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The model provided by Kelin is a wonderful reminder that schooling a young mind is about more than simply memorization, the reading of passages divorced from context, and testing.


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DramaVIBES: Foundations for Creative Learning
CreateSpace, 2017

The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collected Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field
Intellect, 2014


In Their Own Words: Drama with Young English Language Learners
New Plays, Inc., 2009

To Feel as Our Ancestors Did: Collecting and Performing Oral Histories
Heinemann, 2005

Theatre, Performance and Change
Palgrave, 2018

Marshall Islands Legends and Stories
Honolulu: Bess Press, 2003

The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth: Which ‘A’ will be? Acculturation, Assimilation and Americanization

Storytelling and QAR Strategies: ‘Reef Eyes’ by Daniel A. Kelin, II

Libraries Unlimited, 2010

Interactive and Improvisational Drama: ‘Playbuilding with Pacific Island Students’ by Daniel A. Kelin, II

IUniverse, 2007.

Performing Democracy: ‘Jodrikdrik nan Jodrikdrik ilo Ejmour’ by Daniel A. Kelin, II

University of Michigan Press, 2001.

Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife: ‘Marshall Islands Folklore’ by Daniel A. Kelin, II

Greenwood Publishing, 2005


Available online

Online list at ERIC
Series of Teaching Artist Blogs

Growing Up Devising, HOWLround
On the Offensive, HOWLround
Dramatic Differences: The Power of Playbuilding for Young English Language Learners.” Tapestry Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 2012
Playing Power: A Dramatic Exploration of Dictatorship,” Pacific Educator, Fall 2012
“Integrating Drama into the ESLL Classroom,” MultiCultural Review, Fall, 2006, vol. 15, no. 3, p. 29-35
Telling Stories: Drama Strategies for ESL Students
“Vitalizing Culture in Youth,” Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Studies, June, 2005, vol. 4, no. 1, p. 52-57
“Storytelling Activities,” By Word of Mouth, Honolulu: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, 2002

India newspaper articles on my Fulbright work

“Students must Develop Critical Thinking”
“Creativity Vital for Education,” The Hindu

Special Treats

“Demon Girls of Ujae,”, 2003
“The Very Darkness Calls Story,” Storyboard 6, 1999, p. 63

Other Articles

‘Beating Heart of Art,’ Teaching Artist Journal Vol13, No 2, 2015, p.95-102
“The Journey Matters: Agency through Artistry,” Underiner, T. & Woodson, S. (eds.) Theatre, Performance and Theories of Change. Forthcoming from Palgrave
“Purposefully Poetic.” Arts Education Policy Review, 118(4), p. 202-207
“Which ‘A’ will Be?: Acculturation, Assimilation, Americanization,” Chappell, S. V. & Faltis, C. J. (Eds.). (2012). The arts and emergent bilingual youth: Building critical, creative programs in school and community contexts. New York: Taylor and Francis.
“All Dressed in White,” Hopscotch for Girls, Vol. 25 No. 1, 2013
“A Final Take on a Fulbright Experience,” Incite/Insight, 2011, vol. 2, no. 6, p. 14-18
“A Dramatic Approach to Appreciating Mythological History,” Man and Environment: Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quarternary Studies, 2011, vol. 36, no. 2
“My Fulbright Takes off,” Incite/Insight, 2010, vol. 2, no. 3, p. 17-19
“A Reflection of Myself,” Teaching Artist Journal, 2010, vol. 8, no. 4, p. 233-236
“Taking on a Fulbright,” Incite/Insight, 2009, vol. 1, no. 6, p. 13-15
“Subdivisions of the TA,” Teaching Artist Journal, 2009, vol. 7, no. 2, p. 112-114
“Wondering the World,” Teaching Artist Journal, 2008, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 97-106
“The Drama of Folklore: Stories as Teachers,” Indian Folklore Journal, 2007, vol. 4, no. 7, p. 64-76
“The Perspective From Within: Drama and Children’s Literature,” Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007, vol. 35, no. 3, p. 277-284
“Like it was Happening Now,” Micronesian Educator, 2007, vol. 12, p. 11-24
“Minding the Moment,” Teaching Artist Journal, 2007, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 104-112
“Wading into the Imagination,” Education&Theatre Journal, Issue 7, March 2007, p. 63-66
“Voyages of Discovery,” Social Studies and the Young Learner, September, 2005, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 7-10
“A Shift in Perspective,” Teaching Artist Journal, 2004, vol. 2, no. 4, p. 234-239
“To Feel the Fear of it,” Talking Points, Vol. 14 No. 1, October/November 2002
“Developing Creative Curriculum,” Stage of the Art, Summer, 2002
“Tiny Island Tellers,” and “Reef Eyes,” Highlights for Children, April (2002)
“Popcorn from the Sky,” Teaching Tolerance, Number 20 (Fall 2001)
“Home is a Tiny Island,” Hopscotch For Girls, Vol. 12, No. 1 (2000), p. 34
“Exploring Cultural Change,” Stage Of the Art, vol. 9, no. 4 (1997)
“Searching for Stories on Tiny Islands” and “Inedrel and the White Bird,” Forkroads, no. 6 (1996), p. 25
“Tales in Tiny Islands” and “Bwebwenato in Letao,” Storytelling Magazine, vol. 7, no. 6, p. 20
“Young Voices Speaking Loud: Young Playwrights,” Kamehameha Journal of Education, vol. 5, Fall 1994, p. 177
“Talking Heads Silenced,” The Drama/Theatre Teacher, vol. 6, no. 1, (1993) p. 31
“Marshall Islands Return,” Tya Today, Assitej-USA, vol. 7, no. 2, (1992-3) p. 36
“The Marshall Islands,” Tya Today, Assitej-USA, vol. 6, no. 2, (1991), p. 22
“Theatrefest: from Playwriting to Production,” The Drama/Theatre Teacher, vol. 3, no. 2, (1991) p. 26

Other Stories

Shadows of an Ancient Battle, Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction, Solarwyrm Press, 2014.
Lavan, the littlest Seaghost, Kidz Book Hub
“Dreams & Musical Feet,” Highlights for Children, September 2010, p. 32-33
“Uom and Tak,” Parabola, vol. 28, no. 4 (2003), p. 86
“Megapolinesians,” Tinfish, no. 13, (2003)
“Bejbejinna,” Tinfish, no. 10, (2001), p. 24
“The Big Canoe and the Teeny, Tiny Beach Bird,” Spider, Jan. (2000), p. 26
“Ellice Island Rimenanwi,” Marvels & Tales, vol. 13, no. 2 (1999), p. 234
“Eo, the Drawing of the Lines,” Parabola, vol. 24, no. 2 (1999), p. 28
“Ten Brothers that Begin with One,” Parabola, vol. 24, no. 3 (1999), p. 48
“La Kokelok,” Parabola, vol. 24, no. 4 (1999), p. 37
“The Very Darkness Calls Story,” Storyboard 6, (1999), p. 63
“Waterfall Eyes,” ELF: Eclectic Literary Forum, vol. 8, no. 2, (1998) p. 44
“Letao and the Chief,” Parabola, vol. 22, no. 4 (1998), p. 25
“The Reef Came to Be in Sorrow,” Parabola, vol. 21, no. 4 (1996), p. 39
“Toshiro Jokkon: Fastest Navigator in the Pacific,” Pacific Islander, vol. 1, no. 1 (1996), p. 15