Sunday, August 31, 2008

Telling Bee is going international

Two friends from Germany, Martin Ellrodt and Suse Weiss, are both adapting the Telling Bee for use in German schools. The Canadian approach, where children collect stories from parents, step-parents, and grandparents doesn't always work in a society where older people can still be very guarded about their personal history. But Martin and Suse have found innovative ways to turn the students into adept hunters and gatherers of stories. Martin recently sent me a book of stories in German from his first Telling Bee. This idea and program is available to any storyteller who wants to use it. Check out the guidelines on this website, or contact me directly.

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