We all love stories.
Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching, dating back to the dawn of human civilization. We read books, watch TV, and go to the movies for the stories. So why did we ever stop using storytelling to teach tough topics in school?
I believe that storytelling is a useful tool for teaching any concept in any subject. Pick your concept -- and find a story to go with it. Tell the story to your students, and tie it to the concept. Students will never forget a good story, and they will never forget the concept either!
Stories touch our lives like komorebi.
Komorebi (木漏れ日) — “sunlight filtering through tree leaves”. A Japanese word that has no single-word translation in English.