http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/teachingstorytelling

This article was written in 1992.

What’s changed the most since then is technology. The physicality of human beings is the same.

Technology has replaced people the people in our lives. We don’t talk with friends, we text, chat, snapchat or FB. We watch more tv in the form of binges and video. We play more video games. We read more, but the content is less interesting.

Storytelling is a face to face phenomenon. It connects people directly with ideas, emotions, senses, and experiences.

While there are “lessons” and “Learning” and “Educational content” in many of my stories, I’ve always felt that the point of telling a story was so that other people can hear a story. And enjoy it.