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Jen & Nat Whitman

With two decades experience as international educators and storytellers, Jen and Nat Whitman are passionate about the role of storytelling in the classroom.  They believe that each child has a unique story to tell and that an essential part of their job as educators is to help children share their stories with the world. They recently teamed with Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald to write a how-to guide for storytelling in the classroom – Teaching With Story: Classroom Connections to Storytelling. The book pairs their thoughts about the power of story in teaching with 20 easy-to-learn folktales you can tell right away.

My Sessions

Bump in the Night

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Once upon a midnight dreary… Bump in the Night is back to spook and excite audiences at The Cooler Lumpur Festival. Come join us at midnight and be scared silly by a series of horror stories performed by some of the best voices. Note: Persons under 18 are not recommended to attend.

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Playing with Story in the Family

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We are all storytellers. Join the Whitman Tellers as we explore ways to cultivate a culture of storytelling in your family. This is a workshop designed for parents and children to experience together. We’ll play storytelling games and you will learn a few folktales that you can play with when you’re back at home. This […]

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RE: Stories for Boys and Girls, Both Big and Small

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It is folklore that tells us of our history, that describes where we live, what our values are, and ultimately who we are. It is folklore which remembers the hopes, fears, dreams, and details of everyday lives. Hanna Alkaf speaks to three extraordinary storytellers about the importance of telling stories and the role it plays in […]

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On My Own: Stories of Unlikely Heroes Finding Their Way in the World

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How do we find independence in the world? Stories can help guide the way! Join the Whitman Tellers for heartwarming and humorous tales of characters who set off to seek their fortune. Storytellers Jen and Nat Whitman weave music and movement into their lively tandem performances. Jump up and join in as they share folktales […]

Cooler Lumpur Junior
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