“There’s something about stories that stick with us. Something about an organized narrativeteaching strategy that serves as a unique kind of glue, lingering with us long after the facts and formulas fade away. It’s exactly this kind of adhesive that I want to leverage for my own students, weaving the skills and information they need together with the magic of storytelling. But despite how magnetic these teaching strategy narratives may be, it can be difficult to pry time away from our busy day-to-day lesson plans. So how do we make it work?”
Stories are a great way to engage students and develop connections that thread together a number of different topics in one over-arching theme. Great stories bring together many different elements and can provide teachers an avenue to link big ideas through different subject areas.