The Storyteller's Playbook - for teachers and educators by Chris Holland

The Storyteller's Playbook - for teachers and educators

with CBBC special guest Chris Holland

Would you like to..

  • have the confidence to tell stories out loud
  • that help people think and step closer to nature
  • to large groups of people
  • in YOUR storyteller's voice
  • with professional tips and tricks
  • ways to remember stories
  • bundles of ideas to jump into wholistic education off the back of the stories
  • and mentoring help if you needed it?
If yes to any of these questions... try the Storyteller's playbook today, at no risk - you can ask for a refund if you are not entirely satisfied, no questions asked!

With CBeebies special guest and internationally known outdoor educator Chris Holland.

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"This course is inspirational"

Sara Collins, Forest School Leader, Parent
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For working with children or adult learners...

This is what you get:
  • 10 minute story video of Chris telling an ancient Chinese fable
  • a hand drawn storyboard to help you remember the story at a glance
  • 30+ fun filled activities for learning, linked to the story in the video
  • 10 questions you must ask yourself to unleash your storytellers voice
  • telling tips and tricks explained
  • example MID TERM PLANS FOR TEACHERS! Save time planning with specially developed resources developed by Rachel Higginson, Creative Educational Consultant.
  • mp3 download and more!
The Storyteller's Playbook is a complete mini version of the Storytelling for Outdoor Learning Year course.... try the Playbook now!
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"What a bundle of gems"

Enroll to access the video and goodies... and then sit back and I will tell you a story of The Stone Cutter: An ancient tale from Asia I filmed on Dartmoor. 
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What do you gain from the course?

  • Increased confidence and new skills to captivate audiences
  • A new story to tell
  • A printable storyboard
  • Oracy and Public speaking skills
  • If you are a teacher - mid term plans for a creative, wholistic curriculum done for you!
  • Loads of ideas for linking the stories to your curriculum
  • Inspiration & activities for taking learning outside
  • Top tips to improve your storytelling
  • Mentoring to unleash your storytellers voice
  •  Join a community of budding storytellers through the Facebook groups
  • ...all the secondary benefits to health and happiness of taking  personal development and learning outside and connecting with nature!!

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Learn Visually

Pssst... here's a sneaky preview of the hand drawn storyboard!

Praise for this course:


Do you know what? This is INSPIRATIONAL! I love the story, the background information, the ideas. It's a fabulous resource. It's also very supportive recognising that it's not always easy to tell a story. 
Sara Collins
Really Good!

I think it was a really good setup - with you telling the story first and then all sorts of different spin offs. Especially I liked the beautiful storyboard, the way you told about your childhood carving and the life in the soil and the learning... 
My Kjellburg
"Very enticing, captivating, well paced, length, clear well done. This story got me engaged, to feel I wanted to hear more, couldn't wait for the outcome. Simple story easy to follow. Use of using not only visualisation, feeling, emotion, smell of the horse- use of our senses to bring story to life!😊 ..and the words you used 'magic' the right word's can add that zest spark and flavour to the mood envoking realism 😊 
Your enthusiasm, use of creating the vision by using your hands. I could visualise your words- the clothes, hat... Your voice changed into the character. Learn't so much. Lovely 😊 xx Thank you"

"An inspiring adventure into storyland"

I found the taster easy to access and well laid out, bursting with ideas for further learning opportunities. I tend to lack a little confidence when telling stories. This is the boost I needed.
Jemma Robinson
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Who is Chris Holland?

HI... I've been an outdoor educator since 2000, forest school leader since 2004, I self published my first book I love my world in 2009 and it's now sold over 7000 copies! I think stories hold power & magic, and good stories are certainly worth sharing.

What's included?

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Welcome to The Storyteller's Playbook
The Story of the Stone Cutter
9 mins
One way to remember an oral story - the storyboard.
Stonecutter Storyboard
1.31 MB
History and Lineage
Tips and Tricks
Questions to unleash your Storyteller's voice!
The Stone Carver Audio only Download
9 mins
More resources and story videos here.
Activities to do off the back of the story
Example Mid Term Plans! ;-)
146 KB
Activity Guide - Making and carving PVA mudrock
Nature Based Activity & Curriculum Link Ideas
127 KB
Game: The Storyteller's Chair
nature connection stuff to do now, indoors or out
What's next?
Can I tempt you with one more story for £10 - that's 75% off
Helping each other out.
12 more stories, professional tips and storytelling tricks - and hundreds of ideas for outdoor learning!
Chris Holland has some other online resources in here...
Training for Teachers and Educators
CPD, INSET, Nature-Centric Leadership and more.
Find out ore about Natural Musicians
Stepping into a closer relationship with nature
Helping businesses step closer to nature
Get your certificate here!
Storyteller's Playbook Completion Certificate

HI! Chris Holland here... thanks for dropping by my shop!

Here you will find inspiring, exciting and useful resources for nature connection & outdoor learning.

I am a passionate and playful outdoor educator, storyteller, publisher and musician with over 20 years experience on a mission to help us all step into a closer relationship with nature. 

It is my hope these resources inspire confidence & connection in leaders and educators, for a regenerative future.

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