S2E5 Read Into The Power of Storytelling Part 2

S2E5 Read Into The Power of Storytelling Part 2

In the second part of a special crossover episode with The Staffroom Podcast hosts, Chey Cheney and Pav Wander, Beth Lyons discusses the power of stories in education and learning. You can check out Part 1 of this series at the following link:


The conversation continues by looking at how we can embed current events, identity, making connections and stories into our learning with students. The importance of consistently valuing, appreciating, honouring, and connecting to the lived experience of students and the school community in order to learn from and validate the stories of the students we have the privilege to work with each day. How are we working with students to build their capacity to not only understand the visual stories they are bombarded with each day but to tell their story through pictures and images? How can we differentiate the modes in which we ask students to tell their stories- whether that’s the story of how they communicate their understanding of math or a narrative? The discussion shifts to looking at multimodal ways to capture student’s understanding beyond pencil and paper and whether the consistency of working for a length of time in one grade or the experience of changing grades/allocations has helped us on our own learning journey as educators. The discussion ends off with sharing our love for audiobooks and brings the conversation full circle with Part 1 where we discussed oral storytelling.

Chey Cheney- @mrccheney
Pav Wander- @pavwander

The Staffroom Podcast- @StaffPodcast
The Drive with Chey and Pav- @TheDriveVoicEd

Books mentioned in this episode:
Make Writing: 5 Teaching Strategies that Turn Writer’s Workshop into a Maker Space by Angela Stockman
Creating Inclusive Writing Environments by Angela Stockman
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Gutter Child by Jael Richardson
Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner
The Fabulous Zed Watson by Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
The Barnabus Project by The Tan Brothers
A Promised Land by Barack Obama

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