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Learning Stories with BRIO

Stories are made of images, not words. Therefore, I recommend against learning a story by memorizing the words. But if you don’t start with the words, how will you practice your story? I recommend you practice by telling to live listeners. But suppose you have a willing helper to listen to you. How do you [...]

The Fox and the Crane

This 1895 version is by James Baldwin, an educator and author from Indiana, USA. I include it to illustrate what I call the “Shallow Bowl Syndrome,” in which we teachers and communicators provide others with the kind of bowls we ourselves like to drink out of. (I mention this in my description of the Beginning [...]

Little Red Riding Hood

(This translation from the Grimm Brothers is by Margaret Hunt in 1884. It is in the public domain. I post this here as an example for eTips from the Storytelling Coach #80) Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by every one who looked at her, but most of [...]

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