TEACHER DEVELOPMENT CLUB TIPS #15: TEACHER STORYTELLING TEACHING TECHNIQUE

In this teaching technique, teacher illustrates a concept, idea, or principle with a real-life application, model, or a real life case study. In collaboration with the Use of Technology in Teaching and Importance of Upgrading Knowledge for the teachers, this technique can be more useful. 
WHAT IS TEACHER STORYTELLING TEACHING TECHNIQUE?
Teaching Storytelling Teaching Technique (TSTT) is a teaching technique whereby the teacher narrates a real-life experiences to students for the purpose of elaborating the subject matter in question.
In this technique, the teacher illustrates a concept, idea, or a topic with a real-life model or case-study. In this article, the abbreviation TSTT will be used to mean ‘TEACHER STORYTELLING TEACHING TECHNIQUE’.

HOW IS TEACHER STORYTELLING TECHNIQUE CONDUCTED?
Teacher Storytelling Teaching Technique is conducted by the teacher where he/she connects an idea, concept, matter, or a topic with a real-life experiences. These real-life experiences may be about the teacher himself (if he agrees to share his/her life experiences) or may be about someone else/a person/or event in real life or an imaginary person/event/matter.

WHEN IS TEACHER STORYTELLING TEACHING TECHNIQUE APPLIED?
Teacher Storytelling Teaching Technique (TSTT) is conducted when;
  • The teacher is introducing a new lesson.
  • The teacher is introducing a new topic.
  • The teacher is elaborating a point as he/she teaches.
  • The teacher is emphasizing a matter that seems confusing to students.
  • The teacher is assisting students when they get stuck.

WHERE IS TEACHER STORYTELLING TEACHING TECHNIQUE CONDUCTED/APPLIED?
SETTING: TSTT can be conducted inside the classroom or outside the classroom.
In the classroom: The teacher may do this while he is in his normal front position or he may conduct his storytelling while moving around the class to make him more interactive and audible and emphatic.
Outside the classroom: The teacher may be surrounded by the students as he tells his story. Or he may decide any other better arrangement.
RELEVANT TOPICS: The following are the relevant topics in which TSTT can be applied when teaching:
For Form One, topics 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 can be suitable contexts for the TSTT. In Form Two, topics 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, for Form Three; topics 2, 4, and 5, and for Form Four; topics 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. In general, this technique can be used anywhere where teacher finds it suitable to interact with the learners.
WHY TSTT IS IMPORTANT?
TSTT has the following benefits:
  • It engages students into real-life experiences.
  • It makes students more curious.
  • It makes the topic/lesson easier.
  • It helps the teacher achieve the intended goals.

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