Episode #3 of Speak Up Storytelling is now ready for your listening pleasure.
On this week's episode, we talk about finding and crafting stories in your everyday life using my strategy "Homework for Life."
Elysha gets a little annoyed with the moment that I share.
Next, we listen to the incredible story by Mansoor Basha about the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and it's echoes years later. Then Elysha and I discuss the strengths of his fantastic story as well as suggestions for improvement.
Finally, we answer listener questions about telling a story at The Moth and humor in storytelling, and we each make a recommendation.
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Our first review, by the way, came from a woman named Kate who is my former third grade student, Elysha's former fifth grade student, our former babysitter, and now a teacher beginning her career in the same school where Elysha began her career.
Remarkable how your former students can sometimes remain a part of your life long after they have left your classroom.