The tellers are coming! The tellers are coming!
Frantically, I try to absorb all the research on stories and learning and then I must put all that stuff into context and condense it into sound bites. And then I have to provide adult learners with activities that will make them feel easier about incorporating storytelling into their work lives. And then I have to organize all this stuff so that it makes sense. And THEN, I have to NOT blank out when presenting.
So here's my to-do list:
Create the certificate of participation - because it's the thing I would forget to do if I don't do it NOW.
Make an enlarged resource list - which I will make available here.
Collect definitions of the word story.
Collect quotes from studies to support the research.
Organize how I hope to present this stuff.
Practice it - so I don't blank out when someone takes me down a shady tangent.
Oh, did I tell you? I'm leading a workshop for teachers and librarians about telling classrooms and storytelling clubs. On Saturday. From 9 to 12 noon. At StoryFUSION. JOIN ME!
Also, I am the MC on Saturday night - for Mary Wright and - TA DAH!!! Jennings and Ponder!
This is the MOST wonderful time of the year!!!