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Copy of The Laughing Classroom

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Katelin Cange

on 6 March 2013

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The Laughing Classroom Reasons for using humor Benefits of using humor Humor in the Classroom
Defined Gain Rapport with students
Reduce tension
Relieve embarrassment
Alleviate boredom
Promote learning
Promote creativity
Increases communication
Reduces conflict Stimulate interest
Class attendance
Students enjoy class
Learn more
More participation
Content Retention
Learning speed
Better comprehend
Focus more
Motivation to do better
Teachers become approachable 1. Humor is an instructional tool
2. Laughter can go a long way in a classroom
3. Does not mean you have to be a comedian
4. Requirements needed to become a laughing teacher
Teaching certificate
A love for children
Organizational skills
A positive outlook By: Katelin Cange
EDU 548 How to Use Humor Focus on the positive
Practice verbal and nonverbal playfulness
Use humor in a way that is comfortable for you
Keep a "humor" journal
Target yourself, not your students (Negative and Credibility)
Use humor to defuse tension
Tie humor to the content
Respect your students Inappropriate Humor Sarcasm
Irrelevant humor
Making fun of students
Humor based on stereotypes
Sexual humor
Swearing to be funny
Joking about serious issues
Fail humor Types of Humor Joy Master=+++Inspiring, high-level Play, and innocent but not naive
Fun Meister=+Clowning, Entertaining, -Hurtful, Degrading
Joke Maker=+Wordplay, teaching stories,-insulting, and stereotyping
Life Mocker=---Cynical, sarcastic, cold-hearted, and dehumanizing Techniques/ Lesson Ideas Warm-ups -Three Faces, Wacky Wordies, and Commonalities
Laughing Lessons-Singing Lessons, Playful Review, and Creative Debate,
Play Breaks- Classroom Storyteller (personal stories or embarrassing episodes), Tongue Twisters, and Brain Benders (9 P. in the S.S.) Other Laughing Ideas Exceptional Excuses- Have them fill out exceptional excuse sheet
Say it, Replay it!- Example= Stop talking and get to work or Hmmm... If it were quiet in this room right now,
I wonder how it would sound!
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Kasper B. (2013). Best teaching practices: Humor in the classroom. Retrieved from http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/centers/cte/humorintheclassroom.php

Loomans D., & Kolberg, K. (1993). The laughing classroom. Tiburon, CA: H J Kramer INC.Wanzer, M. (n.d.).

Use of humor in the classroom. In (pp. 116-124). Retrieved fromhttps://www.uab.edu/Communicationstudies/richmond_files/Richmond Humor in Classroom.pdf Sources
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