10 story telling tips to grab your students' attention

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Use story telling as a tool to help awaken and develop your students! Do you sometimes look up from the book you're reading to your class only to find students that have drifted off into a day dream or gotten caught up in a friendly conversation? You might want to work on your story telling skills so you can avoid this and really connect with each individual student on every level. These ten story telling tips will help you capture your students' attention and keep them riveted from beginning to end.

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<ul><li>1.10 Story Telling Tips To Grab Your Students AttentionUSE STORY TELLING AS A TOOL TO HELP AWAKEN &amp; DEVELOP YOUR STUDENTS!</li></ul> <p>2. TEACHING IS A CREATIVE PROFESSION SIR KEN ROBINSON - TED TALKS - HOW TO ESCAPE EDUCATIONS DEATH VALLEYOpening the Creative Tool box: Story Telling 3. 1. Get to Know Your Kids FIND OUT WHAT MAKES THEM TICK 4. 2. Dive Into The Subject Matter TAKE SOME TIME TO RESEARCH THE SUBJECT. 5. 3. Hook Them From The Start GRAB THEIR ATTENTION BY PRESENTING A PROBLEM THAT ENCOURAGES THEM TO KEEP LISTENING 6. 4. Practice, Practice, Practice PRESENT THE STORY TO YOUR OWN KIDS, NIECES &amp; NEPHEWS, OR FAMILY &amp; FRIENDS 7. 5. Tell the Truth DONT JUST HIDE THE TRUTH BECAUSE THEY ARE KIDS 8. 6. Create a Timeline KEEP YOURSELF ON TRACK &amp; USE AN EMPTY TIMELINE, FILLING IN EVENTS AS THEY HAPPEN, TO VISUALLY ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS 9. 7. Get UpMOVE AROUND &amp; ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS 10. 8. Make Eye ContactLET THEM KNOW YOU ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO THEM 11. 9. Get Your Kids Moving INVITE YOUR KIDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STORY 12. 10. Use Music MUSIC HAS BEEN USED THROUGHOUT HISTORY TO HELP PRESERVE TRADITIONS &amp; TELL STORIES 13. Bonus Tip: Have Your Kids Retell the StoryHAVE YOUR STUDENTS GET IN GROUPS AND RETELL THE STORY IN THEIR OWN WAY </p>