Stories (re)told on Tales from Around the World

  • The Marble (coming soon!)
  • Polka-dot!
  • Tukama Tootles the Flute (from Antilles, Caribbean)
  • A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back (from Sweden)
  • The Full Belly Bowl
  • WATCH ALL of these STORIES ON Charlottesville's Public Access TV CHANNEL 13 !!!
  • Rainbow Crow (an Lenape Native American tale)
  • The Empty Pot (from China)
  • Magical Mice (from Japan)
  • Tasty Baby Belly Buttons (a fun story from Japan)
  • Kanji-Jo, the Nestlings (a Mende folktale from Liberia)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How have stories influenced your life?

How have stories influenced your life?

Why do stories influence us?

Please share your thoughts.



1 comment:

  1. Larry Ferlazzo (an amazing educator) gave me permission to share this comment that he wrote in his blog []
    as part of a longer October 5, 2008 post discussing the effectiveness of sharing one's beliefs:

    "During my nineteen years as a community organizer, I learned that the way to move people to action was first to learn their self-interests — their vision for themselves, their families and the world. I could only do that in the context of developing a reciprocal relationship, which could not be done unilaterally. I had to also exchange my story and be open to seeing other views and the possibilities of thinking differently myself.
    Once I developed that relationship, and learned those self-interests, I was able to think through with them how my perspectives might help them realize their goals. It was not a quick process."

    I believe it speaks well to the power of sharing our stories, to how listening to others' stories enriches our lives, leads to new levels of understanding, leads to new questions, and so on.

    Thank you, Larry!


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Tales from Around the World is the name of a NEW television show to be broadcast every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on Channel 13, Public Access TV, from Charlottesville VA. ***SOON we hope to have podcasts for you here on this blog site, AND video streaming, too! Please keep checking!***

CPA-TV Director Cal Tate encouraged me (Holly Dilatush) to share stories -- he wanted a way to bring more joy and hope and FUN to viewers.

Each month we plan to tape a new show, sharing new stories.

Maybe one day you'll join us on the show?! We hope you'll also check the schedule (see the link below to CPA-TV) and watch the show often!