Time needed: 1 to 10 min
Why? Stories help to emotionally attract students to a learning topic.
When? Stories can be told before or during a new learning session. If told before, stories raise attention. Told during or after a period of front-to-back teaching stories allow them to lean back and re-focus on an emotional level.
How? Find one or more characters and let them become alive by telling what happens to them in a certain situation. How do they act and react? What do they feel? What challenges them? How do they overcome a crisis?
Any risks? Give yourself a time limit. Good stories don‘t last forever.