brain instructional tool.
In this fast paced informative seminar, Teacher storyteller Jamie Myrick will give you a deeper understanding of this practical differentiation teaching tool that can be used to bring life to lectures, guide your direct instruction, reprimand a class without anger while still teaching a grade appropriate standards based curriculum. Ms. Myrick’s goal is to provide teachers with tools that meet the needs of all students. She is passionate about helping teachers to reach their goals of addressing the challenge of academic equity. As a Time to Teach consultant she believes and knows that every child is different and every single child can learn. Students of every age learn from lessons that include storytelling because it is a learning strategy that reaches the heart and mind. Every teacher has a story to tell, this workshop teaches you how to decide when to share your stories to create background knowledge, directions and corrections.