June 25, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on stories: Interview with Amy Sutton

We have all met inspiring storytellers who can hold the attention of their audience and make listening to a story an exciting and memorable event. They may be family members, or teachers or professional storytellers. One such storyteller is Amy … Continue reading

April 30, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Share the love of short stories: lucky-dip stories at your school

When I read about the fabulous Short Story Dispenser by French publisher Short Edition, I imagined how wonderful it would be for each school to have their own short story dispensing machine. Then, as I was walking along a corridor of my … Continue reading

February 28, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Deborah’s dreams: how stories can make a difference

The graphic novel Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault shows us that books and reading can work as protective shields, safe zones and islands of self-discovery. Of course, reading has more dimensions than those. Books can … Continue reading

May 3, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Storytelling with David Heathfield

Next in our interview series we have an exciting first today. At the recent IATEFL Conference in Glasgow, Maria Cleary, Helbling Readers Series Editor had the chance to sit down with David Heathfield to talk about the magical world of telling stories. … Continue reading

December 20, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 3: Kieran Egan

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on research from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading