Storytelling in the Classroom A Key to Student Engagement

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Storytelling in the Classroom A Key to Student Engagement. Allan Dolovich College of Engineering University of Saskatchewan. My motivation. The Crank Incident. And more motivation. my teachers. Prof. Thornton-Trump Prof. Stymeist. My Objectives in Telling Stories. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Storytelling in the ClassroomA Key to Student EngagementAllan DolovichCollege of EngineeringUniversity of Saskatchewan

  • My motivation.......The Crank Incident

  • Prof. Thornton-Trump

    Prof. Stymeist

    And more motivation.......

    my teachers

  • to make theory come alive

    to inspire involvement

    to clarify complex ideas

    to provide memory triggers

    to give brain breaks

    to make learning fun

    My Objectives in Telling Stories.....

  • area specific (engineering)

    individual specific (Dolovich)

    student specific (Saskatchewan)

    Story characteristics.....

  • To make theory come alive.....Child on a Rope

  • To make theory come alive.....Child on a RopePlay Center

  • To make theory come alive.....Child on a RopePlay Center

  • To make mathematics come alive.......The monkey story

  • Mx = Ixxax (Iyy-Izz)wywz Ixy(ay-wzwx)- Iyz(wy2-wz2) Izx(az+wxwy)My = Iyyay (Izz-Ixx)wzwx Iyz(az-wxwy)- Izx(wz2-wx2) Ixy(ax+wywz)Mz = Izzaz (Ixx-Iyy)wxwy Izx(ax-wywz)- Ixy(wx2-wy2) Iyz(ay+wzwx)

  • Stories that inspire careful work.......The Gimli Incident

  • Stories that inspire persistence.......The Box Kite

  • Stories that inspire inquiry.......The Steele Pitfall

  • Stories that inspire clarity.......A Visit to Calgary

  • Stories that project forward.......

  • Stories that provide insight.......The Mud Slinger

  • Stories that inspire safety.......The Explosion

  • tone

    timing

    fit with teacher

    fit with students

    In telling a story, be a aware of.....

  • trying too hard to be funny

    unintentionally offending students

    not covering as much of the course

    But..

    Pitfalls can include.....

  • Stories create opportunity.......Seize the moment

  • The Domo gas blunder everyone goofs

    CNC, NC, DNC dig to the bottom

    The blood donor control the noise

    Calculus, the income tax act, and respect

    Principal stresses spelling counts

    Additional stories include.....

  • The tug of war overcoming barriers

    Jeffrey and the I-Beam

    Fly little friend, be free

    And more stories.....