Engaging Students with Humor

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  • LOL Teacher! Engaging Students with Humor
  • Our students come to us with all types of stress!
  • Work stress! Trac! Arguments!
  • Im hungry! Im 7red! I dont understand! Im 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 dicult subject Critical times?
  • Plan it in the presentation!
  • Introduce a Difcult 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