License to Laugh: Humor in the Classroom

License to Laugh: Humor in the Classroom

by Richard A. Shade
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563083647

ISBN-13: 9781563083648

Pub. Date: 08/15/1996

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Laughter stimulates creativity, reduces stress, and motivates students to perform. These are only some of the benefits that make humor a great tool for the classroom. With practical strategies, simple methods, examples, and classroom-tested activities, this book shows you how to use appropriate humor with students to make learning easier and more fun. Chapters

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Overview

Laughter stimulates creativity, reduces stress, and motivates students to perform. These are only some of the benefits that make humor a great tool for the classroom. With practical strategies, simple methods, examples, and classroom-tested activities, this book shows you how to use appropriate humor with students to make learning easier and more fun. Chapters cover how to introduce humor into your teaching repertoire, the benefits and caveats, and how to develop your own unique comic style. With laughter, you will become a more effective educator and make teaching and learning more fun! All Levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563083648
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
1.20(w) x 1.50(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Introducing the Five Elements Related to Humor1
2Humor Identification9
3Humor Appreciation, or "I Can Appreciate the Humor, But I Don't Enjoy It"25
4Mirth Response, or "A Serious Look at Laughter"33
5Humor Comprehension, or "Oh, Now I Get It! Now That's Funny!"40
6Humor Production, or "Yes, You Can Learn to Be Funny!"52
7Infusing Humor into Academic Subject Area Matter: How To's70
8Action Plans: Classroom-Tested Ideas78
9Caveats When Using Humor in the Classroom85
10Benefits of Using Humor in the Classroom96
11How to Develop Your Sense of Humor, or "You Say You Don't Think You're Very Funny"109
AppHumor Action Plan117
References119
Index123
About the Author127

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