Is This You?
Who I Work With
The people who are
my clients understand the pull of a good story. They
are parents, teachers, principals, librarians, club officers
and community leaders. Somewhere, each one has experienced
that story pull. Possibly it came from being readers or
hearing someone read aloud, Maybe it came from having a
storyteller in their family who made each gathering memorable
and left everyone feeling glad they came. The people who
contact me are story lovers like I am.
captivated my students, and they always looked forward to
her visits with eager participation. Of particular help to
me was her ability to create programs which enhanced the
subjects and themes I was teaching in my class."
Pestana, Preschool/Kindergarten teacher at St. Joseph Montessori
Even though we all
share a love of story. Typically, the people who
contact me have not made telling stories their focus. They
may not know what a powerful tool it can be.
Do any of the following sound like you?
You are interested
in reaching the reluctant readers in your elementary or
middle school classroom. You know the value of
reading, but some children hate picking up a book.
Perhaps you have tried reading aloud some great books.
You’ve tried partnered reading, terrific follow-up
activities, maybe even threats. You feel you have tried
everything, and you wish you could provide a spark for
those resistant readers. How can you make the story experience
come alive in their imaginations?
You are looking for
a way to show your students that science and history are
made by people like them. Perhaps you worry that,
without some tie to events bigger than themselves, your
students will simply forget everything. You have tried
a number of approaches and some kids still aren’t
getting it. You wonder what more you can do.
You are looking for
a new tool to put in your teacher’s toolbox. Your
classroom is running smoothly. You plan lessons and juggle
the state standards as well as try to provide a variety
of learning approaches. You are aware that there are still
some children you miss. You wonder ..is there a new skill
you can learn which might help change your classroom dynamics?
You have a successful
club or organization, and you want to make sure members
keep returning. Your meeting often has a spot
in it for a speaker. You have had some good ones, but,
as you think back, you have trouble distinguishing one
from the other. Perhaps you would like to see your friends
laugh together, and have something to tell their families
about before they return to your next gathering.
Children in your library
haven’t explored the huge variety of exciting nonfiction
titles available on the shelves. You’ve
given book talks. You’ve done colorful displays,
but a lot of those titles just sit gathering dust. You
wonder if there are any interactive intergenerational activities
you have left in your bag of tricks.
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