Using Story to Teach [Hi]story

Clay Burrell says history isn’t learned, but story changes that problem. He suggests scrambling “the major periods of history in a random cluster on the board or a handout: “Medieval Period,” “Cold War,” “Roman Empire,” “Enlightenment,” “Age of Exploration,” “Classical Greece,” “Industrial Revolution,” “Greek Heroic Age/Trojan War,” “Renaissance,” “Sumer,” “Solomon … Continue reading

Using Story to “Ride the Current”

A couple of weeks ago, I “attended” another one of Terrence Gargiulo’s fantastic webinars. As I’ve written before, these webinars are always so well done. So professional. None of the technical glitches and fumbling around I so often see in other webinars — and trust me, I’ve attended a lot … Continue reading

A Leadership Story

I have long been intrigued with authors who use story to write books in innovative ways (I almost said “novel” ways). I’m interested in business novels, business fables, like Steve Denning’s Squirrel, Inc. and Spencer Johnson’s Who Moved My Cheese?, and some of the others that appear on the sidebar … Continue reading

Stories of PhD Mamas

I was pretty much past the hands-on mothering stage by the time I entered my PhD program in 2003 as my kids were almost grown and one was already out of the house. But I remain interested in the stories of PhD holders and students, especially those who share the … Continue reading