Tag Archives: reading

Video Games as Education

The Legend of Zelda taught me the importance of exploring to find the answer; and to connect as many dots as possible before giving up. Super Mario Bros. taught me that even something that seems impossible can become easy with … Continue reading

Why I’m a Fan of Fiction

Last year, I wrote a guest post for the Grammarly blog about writing, and how it is one of the most important skills you can develop. Today, this post on Iserotope (one of my favorite teacher blogs) inspired me to … Continue reading

Make History Come Alive with Stories

guest written by Wim Coleman of Chiron Books. In my previous post, I wrote about introducing storytelling techniques (especially dramatic ones) as an aid to teaching literature. In my fourth and final post as a guest here, I’ll to share some … Continue reading

The Power of a Prequel

guest written by Wim Coleman of Chiron Books. In my last two posts, I hinted at how storytelling—especially improvisations and scripted scenes—can be used to teach almost any subject. Here I’m going to make some specific suggestions about a widely-taught work … Continue reading

A Story for all Subjects

guest written by Wim Coleman of Chiron Books. To continue my thoughts on narrative in the classroom, I’ll begin (appropriately) with a story. When I was a college sophomore theater student, I belonged to a small acting group called ETC—The Educational … Continue reading

The Vital Importance of Story

guest written by Wim Coleman of Chiron Books. When it was suggested that I write a guest post for TestSoup about bringing narratives into the classroom, I was immediately thrilled. Then I was daunted. My wife, Pat Perrin, and I … Continue reading

(You Don’t Know) How To Read

guest written by Shahar Link of Mindspire Tutoring & Test Prep Here’s a common situation on a reading section of a standardized test: you read the passage, you hit the questions, you do your strategies and techniques and all that, … Continue reading