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Humor in the classroom

  1. 1. Humor in the classroom:<br />From ha! Ha! To aha!<br />
  2. 2. Humor is…<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Sense of Humor<br />
  9. 9. …use of humor…<br />
  10. 10. Humor in the classroom offers benefits….<br />
  11. 11. Psychological Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Improves mental and physical health</li></li></ul><li>Psychological Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Alleviates pain, tension, fear, anxiety, and depression
  12. 12. Improves mental and physical health</li></li></ul><li>Psychological Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Helps cope with stress
  13. 13. Alleviates pain, tension, fear, anxiety, and depression
  14. 14. Improves mental and physical health</li></li></ul><li>Psychological Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Reverses negatively conditioned feelings
  15. 15. Helps cope with stress
  16. 16. Alleviates pain, tension, fear, anxiety, and depression
  17. 17. Improves mental and physical health</li></li></ul><li>Psychological Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Enhances students’ well-being
  18. 18. Reverses negatively conditioned feelings
  19. 19. Helps cope with stress
  20. 20. Alleviates pain, tension, fear, anxiety, and depression
  21. 21. Improves mental and physical health</li></li></ul><li>Psychological Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Elevates self-image and self-esteem
  22. 22. Enhances students’ well-being
  23. 23. Reverses negatively conditioned feelings
  24. 24. Helps cope with stress
  25. 25. Alleviates pain, tension, fear, anxiety, and depression
  26. 26. Improves mental and physical health</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Encourages a sense of trust
  27. 27. Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Establishes professional relationships with students
  28. 28. Encourages a sense of trust
  29. 29. Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Breaks the ice
  30. 30. Establishes professional relationships with students
  31. 31. Encourages a sense of trust
  32. 32. Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Reduces fear and tension
  33. 33. Breaks the ice
  34. 34. Establishes professional relationships with students
  35. 35. Encourages a sense of trust
  36. 36. Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Reveals the humanness of instructors
  37. 37. Reduces fear and tension
  38. 38. Breaks the ice
  39. 39. Establishes professional relationships with students
  40. 40. Encourages a sense of trust
  41. 41. Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Breeches the gap between instructors and students
  42. 42. Reveals the humanness of instructors
  43. 43. Reduces fear and tension
  44. 44. Breaks the ice
  45. 45. Establishes professional relationships with students
  46. 46. Encourages a sense of trust
  47. 47. Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Social Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Creates a relaxed atmosphere for learning and a positive learning climate
  48. 48. Breeches the gap between instructors and students
  49. 49. Reveals the humanness of instructors
  50. 50. Reduces fear and tension
  51. 51. Breaks the ice
  52. 52. Establishes professional relationships with students
  53. 53. Encourages a sense of trust
  54. 54. Improves student morale</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  55. 55. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Increases student attention and motivation
  56. 56. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  57. 57. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Elevates confidence
  58. 58. Increases student attention and motivation
  59. 59. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  60. 60. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Elevates confidence
  61. 61. Increases student attention and motivation
  62. 62. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  63. 63. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Elevates confidence
  64. 64. Increases student attention and motivation
  65. 65. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  66. 66. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Elevates confidence
  67. 67. Increases student attention and motivation
  68. 68. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  69. 69. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Inspires creativity
  70. 70. Elevates confidence
  71. 71. Increases student attention and motivation
  72. 72. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  73. 73. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Facilitates comprehension of course materials
  74. 74. Inspires creativity
  75. 75. Elevates confidence
  76. 76. Increases student attention and motivation
  77. 77. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  78. 78. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Assists in problem-solving
  79. 79. Facilitates comprehension of course materials
  80. 80. Inspires creativity
  81. 81. Elevates confidence
  82. 82. Increases student attention and motivation
  83. 83. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  84. 84. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>Educational Benefits…<br /><ul><li>Encourages risk taking
  85. 85. Assists in problem-solving
  86. 86. Facilitates comprehension of course materials
  87. 87. Inspires creativity
  88. 88. Elevates confidence
  89. 89. Increases student attention and motivation
  90. 90. Enhances boring or dreaded subjects
  91. 91. Captures student interest</li></li></ul><li>
  92. 92.
  93. 93. Some humor can be…<br />..offensive and unfitting…<br />
  94. 94. Drawbacks on learning…<br />
  95. 95. Drawbacks on learning…<br />Degrading remarks<br />
  96. 96. Drawbacks on learning…<br />Degrading remarks<br />Offensive humor<br />
  97. 97. Drawbacks on learning…<br />Degrading remarks<br />Offensive humor<br />Excessive humor<br />
  98. 98. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender – Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  99. 99. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  100. 100. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  101. 101. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  102. 102. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  103. 103. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  104. 104. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  105. 105. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  106. 106. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  107. 107. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  108. 108. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  109. 109. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  110. 110. Degrading remarks…<br />Gender– Ethnicity – Nationality – Religion – Creed – Political Affiliation – Sexual Orientation – Student Stereotypes – College Life Stereotypes – Intelligence – Physical Appearance – Embarrassing Stories – Poking Fun at Mistakes and Ignorant Behaviors<br />
  111. 111. Offensive humor…<br />Sexual – Morbid – Vulgar – Sarcasm – Metaphor – Cynical Thinking<br />
  112. 112. Offensive humor…<br />Sexual– Morbid – Vulgar – Sarcasm – Metaphor – Cynical Thinking<br />
  113. 113. Offensive humor…<br />Sexual– Morbid– Vulgar – Sarcasm – Metaphor – Cynical Thinking<br />
  114. 114. Offensive humor…<br />Sexual– Morbid– Vulgar – Sarcasm – Metaphor – Cynical Thinking<br />
  115. 115. Offensive humor…<br />Sexual– Morbid– Vulgar – Sarcasm – Metaphor – Cynical Thinking<br />
  116. 116. Offensive humor…<br />Sexual– Morbid– Vulgar – Sarcasm – Metaphor – Cynical Thinking<br />
  117. 117. Excessive humor…<br />
  118. 118. or<br />
  119. 119.
  120. 120.
  121. 121. How to…<br />
  122. 122. Step 1:<br />Smile and be lighthearted<br />
  123. 123. Step 2:<br />Be spontaneous/natural<br />
  124. 124. Step 3:<br />Foster an informal climate<br />
  125. 125. Step 4:<br />Begin class with a…<br />
  126. 126. Step 5:<br />Use stories and experiences…<br />
  127. 127. Step 6:<br />Relate things to life…<br />
  128. 128. Step 7:<br />Plan lectures in short segments…<br />
  129. 129. Step 8:<br />Encourage a give-and-take climate<br />
  130. 130. Step 9:<br />Ask students to supply stories…<br />
  131. 131. Step 10:<br />Tell a joke or two…<br />
  132. 132.
  133. 133. or<br />
  134. 134. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  135. 135. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  136. 136. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  137. 137. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  138. 138. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  139. 139. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  140. 140. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  141. 141. Appropriate Humor…<br />Humor related to course material<br />Funny props to illustrate a concept<br />Jokes related to course content<br />Humorous story related to course content<br />Acts out course material<br />Student role-play<br />Creative and funny language<br />Jokes or stories<br />
  142. 142. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
  143. 143. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
  144. 144. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
  145. 145. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
  146. 146. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
  147. 147. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
  148. 148. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
  149. 149. Inappropriate Humor…<br />Vulgar language or nonverbal behaviors<br />Referencing drinking or getting drunk<br />Talking about drugs or illegal activities<br />Picking on students about their intelligence<br />Comments about students’ life or interests<br />Singling out students for how they look<br />Teases student about gender, religion, etc.<br />Uses jokes to target homosexuality<br />
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