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
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.
Read the short essay Bird by Bird on Sue Robins' website.
Review the Crafting a Good Story graphic (see above).
Write your own story on the topic of why you chose health care.
Share your story with a group of your peers.
Practice listening to other people's stories without interruption.
Share the one take-away that you got from each story.
Giving a Talk Infographic - design by Karen Copeland, words by Sue Robins, from the Champions of Community Wellness.
Writing to Change the World: An Inspiring Guide to Transform the World with Words, by Mary Pipher.
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
(eBook edition now free until Sept 10th, 2020).
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