Courses as Stories

Jon Becker brings out a key part of my experience and philosophy as a teacher.  Courses are stories. They’re narratives. We do a disservice when we deny that.

In her timeless TED talk on vulnerability,Brene Brown jokes about how taken aback she was when someone called her a storyteller. How dare someone call her a storyteller. She’s an academic, dammit! Of course, Brown goes on to say how she grew more comfortable with the label and how she began to see stories as “data with a soul.”