Tag: Humor In the Classroom

Humor? Yes, Please!

Embracing humor in the classroom invites creativity, reduces stress, and enhances retention Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge In my first year of teaching, I taught kindergarten. There are moments from that year that parallel later moments teaching middle school because in both, students are figuring out the spoken and

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Three Ideas for Infusing Joy in the Classroom

Students—and teachers—are more creative and open to learning when our classrooms are joyful As societal pressures intensify and expectations push educators to improve achievement rates, create emotionally healthy environments, and make safety a priority, there is an increasing need to infuse joy into the classroom. Reflecting on these concerns throughout my 29 years in education,

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