In this month’s vlog post for Pavilion ELT, Damien Herlihy continues his professional development series for 2021. You can watch the introduction to the series here and look back to episode 2 on giving instructions in the English language classroom.

In this episode, Damien focuses on storytelling in the classroom. Storytelling is a great way to engage students in your lessons. Find out how to use picture books, tales, videos and teacher-generated stories more effectively in your classroom.

Also, please let us know how the series is making you reflect on your own teaching and/or what has worked well for you in the comments under the vlog or below our shares on the Pavilion ELT social media.



Ellis, G & Ibrahim N. (2015). Teaching Children How to Learn. Surrey: Delta

Heathfield, D. (2004–2021) ‘Storytelling articles’. English Teaching professional. Shoreham-by-Sea: Pavilion Publishing and Media.

Heathfield, D. (2014). Storytelling With Our Students. Surrey: Delta

Keddie, J. (2017). Videotelling: YouTube Stories for the Classroom. London: Lesson Stream Books