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How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling

How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling | Story Route | Scoop.it
"Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales."

"When people talk listen compl
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#851 Horses give wings to special riders

#851 Horses give wings to special riders | Story Route | Scoop.it
I cannot walk, or run, or play a game of tennis everyday.... But I CAN ride through the forest trails... when carried high, my feet take wings... John A. Davis “My feet take wings” is such an apt a...
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Connecting with a horse is therapeutic for many people with severe disabilities.

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Jeep Sticks With Storytelling In Campaign For New Cherokee

Jeep Sticks With Storytelling In Campaign For New Cherokee | Story Route | Scoop.it
Video Chrysler's advertising is taking the road less traveled again.
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The 5 Secrets Of Storytelling For Social Change

The 5 Secrets Of Storytelling For Social Change | Story Route | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Jim Berk is Chief Executive Officer of Participant Media, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company that focuses on socially relevant, commercially viable feature films, documentaries and television, as well as publishing and digital...
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You've got a message?
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Have something important to say that will benefit the world we live in? Say it well, so people hear your message.

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Champagne May No Longer Come From Its Namesake Region Due To Climate Change

Champagne May No Longer Come From Its Namesake Region Due To Climate Change | Story Route | Scoop.it
Climate change could wreak havoc on winemakers and force them to leave the regions that have made them famous.
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Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time

Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time | Story Route | Scoop.it
Is it possible that the human future depends upon a new sacred story—a story that gives us a reason to care? Could it be a story already embraced by a majority, although it has neither institutional support nor a place in the public conversation?
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Home - The Story Behind The Science

Home - The Story Behind The Science | Story Route | Scoop.it
Bring science and scientists to life -- the Story Behind the Science.
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Framing The Story : NPR

Framing The Story : NPR | Story Route | Scoop.it
Stories ignite our imagination, let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. They affirm who we are, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others.
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One part of an excellent selection of audio productions on storytelling.

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Scheherazade: From Storytelling 'Slave' To 'First Feminist' : NPR

Scheherazade: From Storytelling 'Slave' To 'First Feminist' : NPR | Story Route | Scoop.it
Lebanese author Hanan al-Shaykh says it took her a while to fall in love with the legendary Arab heroine. She retells Scheherazade's famous stories in a new translation of One Thousand and One Nights.
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Scheherezade was my inspiration for This Gives Me Hope (http://thisgivesmehope.com).

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How to Tell Your 'Story of Self' | BillMoyers.com

How to Tell Your 'Story of Self' | BillMoyers.com | Story Route | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools that organizers and movement builders have at their disposal -- and personal stories often have the most impact.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:49 PM

When we tell stories and listen, we touch the spirit and heart of people.

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30 Days to Being Humane by LuRain Penny :: Instruction #8

30 Days to Being Humane by LuRain Penny :: Instruction #8 | Story Route | Scoop.it
Instruction #8 Be Forgiving Sometimes forgiveness means never having to see that person again.  - LuRain Penny  ** Friends, There are some acts in this World that are unforgivable. Maybe they are A...
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The Importance of Storytelling as a Tool in the Practice of Law

The Importance of Storytelling as a Tool in the Practice of Law | Story Route | Scoop.it
Stories are incredibly potent, reaching a place deep in our cultural DNA. Trial lawyers would benefit from greater insight into exactly which stories resonate most powerfully, and why this is the case, says attorney Michael J.
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I used to have the occasional lawyer in my storytelling classes - and always figured this was why.

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How Storytelling Can Transform Education

How Storytelling Can Transform Education | Story Route | Scoop.it
A story, in its purest form, is possibly the most human way to communicate. Yet with the advent of technological and scientific advances, this forgotten art has taken a backseat to other, more data-driven, ways of communication.
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How well I remember the many dull lectures that would have been enlivened by stories. This piece is from the perspective of someone still sitting in those classroom seats.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:24 PM

Storytelling reveals so much about the storyteller and the listener. Both offer a gift: one of the gift of sharing and one of receiving through the gift of listening

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Such deep roots you have: How Little Red Riding Hood's tale evolved

Such deep roots you have: How Little Red Riding Hood's tale evolved | Story Route | Scoop.it
Computer software that's traditionally used to trace evolutionary trees helped a scientist untangle the origins of one of the world's...
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Intriguing Ads Tell Young Girls: 'You're Not a Princess' and 'Life's Not a Fairytale'

Intriguing Ads Tell Young Girls: 'You're Not a Princess' and 'Life's Not a Fairytale' | Story Route | Scoop.it
I am impressed. A tiny, all-female Catholic college-prep academy in Kentucky has created a curious ad campaign, via agency Doe-Anderson, that flies in the face of all my assumptions regarding Catholic education.
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Why Agencies and Brands Need to Embrace True Storytelling

Why Agencies and Brands Need to Embrace True Storytelling | Story Route | Scoop.it
To build on the opportunities that today’s hyperconnected and social consumer as well as new distribution platforms offer, agencies and brands need to move away from thinking about branded content and embrace true storytelling.
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"Content is dead. Long live storytelling."

 

Storytelling is so fundamental to being human that is fascinating to watch marketers become aware of the power of the form yet struggle with employing it authentically.

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IDEA National Storyteller Application - Formstack

IDEA is seeking a National Storyteller to play an essential role in sharing stories of change and shaping a public narrative around powerful learning. The National Storyteller joins our newly forming National Team of education leaders and change-makers, and participates in our Storyteller cohort that includes Storytellers from each of IDEA’s local place-based teams. By weaving local and national stories internally within the IDEA community and externally on social and traditional media, the National Storyteller helps craft a public narrative that has impact on those working for meaningful change for young people in communities around the country.

 

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Here's a cool job for the right person!

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It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy

It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy | Story Route | Scoop.it
The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
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Storytelling science illuminates climate views

Storytelling science illuminates climate views | Story Route | Scoop.it
Politics shape people's abilities to sort through climate issues, a scientific study of news stories shows
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This is a fascinating take on how the stories we live by influence the way we react to information.

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Science and Storytelling: The use of stories in science education | Sci-Ed

Science and Storytelling: The use of stories in science education | Sci-Ed | Story Route | Scoop.it
Stories can be used effectively to teach scientific concepts and ideas. Frameworks have been developed, and with time, hopefully stories can be shared.
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iPad app enables long distance bedtime storytelling for families

iPad app enables long distance bedtime storytelling for families | Story Route | Scoop.it
Kindoma combines e-books with video calls to allow family members who live apart to take part in collaborative bedtime reading for kids.
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With our grandchildren in Australia, we're excited to find this way of sharing books at a distance.

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Memoir Is Storytelling | Memoir

Memoir Is Storytelling | Memoir | Story Route | Scoop.it

Memoir is all about the stories. Maybe Dani Shapiro can convince you if I cannot. Check out her blog, mull over the difference between autobiography and memoir (don’t worry, there isn’t a final exam), and then enjoy a few of this month’s selected memoirs.

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The recommendations are all such good storytelling

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Carla Grantham's comment, August 8, 2013 12:29 PM
Nice distinction offered between memoir & autobiography.
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It Is in Our Nature to Need Stories

It Is in Our Nature to Need Stories | Story Route | Scoop.it
It is in our nature to need stories. They are our earliest sciences, a kind of people-physics. Their logic is how we naturally think. They configure ...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:56 PM

The “human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor,” says Jonathan Haidt.

 

We need stories.

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StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)

StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too) | Story Route | Scoop.it

"Children are known for how much they love to play make believe, and StoryKid, an app introduced today during the Disrupt Hackathon in New York, takes this and gives it a new twist by offering a series of pictures as visual cues for a child to tell a story based around them. StoryKid is aimed at children aged 2 to 5 who are already talking but may either be too young or just starting to write. Created by two comparative literature PhDs from Columbia University, the idea is that this will, in turn, help bring children into the world of story telling and literature. And as co-founder Tianjiao Yu tells me, it can also be used by parents when they’ve run out of inspiration for their own made-up bedtime stories."


Via Gregg Morris
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This sounds like fun. Thanks for finding it, Gregg!

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:40 PM

Everyone is/will be a storyteller!

Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:51 AM

As rudimentay as the idea is, I like it. You can't start early enough with storytelling, it's crucial for children's contextual understanding of texts and their language and vocabulary development. And maybe it's even going to work better for parents to help them make up new stories to tell (!) instead of reading them to children. There's nothing wrong with the imagination capacity of children, it's the adults who lose that power along the way...

Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 29, 2013 2:16 PM
Sounds like something for the grandkids. I'm going to check it out. Thanks, Gregg!
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The Great Debate: THE STORYTELLING OF SCIENCE (OFFICIAL)

Our mission is to support scientific education and critical thinking to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering
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Fascinating discussion

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