Synopses & Reviews
What distinguishes a boring classroom from a learning classroom? Laughter. This book helps move teachers from a "limiting" teaching style to a "laughing" style that inspires creativity and helps students learn faster and better. Illustrations.
What distinguishes a boring classroom from a learning classroom? Laughter. This book helps move teachers from a limiting” teaching style to a laughing” style that inspires creativity and helps students learn faster and better. Cowritten by a former educator and the founder of a comedy improvisation company, The Laughing Classroom helps teachers and parents make learning fun while instilling self-esteem, solid work habits, and the joy of learning in children. Suggested activities involve silly songs, special dress days, vocabulary-building, observation, communication, social skills, and self-expression. The book gives teachers 50 ways to say you did OK,” 15 play breaks, and humorous homework assignments to make the task fun. This edition includes a new introduction by the authors and a foreword by veteran comedian Steve Allen.
Every teacher has experienced it and every student dreads it: the boring classroom. What perks a classroom up and gets the attention of even the most jaded or obdurate student? The answer of this manual is laughter. There are 40 exercises and activities for making learning lively and fun.