Tagged with storytelling

Tell a Story, Change a Brain

Tell a Story, Change a Brain

I’ve always liked to tell stories. When I taught primary grades and we had 5 minutes left before lunch, I’d sometimes make up tales of flying strawberries and magic islands. Those were charmed moments, free of misbehavior as students joined me in imaginary adventures. But other subjects became stories, too. Events in history became real … Continue reading

On Beyond Leprechauns

On Beyond Leprechauns

March 2014 When I looked back on this post from March 2012 I thought it was worth bringing out again. Ireland has such a rich and beautiful culture. Enjoy! Happy March! This month I have a special request. As the granddaughter of Irish immigrants, I’m perpetually frustrated by school St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Our elementary … Continue reading