George Lucas Educational Foundation

Matthew James Friday

Matthew is a classroom teacher, professional storyteller, writer and literacy consultant, and he works in an international school in Germany. He has experience teaching across all grades in elementary/primary schools in England, Germany and Asia. He is also a published writer and professional storyteller for children. As well as doing storytelling in schools, he has worked in museums, galleries and at charity events. Matthew has delivered university lectures and Professional Development workshops to teachers on literacy and storytelling. Matthew tells myths, legends, fables and folk tales from around the world in English, and he has worked with Thai and Chinese translators delivering in a bi-lingual setting. As a writer, Matthew is a widely published poet with over 60 poems published in journals and magazines around the world. He has had published many articles about education and storytelling. In addition, he has experience writing and directing theatre plays for adults and children.

Areas of Interest: 
Eduction,
Literacy,
Writing,
Reading,
Storytelling,
Action,
Inquiry

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Posted article A Voice Worth Listening To

2 weeks 5 days ago to English Language Arts

Posted article Learning to Hook an Audience

4 weeks 1 day ago to 3-5 Upper Elementary

Posted article Hooking the Youngest Students on History

4 months 1 week ago to K-2 Primary

Posted article The After-School Shakespeare Club

11 months 1 week ago to 3-5 Upper Elementary

Posted article Lunchtime Is Club Time

12 months 4 days ago to K-2 Primary

Posted blog The Power of the Postcard

1 year 2 weeks ago to Literacy

Posted blog Young Storytellers: The Tale Begins

1 year 6 months ago to Literacy

Posted blog The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

2 years 5 months ago to Literacy

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Posted article A Voice Worth Listening To

2 weeks 5 days ago to English Language Arts

Posted article Learning to Hook an Audience

4 weeks 1 day ago to 3-5 Upper Elementary

Posted article Hooking the Youngest Students on History

4 months 1 week ago to K-2 Primary

Posted article The After-School Shakespeare Club

11 months 1 week ago to 3-5 Upper Elementary

Posted article Lunchtime Is Club Time

12 months 4 days ago to K-2 Primary

Posted blog The Power of the Postcard

1 year 2 weeks ago to Literacy

Posted blog Young Storytellers: The Tale Begins

1 year 6 months ago to Literacy

Posted blog The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

2 years 5 months ago to Literacy

Posted blog The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

2 years 11 months ago to Literacy

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