I cannot say strongly enough how important it is for parents and teachers to learn this and apply it in our teaching. When we learn to use stories to teach we will be walking in the footsteps of the Master Teacher, Jesus Christ.
“…Our ‘thought flows in terms of stories—stories about events..., stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories.'”
–“Teaching with Stories as the Content and Context for Learning”,
Frances Vitali, University of New Mexico, quoting Frank Smith, 1990
If inspiration won't come, just ask yourself "What did my character do next?" Even if it's dull and not exciting it will at least get you writing and you will be surprised where it will lead you once you get started.
The Tales of Larkin website is now the home of Stories Change Hearts. This is an exciting new direction for the Larkin books as we encourage parents and teachers to use these engaging, Christ-centered adventure stories to teach to the hearts of their children and students.
The new web address is StoriesChangeHearts.com. Take a moment to explore the site and find out more about this amazing teaching technique that not only allows you to instill godly character and spiritual lessons directly to the long-term memories of those you are teaching, but you will have an absolute blast doing it…and so will they! Once you see this you will have to tell others about it.
Read More at StoriesChangeHearts.com
I hope this weeks blog post provides some helpful suggestions for all of you budding writers (of which I am one). Click here to read it: http://talesoflarkin.com/what-are-your-secrets-for-writing…/
Who has problems that need fixing? Some of my characters have the solution that always works. The answer is only a click away: http://talesoflarkin.com/what-dothe-makerians-always-do-to…/
For those of you with children still at home the search to find good books for your children to read is a constant concern. It is for Valerie and I as well. My latest blog post reveals the results of our search: http://talesoflarkin.com/the-search-for-good-books/
I hope each of you have a very blessed Easter as you consider all that the Lord Jesus has done for us. I thought this was an especially good time to do some personal contemplation but from a Larkin point of view. I hope you enjoy my latest blog post: http://talesoflarkin.com/are-you-a-renegade-a-makerian-or-…/
If you have not had a chance to read part one of my short story of what it might be like if Christians were persecuted here in America I encourage you to check it out. I will be posting part two tomorrow. Here's part one: http://talesoflarkin.com/part-one-of-an-original-shortstor…/
Hello everyone, My new blog post is something different. I wrote a short story a few years ago about what being a Christian might be like if the church were being persecuted in the U.S.A. I thought I would post it in two parts for your reading pleasure. Here is part one: http://talesoflarkin.com/part-one-of-an-original-shortstor…/
It upsets my children when I write about the death of a character in one of my stories, but there are some pricless lessons to be drawn from those sad chapters. Discover them here: http://talesoflarkin.com/a-larkin-in-the-grave-is-worth-tw…/
One of the best things I ever did for my family was to start writing the Tales of Larkin stories. Even now that my three older children are married and starting families of their own they still want to be included when I'm ready to read the newest chapter in what I'm writing. Those special times are the subject of my lastest blog. http://talesoflarkin.com/the-blessings-of-larkin-nights/
I've been thinking about a great treasure God has given to his children. Rather than leaving it in the chest to gather dust, I think we should do what God intended - use it! http://talesoflarkin.com/a-treasure-chest-waiting-to-be-op…/