We all know that storytelling is a powerful teaching tool. We use it with our students to help them remember key concepts and lessons. But storytelling is also quite valuable in helping us grow as teaching professionals.  On today’s episode our special guest, Brent Coley, host of “Teaching Tales”, shares some of his stories and helps us learn the importance of sharing stories of our own.

Lessons Learned

Dennis – If you’re in line to spend $1100 for the new iPhone X, you won’t be bumping into me.

Chris – “Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.” – Plato

Break down complex tasks into steps, and measure one step at a time. A “B” will never be a “B” again. You will help your students to identify precisely where their learning efforts are most profitably focused.

Daniel – Coffee EDU.

Brent – Triple-digit temperatures for a week straight make for an interesting week of school.

Fun Fact

Plato, Athenian philosopher

  1. Plato is just a nickname and his actual name is Aristocles (ask.com)
  2. The nickname Plato (which means “broad” or “wide” in Greek) was given to him in reference to his broad shoulders. (platophilosophymrj.blogspot.com)
  3. In 388 B.C. he founded his school, the Academy, which is considered the first European university. (History.com)

NOTE: Aristotle called his school “Lyceum.”

  1. Plato was a student of Socrates (funtrivia.com)
  2. Aristotle was one of Plato’s pupils at the Academy. (History.com)

Notes & Links

Brent Coley

Brent’s Podcast: Teaching Tales (http://www.brentcoley.com/podcast)

Brent shares the famous “Water Bottle Story” and talks about the importance of sharing stories for professional growth.