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Tyler
Lv 5
Tyler asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 9 years ago

Why is having a sense of humor important when it comes to teaching?

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  • 9 years ago
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    It makes a relaxed environment, and the students will be more comfortable.

    In my experience, having a funny teacher meant a fun, laidback class and I was willing to learn and do the work.

    When a teacher had no humour, I wouldn't pay an ounce of attention and just counted down until it was over.

    Source(s): Personal Experience!
  • 9 years ago

    A fun and relaxed atmosphere is more conducive to learning. Facts associated with silly or humorous things are also better remembered.

  • jerryb
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The opposite of "grin and bear it", it keeps you on the up side of things.

  • 9 years ago

    Keeps people interested, you seem less threatening and more relatable.

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