My storytelling workshop for teachers last May 25, 2010 at Create Learning Paths School in Merville, Paranaque was so much fun! The teachers had been working on their content outlines for days and the workshop I did with them was a breather.
I gave a short in put on creativity and why it needs nurturing in the field of teaching and instruction. Storytelling is one avenue where creativity could be developed and enriched. So, as activities for creativity, I gave them voice and body movement exercises. I also presented different strategies in telling stories.
The CLP teachers tried their hand at making storytelling flashcards which they used in their group presentation. The other group showcased a reader's theater of the fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper. At the end of the workshop, the teachers wore smiling faces. The thank you card they gave me were filled with sweet and inspiring words. Ang saya maging kwentista! Oh, the perks and delights that go with storytelling!