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Teach StoriesThat Spark Emotions (1)Listening to a good story has the ability to spark memories, engage the senses, and elicit empathy. Some of the most memorable stories your students will hear won’t align directly with your curriculum. But teaching with stories that spark emotions are often the stories that reach your students. This is a great way to start the year off, and build relationships with your new group of students. Studies show that emotions are integral to learning. In the simplest terms, we only think deeply about things we care about. Grappling with the way emotional stories make your students feel, and not just focusing on analytical skills, is also important.

We have some great stories exploring emotions and friendships that also have the educational supports of lessons and current events. Give these stories a listen:

Happy Listening!