The Power of Stories in Mission and Education


The Power of Stories in Mission and Education

by Alyssa Hansen | LDS Homeschool Conference 2012

Stories have been told since the foundation of the earth – to pass down histories, to instill virtues, and to provide entertainment – and because of their ubiquitous presence in our culture and society the power of stories in education, forming character and personality, and in developing a greater sense of one’s mission is often overlooked.  Discover the influence stories have on who you are, what you will become, and how to direct and harness that power.

Alyssa lovesteaching, acting, and Performing.  She has a passion for life and the gospel that show through in her speaking; this,  in addition to a keen intellect and love of learning, make her an engaging, dynamic, and very insightful Presenter.  she has been a Teacher’s Assistant for acting classes, written and directed a play for 8-12 year-olds, helped mentor a youth-led 3-day acting class/play-production, and taught in several other capacities including a Leadership class, an art class, and a Key of Liberty class.  She’s played a major role in several plays, competed successfully in many Speech and Debate competitions, presented, and been asked to present in various forums, and placed first in various storytelling competitions.




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