What People Say About Us

Find out why our students enjoy The Gingerbread Way Program

The students in my Grade 3 class are always excited to see Ginger. Some of her stories have become favorites that must be repeated whenever she visits! The combination of story and audience participation always leaves the students wanting more.In the recent past, storytelling as an art diminished in favor of print and media, but the connections that can be made between storyteller, the development of the imagination and the audience make one wish for its resurgence. Ginger is filling that niche!

Nora Grainger, grade 3 teacher, Calgary

Ginger’s work in our class deepened our understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, as she shared tales from across the globe. Students were engaged and enthusiastic during her visits and she was easy to collaborate with when planning for experiences that made connections across the curriculum. Ginger’s joy and passion for the art of storytelling is evident when working with students, and her influence inspired meaningful work even after she left our class.

Chloe Grant, grade 4/5 teacher, Calgary

I have been working with Ginger Mullen throughout the 2015-2016 school year with great success. Ginger has offered her time, experience, and valuable oral storytelling resources to my grade 3/4 classroom at Beddington Heights school. She has a wide variety of stories each with their own lesson that are effectively presented to the audience and keep their attention. From her work, my class has developed many lessons, from how to and why we read with enthusiasm, expression, and emotion to exploring the deeper themes and morals expressed in the tales to even writing our own. She is a welcomed asset to education that provides a unique learning experience for all involved.

Matthew Shackelton, grade 3/4 teacher, Calgary

Ginger Mullen gifted our class with her incredible oral story ability. She had the Kindergarten students hanging onto her every word. She was the first person to introduce this oral model of teaching and learning to our class. It required the learners to listen, visualize and imagine. Ginger was also training other storytellers. They practiced their oral story telling skill on the Kindergarten students too! Ginger included transitional movement games for the children which they requested for me to learn and do with them after Ginger left our classroom. We enjoyed the natural and engaging language experiences Ginger offered to all students. As a teacher it was inspirational to watch and try to emulate this special ability!

Shaida Hassam, Kindergarten Teacher, Calgary

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