Learn to Tell
Storytelling workshops with Rachael bring participants of all ages deep into the story listening, creating and telling process.
Attendees gain practical technique and application of storytelling (both folk and personal narrative), public speaking confidence, and an understanding that their unique voice and stories can transform the world around them and create genuine human connection and social emotional intelligence.
American Association of School Libraries National Conference
Rutgers University Guest Lecturer, Graduate School of Education
New Jersey Association of School Libraries Annual Conference
New Jersey Education Association Annual Conference
New Jersey TESOL Annual Conference
Young Child Conference and Expo Annual Conference, NYC
Storytelling workshops have had a very positive affect on my high school ELL students' learning, both socially and academically. Storytelling gives students a chance to shine and engage with their peers in a way that isn't always made available to them in the classroom. Several students who may be hesitant to participate in class often seem to come alive when given the chance to participate in storytelling. It is a great outlet for teenagers who are figuring out who they are, while also trying to express themselves in a new language and culture. It provides ELL students with a safe environment to open up, perform, and grow.
Caitlin Sullivan, Millburn ELL Teacher