ERIC Number: ED446085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Laughing Lessons: 149 2/3 Ways To Make Teaching and Learning Fun.
This book presents classroom-tested ideas to help teachers make teaching and learning more enjoyable, noting that humor can be a positive force in teaching, learning, and health. The book is designed to: help teachers see the importance of a pleasant, good-humored environment; convince teachers that laughter can be an essential element in learning; help teachers use the fun that already exists in the classroom; bring more joy into teaching; and show teachers ways to combine laughter with learning. There are 11 chapters in 3 parts. Part 1, "Creating a Humorous Classroom," includes (1) "Overcoming Your Fear of Looking Foolish"; (2) "To Open Their Eyes, Organize and Be Humor Wise"; and (3) "Laughter Rules!" Part 2, "Pick Your Shtick," includes (4) "Yakkity Yak!"; (5) Humor Helpers"; and (6) "On with the Show!" Part 3, "Laughing through the Curriculum," includes (7) "Reading and Writing and Laughing"; (8) "Not-So-Serious Science"; (9) "Math Mirth"; (10) "The Muse is Loose"; and (11) "Phizz Ed and Games for the Hall of Fame." The book also includes a selection of reproducible pages and a list of resources. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Humor, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Teaching Methods
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1724; Tel: 612-338-2068; E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.freespirit.com ($21.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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