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Health Educator Course Content

From Bird's Eye View Book

Module 3: Stories Matter: Patient and
Health Professional Storytelling
Lesson Plan 1:  Crafting a Good Story

Learning Outcome


After participating in this Lesson Plan, students will be able to demonstrate they understand the basics of crafting a good story by writing and sharing their own story.

  1. Read the short essay Bird by Bird on Sue Robins' website.

  2. Review the Crafting a Good Story graphic (see above).

  3. Write your own story on the topic of why you chose health care.  

  4. Share your story with a group of your peers.

  5. Practice listening to other people's stories without interruption.

  6. Share the one take-away that you got from each story.

Supplemental Reading

  1. Giving a Talk Infographic - design by Karen Copeland, words by Sue Robins, from the Champions of Community Wellness.

  2. Writing to Change the World: An Inspiring Guide to Transform the World with Words, by Mary Pipher. 

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.
Bird’s Eye View: Stories of a life lived in health care by Sue Robins
ISBN: 978-1999156015
(eBook edition now free until Sept 10th, 2020).

This content is protected by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

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