laughter-TEACHDid you know the study of laughter is called GELOTOLOGY?


  • Laughter can soothe a teacher’s and a student’s tension; it can also make it easier to cope with difficult situations.
  • Laughter helps you connect with other people.
  • Laughter is contagious.
  • Laughter can help reduce your anxiety and make you feel happier.
  • It can improve your mood and outlook on life.
  • It benefits your creativity, confidence and self-esteem.
  • It provides an opportunity for FUN as students learn to cope with the complexities of their world.

Being a teacher can be one of life’s most CHALLENGING yet joyful and rewarding experiences!

Laugh together and give compliments often! Engage in jokes and humorous activities with your students.

Make it a habit to share a laugh with your student before school, during school and after school. And have them share a funny story or jokes with you.

Helpful Tips for Teachers to Include HUMOR in the CLASSROOM. Humor changes developmentally.  

  • During the Preschool years, play and humor are often linked. For example just being bounced up and down or shouting BOO often conjures up shouts of joy and laughter from a child.
  • Primary school age children enjoy riddles, jokes and rhymes.
  • Middle school children learn the meaning of more words; their riddles, jokes and humor become more sophisticated.
  • With each advancing stage children become more aware, more knowledgeable. They play with language, tell jokes and indulge in horseplay.


What do you call an injured TYRANNOSAURUS REX??   —    A DINO – SORE!!

Why did the boy eat the lamp??   —   His mother told him to have a LIGHT snack!!

What did the cat say when she spilled her milk??   —   Nobody is PURR – FECT!!

What did the sun say when it was introduced to the earth??   —  It is nice to HEAT you!!

Why do birds go to the library??   —   To look for BOOK WORMS!!

What did one flea say to the other flea, as they were getting ready to go to a movie??   —   Shall we walk, or take a DOG!!

What do you say to a BUNNY on the day he was born??   —   HOPPY Birthday!!

KEEP SMILING 🙂 and Live Happily Ever Laughter!           laughter 3
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