Engaging Students with Humor

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Post on 10-Aug-2014




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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
  • http://pear.ly/bPEBH
  • Bit.ly/eltlinks Pear.ly/bPEBH ShellyTerrell.com