Humor in Teaching

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”  -Charlie Chaplin-


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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55 Responses to Humor in Teaching

  1. Ritu says:

    Ooer… We can do this!!!

  2. Opher says:

    Every day is cause for laughter, merriment and appreciation of the wonders around us.
    A teacher opens children’s eyes to those wonders. To communicate it you have to feel it.

  3. LOL. Good one, Jeanne.

  4. When I first saw this, I thought it was referring to teachers’ having developed strong immune systems from being exposed to sick children!

  5. quiall says:

    A chuckle a day helps keep the blues away.

  6. Lol! The Full Moon is a Supermoon too. I hope for a clear sky!

    Yes, to humor!

  7. Dan Antion says:

    Ha ha – that;s priceless, Jennie.

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    Life provides us with so many opportunities to laugh if we just pay attention.

  9. Oh Dear. The perfect storm!😱 May the Force Be With You!🤗

  10. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, this is wonderful!

  11. Gosh, are the clocks changing again already, Jennie. I am a bit tired of the Coronavirus panic and refuse to be swept up in it until the facts support the panic.

  12. Norah says:

    There is nothing to do but enjoy it, Jennie. Laughter is the best medicine and the best way to a child’s heart. You may as well go along with it. What a week!

  13. beetleypete says:

    My favourite teachers were the ones with a good sense of humour.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  14. LoL, you got it, Jennie! All the best, and dont worry. The earth is big enough for the virus and us. 😉 Michael

  15. LOL!! Teachers work in a Petrie Dish for many months each year!

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  17. I’m not a superstitious person but teaching on Friday the 13th with a full moon is *almost* enough to make me change my beliefs.:)

  18. You just cracked me up here! 🙂 Mission accomplished. The moon is STUNNING!!!! I took pictures of it tonight. Friday the 13th is a lucky day. I had my last child on that day. A perfect little girl who grew up to be a perfectly wonderful woman. We celebrate every Friday the 13th. Now the time change always takes me weeks to adjust to so I’m not a fan but will cope. Corona virus is like the rest of them. Afraid of me. I eat lots of garlic and the virus obviously doesn’t care for the odor. It takes a bit of common sense and avoiding crowded groups for a bit. No hysteria necessary. Kids a germ factories so be careful of the common cold though. 😉

    • Jennie says:

      I’m glad this made you laugh, too. Yesterday I survived the full moon and the time change. The moon was beautiful! Actually, it was a good day. We started working on our paintings for the annual art show, and children wrote a poem based on the words they came up with after our “tree walk” last week. It is amazing, and I”ll post it tomorrow. I will have to start looking upon Friday the 13th as good luck. I love that! Does March 13th only land on a Friday every seven years? Enjoy the special day with your daughter! And, there’s common sense and no hysteria here about the Corona virus. Lots of hand washing! Best to you, Marlene. 🙂

  19. aayush says:

    Its another world pleasure when teachers, instead of teaching, get involved in narrating their personal life stories. Or when they take us to the playground instead of teaching. However, a teacher’s part is very important. I feel like teachers are not paid worth their skills and efforts. And during the current situation of COVID-19 , their time is not going well. I think now all the teachers should come online to teach. Reach a larger audience and spread knowledge and love. By the way AcademyPro is providing the teachers a flat 90% off for their commercial plan where teachers can sell their courses as videos or pdf or however they want. Everyone should take a look toward this offer.

    We miss our high school teachers and our school days a lot. But this was a gift from a nerd student. 🙂

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