“Make us the stars”

October 2, 2007 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment

‘Scattered stars’ by fotofrances - image of many sparkly star stickers

“My hero is the teacher who made us the stars of her stories… I cannot recall her ever teaching us anything. At least, not in the strict meaning of the word ‘teach’. Everyday, at three o’clock, she would call us to assemble on the carpet. We would wait, breathless with anticipation. Her stories were the most exciting and dream inspiring, because they featured us. We became heroes and believed we could do anything.” George McCarthy, Big Issue Street Lights, September 6-12 2007.

I think this shows the power of storytelling, and the potential power of a teacher. What more could you hope for from telling a story?

The Scottish Storytelling Centre has training and resources for storytelling.

‘Scattered stars’ shared by fotofrances on Flickr under this Creative Commons licence

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