Published on March 21, 2014
LOL Teacher! Engaging Students with Humor
Our students come to us with all types of stress!
Work stress! Traﬃc! Arguments!
I’m hungry! I’m 7red! I don’t understand! I’m having a bad day!
April Fools’ Day is near!
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” ~ Dr. Seuss Strangeness by Temari 09, Flickr
Encourage play & humor!
Supports relationship building Improves health Prepares the mind for learning Benefits? Enhances the classroom atmosphere
Helps teachers avoid burn-out!
• Relax students during tes7ng • Ease them into a diﬃcult subject Critical times?
Plan it in the presentation!
Introduce a Difﬁcult Topic
Image Memes Memegenerator.net
Your turn! Recreate one. Memegenerator.net Keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
Have fun with the delivery!
Reconsider your teaching materials!
Create Motivational Posters
Classtools.net/SMS Text Chats
Joke Mingle • Students memorize a joke • Have students in pairs facing each other. • Give them 30 seconds to a minute to tell their jokes. • Blow the whistle. They must tell their jokes to different students. • Optional: a checklist- Was it funny? Did you get it?
Freakngenius.com/yak/8024 Animated Dialogues with YakIt Kids IOS App
Chatterpix Kids IOS App
Talking Ben & Tom News IOS/Android
Have them create comics! Comics Head Lite IOS/ Android App
MakebeliefsComics.com & IOS App
BitStrips FB, IOS, Android App
PhotoFunia IOS/Android App Photofunia.com
Bit.ly/eltlinks Pear.ly/bPEBH ShellyTerrell.com
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Tips and Resources. Check out my infographic on Integrating Humor in the Classroom. Here is my webinar recording of Using Jokes for Learning and resources.
Learn to engage students with humor to relieve stress, improve health, and prepare the mind for learning.
LOL Teacher! Engaging Students with Humor ; Our students come to us with all types of stress! Work stress! Traﬃc! Arguments! I’m ...
Engaging Students with Humor, #AmTESOL Webinar. March 28, 2016 April 18, 2016 tesol. Learn to laugh with your students. Explore tips and resources for ...
Learn to engage students with humor to relieve stress, improve health, support relationship building, and prepare the mind for learning.
Read the entire article online at Engaging Students with Humor. Sources. Powers, T. (2005, December). Engaging Students with Humor. The Observer, 18(12).
HUMOR IN THE CLASSROOM . Scott McGrath . This paper was completed and submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master Teacher Program, a 2-year faculty
Observer. Print Issue; Archive; Observations; Global ... and students shared their perspectives on Spence’s wide-ranging contributions to psychological ...