Engaging Students with Humor

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Published on March 21, 2014

Author: ShellTerrell

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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!

Photoprompts.tumblr.com

Learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/ make-your-monster

Learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/ make-your-monster

Zimmertwins.com

Goanimate.com

Create Motivational Posters

Bighugelabs.com/motivator.php

Classtools.net/SMS Text Chats

Genkienglish.net/howRU.htm

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?

Fun Apps

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

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