Teaching Artifacts from Lived Experiences as Storytelling
Storytelling is an ancient method of instruction that can and should be used in the 21st century classroom. If you are looking for a way to enliven and enrich your content, using teaching artifacts from lived experiences as storytelling (TALES for short) has a place in your pedagogical toolbox. TALES can be used in all content areas, grade levels and educational settings.
TALES can deepen student understanding, facilitate connection with your students, and enrich your life as an educator. How do you implement TALES? Simple!
- Have a real world experience that relates to content you teach.
- Create an artifact for teaching from that experience. This can be a photo, video, narrative story, art, or memorabilia.
- Include the story of your lived experience using the artifact when you teach the related lesson.