The Power of Story in the Classroom
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools in the human arsenal. For most of human history, stories have been the primary means in which people have passed down knowledge, technology, culture, religion, and entertainment. Neurological research has even found that storytelling has permanent, lasting effects on the brain; more than any other form of communication. This power of story needs to be harnessed in the classroom.
He is the author of The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable and Transform Lives, a book about using the power of story to make learning engaging and unforgettable. Trevor is a faculty member for the Buck Institute For Education, and is the host and creator for the We Are Teachers show, Teacher Helpline Live. His writing has been featured in the Huffington Post and EdWeek. He gave a TEDx Talk titled, "School Should Take Place in the Real World," at TEDxSanAntonio. Trevor runs the Facebook page, The Epic Classroom, where his videos have been viewed over 22 million times.