The Deep Well Of Time

Written by Maren Schmidt on December 11, 2016

I want to tell you about an important book. 

Michael Dorer’s, The Deep Well Of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom.

Human beings learn best through stories. 

As Montessori teachers we are asked to be storytellers of the truth. 

Where do we start?

In The Deep Well Of Time, Michael explains the essential steps to telling a memorable story.

Michael tells you about intonation, timing, movement, props and more.

He shows you how to create your own stories.

And he shares over forty-five stories of his own that weave easily into the Montessori elementary curriculum.

Stories like...

  • The Piece of Paper that Sees and Speaks for the Great Lessons.
  • For language study, The Rebellious Pronoun.
  • The Dinosaur On Your Windowsill for history.

And what does the story of the very thirsty man have to do with math?

This book is a valuable resource to help you become an engaging storyteller, to help you spark the imagination of children.

How I wish I had The Deep Well of Time when I was in the classroom.


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The Deep Well of Time:

The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom 

 by Michael J. Dorer 

From Parent Child Press: A division of Montessori Services 

$24.95 plus shipping

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