Humor In The Classroom: amygdala > hippocampus

I was blessed with a demeanor that helped me quickly create fairly strong bonds with my high school seniors.  Despite my dry sense of humor, students could always tell that I cared about them whether I intended on communicating that fact or not.

One sure fired way to build relationships was to use humor as a teaching strategy.  Later in my teaching career, I would try to use humor in the classroom to some degree (as this post on humor attests to).  Our year would usually start off with self demeaning humor to let them know that I wasn’t too full of myself.

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