A List of Storytelling Resources for Teachers – Our thanks for all you do

Written by Kim McCloskey

It’s the season for giving thanks and at the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute we are grateful for the many teachers and librarians who touch the lives of students with their storytelling. To show our appreciation, we have compiled a list of resources to help you enhance your storytelling.

Radio Programs that Celebrate Story

Written by Kim McCloskey

While face-to-face storytelling is the ideal, most of us can't attend storytelling festivals or sit around a campfire each weekend so we have to get our fill through other mediums such as radio, which is still one of the best places to find great oral storytelling.

Hauntings – What can we learn from a good scary story?

By Kim McCloskey

Can you think of the first really scary story that you heard? Perhaps it was a ghost story at a sleepover, or an urban legend around a campfire. Do you remember how you felt? If you are like me, you probably felt fear and excitement simultaneously. What is it that draws us to these stories? Is it just the adrenaline rush, or is there something we can learn about ourselves in these dark corners?

A First-Timer’s Trip to the National Storytelling Festival

Written by Kim McCloskey

I had the opportunity to go to the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee for the first time this weekend and can I just say, it was as good as I hoped it would be. If you have never had the opportunity to attend, sit back and let me describe it for you.

Some thank yous are in order!

Written by Kim McCloskey

It's that time again. The tents are empty, the memories are fresh and we are feeling gratitude in our hearts, so some thank yous are in order.

How to Prepare Students for Assemblies with Storytellers

Written by Kim McCloskey

There are many benefits to having a professional storyteller visit your school. Storytelling helps students develop listening skills. Stories are the building blocks of imagination, stories teach character, and storytelling can foster the desire to read independently.