Use These Ira Glass Videos To Help Your Students With Storytelling

While they are a few years old, Ira Glass of “This American Life” has a great 4-part series of videos where he talks storytelling. He goes through everything from the importance of coming up with good story ideas to common pitfalls. The series is a great addition to use with students.

You can find all four embedded from the PRI Public Radio International Youtube channel below.

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Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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