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Resource Review – story telling

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The Boy who would be a Helicopter Vivian Gussin Paley (1991) Harvard University Press This has become the classic text on storying. It is as if Vivian Gussin Paley invented storying. She is to storying what Caroline Pratt is to unit blocks and Elinor Goldschmied to treasure baskets. These ladies were not strictly speaking inventors but discoverers. They discovered for…

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Education Inspection Framework Changes

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It is two months now since the new Education Inspection Framework came into effect and reports are just beginning to be published.  Without any doubt, there is a change in the tone of hoe the reports are being written. There is a clear focus on interactions and relationships between staff and children and some lovely turns of phrase to describe…

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A Suitcase for Stories

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A few years ago, I read “The Boy who Would Be a Helicopter” by Vivien Gussin Paley. This was her description of her work in Chicago around storytelling and story-acting. She describes how she worked with children to “scribe” their stories, recording them word-for-word as told by the children. The story was then acted out by the child and friends…

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