The psychology of story telling for fluency development in English Language Teaching.


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A look at what's behind the learning experience and how story-telling brings everything together in a natural, holistic and confidence-building spirit.

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The psychology of story telling for fluency development in English Language Teaching.

  1. 1. Who wants to trigger my action potential? Arms and branches = dendrites Eye = nucleus Tail = axon Clothing = Schwan cells – insulating coating Flailing at the end = axon ending
  2. 2. In a learning context – what might have triggered the action potential? How will this light up the whole mind and create an optimal learning state?
  3. 3. All about ME, my friends and I How we work Draw me and tell my story The empathic civilisation
  4. 4. Can you find me in the crowd? Yeah, yeah, I know….We all look the same to you…That‟s because our sum is greater than our parts…..
  5. 5. I‟m a lone neuron (: I‟m connected, I‟m all lit up!!
  6. 6.  In fact, neurons are so like humans that they create human experience. Just as people don‟t like to stand alone at parties, neurons are no good alone either.    We need each other to grow. When WE grow, YOU grow. HOW? By having FUN through INTERACTIVITY.
  7. 7.  “If eyes are the windows of the soul, mirror neurons are the windows of social & emotional awareness.”
  8. 8. METACOGNITION Help our students to „know about knowing‟. Start by being mindful of how stories can engage the whole-brain, heart and soul As civilizations grew, so did the iconic nature of storytelling, yet we're no different today - our walls are just more likely to be on Facebook than deep inside caves. As we make our way through the digital transformation, a return to visualization is occurring that adheres to the storyteller's craft of appealing to our tribal sensibilities.
  9. 9. Imagination Association
  10. 10. The ACT of story –telling ENHANCES fluency development by harnessing the POWERS of the IMAGINATION and ASSOCIATION. A good story, in turn, is made GREAT, by clever use of imagination and association, thereby creating fun, inspiring, artistic, memorable learning experiences!!!!!
  11. 11. Image + dialogue Comics Graphic novels Infographics Posters video
  12. 12.   Sharing feelings, dreams, ideas T O R Y T E L L I N G
  13. 13.  General resources Story-related activities Old story-telling techniques by Mario Rinvolucri Stories/poems Stories EFL classroom 2.0  My Sample ideas Poetry in ELT Poetry samples from learners Ten ways to use poetry in class Story ideas for online classes, break out rooms or traditonal classes
  14. 14.             Sharing feelings, dreams, ideas Treasure talking enthusiastically together Overwhelming open expression Realms of resourceful relaxing reflection Yearning, yielding youthfully year by year. Tripping talented tournaments trigger the mind Exploring, experimenting, exploring escapades Love evolving likeable literature Leaps of language not lagging behind Intimate ,intriguing, involving initiative Natural, naïve, nature in a nutshell Genuine, grasping, giggling genius goals