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Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain

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Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.

Long before we had writing as we know it there has been an oral tradition of storytelling. This post looks at the science around storytelling.

Learn about how a story "can put your whole brain to work" and why "our brains become more active when we tell stories." Find out why the brain "learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases" and much more. If you enjoy telling stories, writing stories, or listening to stories check out this post to learn more!


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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 10, 2013 5:22 PM

Excellent!

44Doors's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:27 AM

"Anything you’ve experienced, you can get others to experience the same. Or at least, get their brain areas that you’ve activated that way, active too:"

 

"use simple, yet heartfelt language."

"Quick last fact: Our brain learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases that used to make stories awesome"

Art Jones's curator insight, October 28, 2014 5:50 PM

"our brains become more active when we tell stories."

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30 Storytelling Tips For Educators: How To Capture Your Student's Attention

30 Storytelling Tips For Educators: How To Capture Your Student's Attention | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Storytelling allows us to make connections. We often turn to stories as a tool to teach (and reach) our students. "Stories bring information, knowledge, and truth to life."  This post provides 30 great tips to help you engage your students with stories. A few of them are listed below. Within the post each tip comes with additional information.

* You must have a hook in your opening

* Use vivid language that kids can understand

* Tell the truth, even when it's difficult

* Appeal to their senses

* Draw real world connections


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