Why Storytelling Works for Educators

StorySelling works!

Storytelling for EducatorsEducators need to learn how to continually connect with their audiences in the classroom to get the students more deeply involved in the material. Storytelling works for educators. Storytelling, or StorySelling, tools make content relevant. Mastering the art of StorySelling is explained here in Forbes/Entrepreneurs.

Learning through stories is how our minds naturally work to make sense of the world. Neuroscience has helped cognitive researchers conclude that the human mind really works through stories. We retain far more information when we can visualize and internalize it from our own context in our minds eye.

As bulleted in Edutopia’s Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters;

The Many Benefits to Storytelling

When you tell your first story, there is a magical moment. The children sit enthralled, mouths open, eyes wide. If that isn’t enough reason, then consider that storytelling:

  • Inspires purposeful talking, and not just about the story — there are many games you can play.
  • Raises the enthusiasm for reading texts to find stories, reread them, etc.
  • Initiates writing because children will quickly want to write stories and tell them.
  • Enhances the community in the room.
  • Improves listening skills.
  • Really engages the boys who love the acting.
  • Is enjoyed by children from kindergarten to the end of elementary school.
  • Gives a motivating reason for English-language learners to speak and write English.

Storytelling is the best way to make an emotional connection with an audience from one to a thousand. The goal is to bring people into your own experience. Whether you’re in sales, business development or an educator how you connect with your audience is the key to how much they will learn from you.

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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