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Teaching Narratives across the oral, print, & digital media
Curated by Joseph McCaleb
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J. R. R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children”

J. R. R. Tolkien on Fairy Tales, Language, the Psychology of Fantasy, and Why There’s No Such Thing as Writing “For Children” | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else ... may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage
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Tolkien guides us to see Good Stories as “Recovery (which includes return and renewal of health) is a re-gaining—regaining of a clear view… to clean our windows; so that the things seen clearly may be freed from the drab blur of triteness or familiarity—from possessiveness.” 

See also http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/03/tolkien-artist-illustrator/ for gorgeous art by Tolkien.

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Voting With Our Stone-Age Brains - BillMoyers.com

Voting With Our Stone-Age Brains - BillMoyers.com | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
On the eve of the New York primary, Bill Moyers sat down to talk with Rick Shenkman, the historian, editor and publisher of the indispensable website History News Network. Shenkman tells Bill that it's the voters and their emotions, not the candidates and their ideas, that will determine the outcome of the election in November. Shenkman's latest book is 'Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics.' Continue reading
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Overcoming Post-Natal Depression—On Horseback in Kazakhstan

Overcoming Post-Natal Depression—On Horseback in Kazakhstan | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
A terrifying experience with my sick newborn sent me into a downward spiral of nightmares, depression and self-harm. It took a 24-day trip through a remote region of Central Asia to find myself again.
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The stories have gone from medicine and that's a shame

The stories have gone from medicine and that's a shame | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
During our discussion — as we commiserated about how physicians and nurses are glued to their computer screens nowadays, clicking boxes, and typing away furiously on their keyboards — he said something that struck a chord. He said, “You know what Suneel, the stories have really gone from medicine.”


What did he mean by this? He elaborated, and we continued talking. In a nutshell, what he meant was that in the past, every patient was a story. A unique person. A human being. This patient was well known to their personal physician, whom they usually had a good and strong relationship with. Even when documenting information in a hospital, when a physician saw a patient (regardless of whether that physician already knew the patient), there would be a story that would appear on the computer or in the chart in the form of a transcribed letter. This was either a history and physical report or a discharge summary. It would take the form of a narrative, in proper English with logical paragraphs and sentence construction, and tell you all about what was wrong with the patient, their individual history, and the diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Short and shallow reading on the Internet? Not so fast

We hear a lot about how the Internet, social media and our addiction to handheld devices have reduced our attention spans. Nicholas Thompson of The New Yorke...
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The text (with links) of the 4 min video by Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com, is on https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-complex-storytelling-thriving-our-digital-age-nicholas-thompson

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The Father Of Video Games Was A Refugee To America

The Father Of Video Games Was A Refugee To America | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it

“I suggested that we do something drastically different with a TV set. But the chief engineer said, ‘Forget it.'"

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Why paying attention is anything but elementary

Why paying attention is anything but elementary | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?

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Excerpt from Konnikova's "Mastermind"--I also recommend checking out TElliott's ScoopIt site on Attention.

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The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy

The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
As a society, we may feel safer by believing the threat of violence can be ascribed to one group of people. Like human nature, however, the truth is more complicated.
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testimonial by Brandon Marshall. Note the foundation also.

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How stories can transform a classroom

How stories can transform a classroom | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
When students conduct StoryCorps interviews, teachers say it can "reorganize the ions of a class."
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Lianne Picot's curator insight, October 14, 2015 10:57 AM

A wonderful story about how telling and listening to stories can transform relationships. If story sharing can have this much power in a middle school classroom, imagine what it could do for our businesses! More empathy. Better relationships. Increased productivity. Try it with a story sharing session and see what happens!


This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can find Lianne growing story at the Story Powered® Institute

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A Path to Personal Forgiveness: Defeat the Three Dragons | Deepak Chopra MD (official) | LinkedIn

This post is part a series in which Influencers and members discuss how to drive change that matters. Read all the posts here and write your own; inc
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Be a unit of “peace consciousness”: "walk it…the possibilities of peace, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness expand at the same time, because these are qualities of consciousness once resistance has been removed."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
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Restoring Humanity to Leadership

Restoring Humanity to Leadership | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it

With recovery underway in many advanced economies, money is surging back into leadership development after the down-years of the recession. In 2013, companies spent an estimated worldwide total of US$45.5 billion on education for leaders at all levels.


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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 16, 2015 9:32 AM

To be a leader, you have to have a purpose and people who want to follow you over that purpose. You do not study to become a leader. Your purpose in life is the start of it all. No purpose, nothing to lead forward. What is your purpose ?

E-Copywriting's curator insight, May 18, 2015 8:00 PM

We need to invest in our entire workforce, including our management teams.

Boutara Nour Eddine's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:08 PM

There is no value in asking yourself “Am I a leader?” Instead, ask “Who am I leading? And where am I going?”

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Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends

Stunning Illustrations for Irish Myths and Legends | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"I have wished to become a child again that I might find this book."
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James Baldwin on the Artist’s Struggle for Integrity and How It Illuminates the Universal Experience of What It Means to Be Human

James Baldwin on the Artist’s Struggle for Integrity and How It Illuminates the Universal Experience of What It Means to Be Human | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"Only an artist can tell ... what it is like for anyone who gets to this planet to survive it. What it is like to die, or to have somebody die; what it is like
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MPopova "Baldwin considers the essential survival mechanism by which the artist bears his or her burden of bearing witness to the unnameable"
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Transcript: Robin Wall Kimmerer — The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life

Transcript: Robin Wall Kimmerer — The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
I think of my writing very tangibly as my way of entering into reciprocity with the living world. It’s that which I can give and it comes from my years as a scientist, of deep paying attention to the living world, and not only to their names, but to their songs. And having heard those songs, I feel a deep responsibility to share them, and to see if, in some way, stories could help people fall in love with the world again.
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Responding to the Refugee Crisis

Responding to the Refugee Crisis | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
When I first started my “Seek the Good” project, it began with a dream to find voices that needed to be heard, to put a megaphone where there had been none, in order to pierce the darkn…
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Account of a “social media storyteller thru writing, photography& video...collecting stories for a big social media prayer effort"

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What Happens When a Brand Embraces Its Story?

What Happens When a Brand Embraces Its Story? | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
I love finding brands who have deep-seated community values, who embrace the story of what made them become a brand in the first place, and who have a vision for how they plan to grow into something awesome.

Sure, we live in a world where many brands and people are focused on getting ahead and achieving only monetary goals. But there are plenty of brands and marketing teams that enjoy being part of the community and are incorporating a big-picture mentality with story-worthy assets into their business models. And guess what? Consumers, especially millennials, love this.

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3 Storytelling Tools to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing Efforts

3 Storytelling Tools to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing Efforts | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Who doesn't love hearing a juicy story? Whether sitting around a crackling campfire, listening to a horror story, or even just a phone call with a friend venting to you about that bad date last week. We all love listening to a great story, one that both captivates and holds us speechless for a moment in time.
Since the first cave drawings were discovered, over 27,000 years ago, telling stories has been one of the most important means of communication. Human beings are natural storytellers, it’s intrinsic to our genes. Everything from religion, to science, to love needs a story for people to find it believable. It only makes sense to marry the elements of storytelling and social media marketing—leveraging one of the most basic aspects of human nature. For social media and content marketers, “when you present your content in new, engaging and interactive ways, it stands out in a constant stream of competing information.”

The question then is, what storytelling tools are out there that you can use to enhance your social media marketing? Here are a few of my personal faves:

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Apester, Storify, & ThingLink

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Poet in Profile: Natasha Trethewey

Poet in Profile: Natasha Trethewey | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Poet Reflection – At the Memory Center
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Trethewey honors the role of poetry for persons in memory loss. I believe digital media production has similar capacity held in loving hands and eyes.

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Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay | Brain Pickings

Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay | Brain Pickings | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Thoughts on navigating the open sea of knowledge.
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"Storytelling not only sets standards but, at its best, makes us want to live up to them, to transcend them."

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David Domenici, Headmaster of the School of Hard Knocks

David Domenici, Headmaster of the School of Hard Knocks | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Bringing higher learning to America's juvenile detention centers.
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The Power in Obstacles - Parabola

The Power in Obstacles - Parabola | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Last week, a group of us talked about what happens when we face obstacles and difficult situations.   We agreed that no one escapes such things, and that often what happens is inside is fear, which [...]
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Pixar: The Design of Story

Pixar: The Design of Story | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Pixar: The Design of Story is an upcoming exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum here in NYC.

Through concept art from films such as Toy Story, Wall-E, Up, Brave, The Incredibles and Cars, among others, the exhibition will focus on Pixar's process of iteration, collaboration and research, and is organized into three key design principles: story, believability and appeal.

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Gregg Morris's curator insight, July 27, 2015 6:32 PM

Should be well worth the trip!

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Should be well worth the trip!

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The Subterranean River of Emotion: Cheryl Strayed on Writing, the Art of Living with Opposing Truths, and the Three Ancient Motifs in All Great Storytelling

The Subterranean River of Emotion: Cheryl Strayed on Writing, the Art of Living with Opposing Truths, and the Three Ancient Motifs in All Great Storytelling | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
"When you're speaking in the truest, most intimate voice about your life, you are speaking with the universal voice."

“Writing is hard
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Transcript: danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

Transcript: danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives | GoodStories246 | Scoop.it
Krista Tippett, host: danah boyd is a blogger and technologist on one of the most intriguing fields of 21st century life — the intersection of technology and society. She’s steeped in emerging research around the social lives of networked teens — the topic of her book, It’s Complicated.
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