Golbert, storyteller, returns to David Yellin.
On Wednesday, December 23, 2005 Jane Golbert
came to the college to talk about storytelling.
Jane, who is presently on leave of absence from
the college, works as a storyteller and educator in the U.S.A. She gave
a dynamic and interesting presentation as testified by some of the comments
from the second year writing class who were in the audience.
Wednesday we had a lecture "Storytelling Skills" by Jane Golbert.
It was interesting because I had never thought about telling a story as
a tool for teaching. (Rivka Schinazi)
Story telling skills (Liat Hidekel)
Last Wednesday I heard a presentation about story telling skills by Jane
Golbert. She started her presentation with a short and funny story. We
then talked about the reasons for using stories in the classroom. The
stories are an additional teaching tool that can create a bond between
the teacher and the pupils and can really bring the language alive. She
then introduced the importance of learning the story and making a skeleton
of the story. We compared two different skeletons of two different stories.
Afterwards she gave us an example of how we can use stories to teach grammar
in the classroom. In conclusion, the presentation was very interesting
and I really enjoyed it.
Jane Golbert`s performance (Marina Mayzelis)
I always wanted to be a perfect storyteller. After reading, watching and
listening to many stories I was unable to repeat them. Two days ago the
English Teachers` Department invited us, future English teachers, to Jane
Golbert`s lesson. In front of many students, she presented herself as
a perfect storyteller. After she finished her story, we talked about story
telling skills. We learnt how to make a skeleton of a text and how to
adapt the language according to the situation. Then we talked about the
way to present and solve a problem in a story and how to make a story
not only interesting but also useful in different aspects. I really enjoyed
Jane Golbert`s lesson and I think that she gave me a nice idea to use
storytelling performances in my own lessons at school.