The Power of Story

I love the radio show This American Life. I’m always happy when I’m out on the weekend and it comes on the radio(Because we live out in the boonies and have terrible radio reception, I only get to listen to NPR in the car. Poor me. ) So I was thrilled to find this short audio message from host Ira Glass at LearningTimes Network today.

It’s a wonderful anecdote of how important it is to create stories for learners. Not only does it make the learning experience more meaningful it makes it more memorable.

Registration is probably required and it took a little while for the Flash audio to load on my computer, but I think it’s worth the wait.

Sidenote: I know that TAL is trying to make money off of selling cd’s of their broadcasts, but a podcast sure would be nice.