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You Don't Know Jack: A Storyteller Goes to School

Kevin D. Cordi


A professional storyteller journeys to discover what it means to be a teacher and a teller of tales. Just like Jack, he traces his path from being raised on the stories of Appalachia and explores if they have a place in the classroom. However, he does not climb a beanstalk to understand this journey, but instead challenges what it means to be a teller and educator and even the definition of storytelling. As he reflects on not only his stories but his students, he changes as a storyteller, as an educator, and better understands his students in the process. Drawing from storymaking, storytelling ... More

Keywords: Storytelling, Narrative, Drama, Teaching, Appalachian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496821249
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496821249.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin D. Cordi, author
Ohio Northern University