In School Programs
Neuro-science has discovered that our brains are wired to organize, retain and access information through story. Teaching through story means that students will be able to remember what is taught, access that information, and apply it more readily. Story aids memory because it puts information into a meaningful context, to which other information can be “attached.” Storytelling lays down the narrative or contextual track where knowledge can reside. It is storytelling that creates and maintains connections between isolated pieces of information.
Sherry Norfolk offers a wide variety of staff development opportunities for educators. She is a professional teaching artist who performs and teaches storytelling nationally and internationally.
Sherry Norfolk helps teachers, librarians and parents discover how to take advantage of the important relationship between storytelling and literacy. Her extensive experience in designing and implementing award-winning emergent and family literacy programs provides the foundation for inspiring, creative workshops and projects.
Sherry’s storytelling is rhythmic and melodic, animated and exuberant, enlivened by a multiplicity of voices and sounds. A professional storyteller since 1981, she tells in libraries, schools, museums and festivals all over the United States. No matter the age of the listener, Sherry’s storytelling is vivid and enticing, compelling listeners to look through the kaleidoscope of story into the landscape of imagination.
Sherry Norfolk joins husband Bobby Norfolk, a renowned storyteller in his own right, for a variety of collaborative programs that entertain and enlighten.
Sherry Norfolk is a sought-after conference presenter whose dynamic and enthusiastic style energizes and inspires her audiences. She is a popular Keynote Speaker for professional association conferences throughout the United States.