How Storytelling Can Do Wonders in Blogging
"... and so Abraham Lincoln brought about a huge change for his people. He was an inspiration, a hero and a leader who led his soldiers despite the pressures. On November 19, 1863, he gave his famous speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. When he was assassinated on the 15thof April, 1865, the entire country mourned.
And that is the story of Abraham Lincoln. Now children, I want you to write a 500 words on what you liked the most about Abraham Lincoln."
That wasn't a story telling class. That was my history class when I was in 6th Grade. The reason I remember it so well is because that class like many other history classes I had was fabulous. Even though history classes are usually boring with dates, places and more boring stuff about people who did remarkably great things in past but for a 6thgrade kid, they are pretty much boring people.
Why then was my history class one of the best classes I had? We never had to learn by heart any of the history notes in spite of all the dates, events, places and names. What we heard in that class got imprinted in our mind word by word as soon as they reached my ears.
It was in the art of my teacher's style of speaking and style of lectures. She never took our lessons as lectures, instead she choose to tell them through stories.
My teacher knew the art of true speaking. She spoke in such a style that we students felt everything happening around us. The lectures used to start forming an image in students mind, creating a flow, making everything seem like it is happening in the present. In such style of lectures, it only took us moments before everything made an impact on us and we understood everything word by word.