Elisa Davy Pearmain

Elisa Davy Pearmain has been a professional storyteller for over 25 years. She received her Masters in Education from Lesley University in Creative Arts in Education. She has been a storyteller-in-residence for the Boston Public Schools and has taught teachers to integrate storytelling across the curriculum through the Lesley University Masters Program for 14 years. Elisa earned a second Masters, in Counseling Psychology, in 1998 and works part-time as a licensed mental health counselor. The author of two award-winning books, Doorways to the Soul: 52 Wisdom Tales from Around the World (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1998) and Once Upon a Time: storytelling to Teach Character and Prevent Bullying (Greensboro, NC: Character Development Group, 2006), Elisa is a lifelong member of the First Parish Church in Lincoln, MA.

From Elisa Davy Pearmain

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The Moral Tales program attempts to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values.

Curriculum | By Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, Elisa Davy Pearmain | October 15, 2013 | For Children, Grades 2-3 | From Moral Tales

Scott was nervous on his first day of junior high school. Junior high started with the fifth grade in his town. He was going to be among the youngest kids in school, and everything was new to him....

Story | By Elisa Davy Pearmain | August 21, 2012 | For Children, Grades 4-5 | From Sing to the Power

I want to tell you the story of Adin Ballou. He was born over two hundred years ago. He grew up to be a peacemaker and a Universalist minister, but he didn't start out wanting to be either. When Adin was seven years old, he went with his family to watch a company of militia out for a parade. They...

Story | By Elisa Davy Pearmain | October 27, 2011 | For Children, Grades 2-3 | From Faithful Journeys
Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Christianity, Community, Conflict, Forgiveness, History, Hospitality, Inclusion, Nonviolence, Peace, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Universalism, Vision

A contemporary story by Elisa Davy Pearmain, based on the Jewish tradition of the Passover Seder. Before telling the story, set out a goblet for Elijah and invite a child to go and open the meeting room's door. These actions are customary during a Passover Seder. Once upon a time a there lived a...

Story | By Elisa Davy Pearmain | October 27, 2011 | For Children, Grades K-1 | From Wonderful Welcome
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Community, Food Justice, Generosity, Grace, Inclusion, Judaism, Kindness, Relationships, Spiritual Practice

Doorways to the Soul, Elisa Davy Pearmain, p. vii. "Hide and Seek," Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press. Copyright (C) 1998. Used by Permission for this one time use. No reprints or use permitted. All Rights Reserved. Once upon a time when the earth was new, the Creator decided that she wanted to play a...

Story | By Elisa Davy Pearmain | October 26, 2011 | For Children, Grade 6, Middle School | From Amazing Grace
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity)

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