Using Humour as a Tool to Engage and Motivate All Learners
Author: Dave Keeling
Publisher: Independent Thinking Press
THE LITTLE BOOK OF LAUGHTER - demonstrates why having a laugh should be in your job description and shows you the benefits that humour can bring to the learning environment. Benefits such as creating openness, bravery, teamwork, imagination and creativity and, most of all, improving relationships between students and teachers. Includes: ) A brief history of laughter ) Techniques linked to encouraging and improving learning ) Exercises to encourage laughter ) and The Rules of Funny ) as well as a whole load of comical comments, quotes and, of course, gags. "Dave Keeling takes the old saying 'Make 'em laugh, make 'em think' and transforms it into a clear, informative and enjoyable guide that shows teachers of all age ranges how to use humour in education. The Little Book of Laughter combines analysis of different forms of comedy with a handy DIY guide, as well as providing a series of 'seriously funny' jokes that will make both teachers and pupils laugh aloud." Professor Marion Wynne-Davies, School of English and Languages, University of Surrey "As the pressure on and accountability of schools and teachers continues to increase, this book represents a much needed reality check on what schools, childhood and growing up are all about." Dean Goddard, Deputy Head Teacher, St Martin's School, Brentwood, Essex 6' 2" and ginger, Dave Keeling is an author and professional actor and has been a 'stand-up' (or kinaesthetic and passionate) educationalist for over 10 years, working with teachers, pupils and parents the length and breadth of the country.