“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.”

Robert McKee, professor

Story is everywhere. From Twitter feeds to viral videos to dinner conversations, we discover stories, deeply woven inside the very fabric of our universe. Remember the best story you have ever heard? Maybe it was a bedtime story from your childhood or a popular TED talk that inspired you , or maybe it was that story a friend told you last week that you can’t quite shake from your thoughts.

What makes that story so powerful?

Authentic. Simple. Accessible. Sticky so it isn’t difficult to retell. Stories are universal, shared experiences that help us make sense of where we have been and where we are going. As educators, stories have the power to grow us beyond measure. What stories can you share today? Take a picture, caption it, and share on Twitter. Draft a brief narrative of a recent failure and post it. Document a day in the life of your learning environment. Make it simple. Make it sticky.

Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase (1)

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