The Power of Storytelling in the College Classroom
Sal S. Buffo, a psychology professor at Yavapai College, talks about the power that stories can have in a college classroom. Specifically, he talks about the benefit of seeing how different aspects relate to one another. This can become a more personal kind of learning. This learning can help students feel more excited about, and confident, in the subject matter.
- Using storytelling is a great way to start a class and grasp everyone’s attention
- Stories help students relate to the material
- Stories can help students connect to the professor and care more about what they are teaching
- Thinking of your whole curriculum as a story can help clarify goals and provide clarity in what you need to focus on
- Storytelling can be a great way to make discussions more meaningful