License to Laugh: Humor in the Classroom

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563083648
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 8/15/1996
  • 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
1 Introducing the Five Elements Related to Humor 1
2 Humor Identification 9
3 Humor Appreciation, or "I Can Appreciate the Humor, But I Don't Enjoy It" 25
4 Mirth Response, or "A Serious Look at Laughter" 33
5 Humor Comprehension, or "Oh, Now I Get It! Now That's Funny!" 40
6 Humor Production, or "Yes, You Can Learn to Be Funny!" 52
7 Infusing Humor into Academic Subject Area Matter: How To's 70
8 Action Plans: Classroom-Tested Ideas 78
9 Caveats When Using Humor in the Classroom 85
10 Benefits of Using Humor in the Classroom 96
11 How to Develop Your Sense of Humor, or "You Say You Don't Think You're Very Funny" 109
App Humor Action Plan 117
References 119
Index 123
About the Author 127
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