Teaching sheds light on certain themes – for the teacher as well as for the students.
My theme this week has emerged as the power of storytelling. It’s BBC national poetry day tomorrow. Surely poems, with their rhymes and alliteration and scansion, were developed as a way of making stories memorable for audiences in pre-literate societies (the oral tradition).
Though we don’t make much use of poetry in public relations today, we still seek the memorable phrase.