Stories are the oldest form of education. Telling stories has become the way to pass down beliefs, history, traditions and other types of information to future generations. The power of telling stories has been recognized as an effective way of organizing, transmitting and storing information in the brain, and it’s especially true in the classroom.
“I’m going to tell you a story.” Say that in your class and see what happens.
Storytelling is a skill that every teacher should possess. Whether you are teaching preschool or high school students, telling stories is one of the best ways to make students learn and remember the lesson in class.
Establish the importance of storytelling in the classroom
Develop spontaneity in telling stories through improvisation exercises
Use gestures and body language to engage students’ in storytelling
Learn voice acting skills to enhance storytelling skills