Look! A teacher using stories to teach!

March 17, 2008 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

(Washington Post link)I love this story. This teacher, author, etc (see bio) wrote a series of books using guess what – stories – to teach things like history and science. This quote from a county school science coordinator, “teaching science through stories rather than unconnected snippets of formulas and information is gaining popularity” – is kind of a bittersweet, double-edge sword. On the one hand, yea! On the other hand, umm…haven’t we used stories to teach for a lot longer than we have used something like the classroom? This next quote really nails it “”If you talk to any first-rate scientist about a particular development, you will very quickly hear a narrative, because the way good scientists think about developments in their field is in terms of stories.”

Author: Mark Oehlert, e-Clippings Blog, 17th March 2008

Full article available here.

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