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Storytelling to Improve Literacy

Tony Maccarella

Tony Maccarella

Head of Upper School
Saddle River, NJ

Tony has been teaching high school History since 1982 and holds a BA in History and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. He is passionate about student engagement as the foundation of all learning.

Video description

What if storytelling held the key to literacy? Hear the story of an educator who has taught history for almost 40 years and believes passionately that history is the most important subject in any school curriculum—and that storytelling is essential to unlocking the potential in students. How can stories become the foundation of our history classes and therefore a vehicle for teaching reading and writing skills? This teacher tells a story about a flag and how the discovery of its true meaning inspired one educator to rethink his use of historical narratives in class. He hopes his story will inspire you to reconsider the value of knowledge-building through narrative history.

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Additional information

When: 07/28/2020 - 1:16pm
Duration: 10:36
Language: English