Elinor Benjamin, Storyteller

Work in schools
Stories I tell
Rune Words
Reiko's Story

"I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few things that really rival them. "
Alice Hoffman

Storytelling in Schools - My Tool Box

Listening Skills

Listening well
Why do we have two ears
but only one mouth?

Because it is is twice as hard to listen as to talk

People need to practice and acquire skills to be good listeners. Information delivered by a speaker isn't information unless it is received by an active listener.

Nothing is as good as storytelling for honing this skill. Adults are always amazed to see how long a roomful of 10-year olds can sit still when they are engaged listening to a story.

The "FACE IT" Solution for Effective Listening