Why Storytelling Matters

Modern day storytelling is wrapped up in consumerism. It is the endless stream of television shows on Netflix and other streaming devices, or film franchises such as Marvel that adapt comic book storylines to blockbuster cinematic experience. Stories, now more than ever, are built around fiscal return. This observation is not troublesome. The fact that we as humans are motivated to consume stories means that they are meaningful and connect with us on a personal level. Storytelling is an essential tool for exploring our experiences as humans.  

Vocabulary Building Quiz: Challenging our students to think outside the box

Vocabulary Building Quiz: Challenging our students to think outside the box When teaching vocabulary, it is far too easy to fall into the habit of presenting a definition and an example. Rinse and repeat. We don’t have to do this to ourselves, or our students. Recently, I found myself thinking about ways to revise filmic … Continue reading Vocabulary Building Quiz: Challenging our students to think outside the box