November 27 is National Day of Listening. This is a great time of the year to think about family stories. StoryCorps is a nonprofit that can provide tips for home sessions of story collecting. Visit storycorps.org/national-day-of-listening.
Also take a look at this link. It is story telling and learning (critical thinking, problem solving). It uses the voice of the student and can really be appealing for middle school, high school students.