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The Irony of Education

The Heart Has Its Reasons... a Quote by Blaise Pascal

Quote from Blaise Pascal, Art by Mary Gow

Learning is about A-D-D-I-E or P-I-E.

But is it really?

Those are two common instructional design models I learned in the instructional technology specialization I studied for my master’s degree in education.

A-D-D-I-E stands for Analysis-Design-Development-Implement-Evaluate. P-I-E stands for Plan-Implement-Evaluate.

There’s hundreds and hundreds of learning models developed to guide the teaching process. They involve various combinations of analysis of the needs of the learner, delivery of the information, and some method to measure or survey what was learned.

And an effective lesson plan addresses the auditory, kinesthetic or visual learner.

How do you learn?

After studying a zillion learning theories and paying for years of formal education I find that I learn many things from stories. And storytelling is a skill that wasn’t in the curriculum.

Which reminds me of a counselor I know that uses heroic metaphorical stories to show her clients new solutions. Brilliant!

Is there a School of Storytelling?

Ok, a few hours later I’m adding this…the school of storytelling is film school.

You might like:
Two Building Blocks of Storytelling
4 Simple Tools for Storytelling
7 Elements to Include in Digital Storytelling

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What it Takes to Create

How do you get millions to listen to your radio show? Ira Glass talks about how it takes letting yourself do less than perfect work and trusting you will get to your good work, which becomes your great work.

Enjoy this video created by David Shiyang Liu illustrating the words of Glass.

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Two More Nuggets of Inspiration from Ira Glass

I thought you might find this Ira Glass quote inspiring. Create some bad, digressive stuff and keep going.

From Ira Glass

Words I Wish I Had Heard Earlier - from Ira Glass

Continuing from my last post, here’s Ira Glass, Part 2 of 4 on Storytelling. Looking for stories could take more time that producing the story.

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Two Building Blocks of Storytelling

Ira Glass on Storytelling was a “must see” video I watched in journalism class. This is the first of four short videos Glass shares on the topic.

Storytelling is at the heart of many successful strategies whether it’s to sell a product, win over an audience, or move a country to action. For artists who need to market their work, I recommend Seth Godin’s book: All Marketers are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works and Why Authenticity is the Best Marketing of All.

Ira Glass hosts the radio and television show, This American Life, on National Public Radio (“NPR”). He has spent the majority of his career on radio, and hosted NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation.

Watch Glass as he talks about the two important ingredients in storytelling: the anecdote and the moment of reflection.

Is digital storytelling any different from other types of storytelling? Read about 7 elements to include.

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