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thanks to Joanne Piazzi of LANES
is a human birthright and as natural as breathing. When practiced as an art, storytelling is deeper than philosophy and more fun than the movies. Story is an amazing educational activity because it works on so many levels. It is meta-cognition or the natural format of human thought. Because it engages physically, emotionally and intellectually, storytelling is deeply satisfying entertainment. Since the listeners work with the performer and have a shared, active experience, storytelling is also a social tool that can help build healthy community. As a performance art, storytelling is spoken word at its most accessible. As a timeless and essentially human art, storytelling delights, engages and inspires students of all ages and abilities.
- Norah Dooley"After conducting brain scans of a woman telling a story off the cuff and then of 11 people listening to a recording of her, researchers ... say that MRIs showed that the same parts of the brains showed activation at the same time, suggesting a deep connection between talker and listener. "
“Language is a human instinct, but written language is not…Children are wired for sound, but print is an optional accessory that must be painstakingly bolted on. This basic fact about human nature should be the starting point for any discussion about how to teach our children to read and write.” – Steven Pinker, neurologist and research scientist
A wordle created from the words of the manifesto by wordle.net - thanks to Joanne Piazzi of LANES