Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Value of Storytelling

Join the storytelling course on Wikieducator

Storytelling in Second Life For TESOL , PD, and Wikieducator

Join the storytelling course on Wikieducator

I have participated in a few weekly Friday meetings in SL. The last 3 sessions have left me confused about my role in these Friday night meetings until I joined Nelba, to learn Spanish. Now, I understand what inspires me in SL. I am interested in learning. I am not interested in small talk unless I gain some learning from the conversation. I apologize for not being able to make up a story of my own to explain how I feel, so instead I will let Brian Sturm tell the story about "Truth and Story":

Truth, naked and cold, had been turned away from every door in the village. Her nakedness frightened the people. When Parable found her she was huddled in a corner, shivering and hungry. Taking pity on her, Parable gathered her up and took her home. There, she dressed Truth in story, warmed her and sent her out again. Clothed in story, Truth knocked again at the doors and was readily welcomed into the villagers' houses. They invited her to eat at their tables and warm herself by their fires.

-- Jewish Teaching Story

Watch the video and listen to Brian Sturm tell the story of the Naked Truth and explain the value of storytelling.

I would like to teach English to speakers of other languages, professional and personal development, and how to collaborate using Wikieducator via storytelling.