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If They're Laughing...

by Elaine Lundberg and Cheryl Miller Thurston

Teachers of any subject will enjoy this practical and humorous book. It includes 29 tips for tapping into the power of humor, as well as many examples of material that encourage laughter and learning.

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Teachers of any subject, age 5 to adult, will enjoy this practical and humorous book. It includes 29 tips for tapping into the power of humor, as well as many examples of materials that encourage laughter and learning.

    The authors use down to earth, creative approaches that offer dozons of tips like these:
  • Turn weakness around through irreverence
  • Tease and be willing to be teased back
  • Encourage creativity by assigning an outrageous task
  • Teacher burn out test
  • Be someone else
  • Have fun with your tests
  • Stress diet fot teachers

    Introduction
  • Why should humor and laughter be a part of every classroom?
  • Disadvantages of using humor in the classroom
  • Guidelines for using humor in the classroom
    29 practical way to use humor in the classroom
  • Create an environment that welcomes humor
  • Keep your own "humor therapy" log
    Tail of a dead rabit (with 100 spelling errors)
    Teacher stress test
  • Begin class each day with something humorous
  • Use activities, activities, activities
    Did you really fall into a vat of anchovies?
  • Give silly awards
    Super teacher
  • Turn weakness around through irreverence
  • Admit your mistakes and laugh at them
  • Create an atmosphere where students know that humor is welcome
    Fluffy white kitty
  • Tease--and be willing to be teased back
  • When eyes start glazing over, do something different
  • When appropriate, encourage class "comedians"
  • Beat a subject to death, to the point of absurdity
  • Ask students to compare unrelated items
  • Be someone else
  • Lighten up
  • Don't be afraid to look foolish once in a while
  • Play a game
  • Encourage creativity by assigning an outrageous task
  • Use humor as an area for classroom exploration
  • Use exaggeration for humor--and effect
  • Have students rewrite materials in a new form
    Say it in slang
  • Draw pictures-and have your students draw pictures
  • Let the students do the teaching
  • Have some fun with your tests
    Teacher burn--out test
  • Take a risk
  • Mix things up
    Medical terminology for teachers
  • Share what you think is funny, even if you're the only one who thinks so
    Stress diet for teachers
  • Demonstrate what not to do
    Following instructions: a test
    With slang; without slang

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