The workshop conducted recently on the ‘Importance of humour in the classroom’ focused on this specific aspect of our classroom.
Charlie Chaplin said … ‘ A day without humour is a day wasted’. In this pandemic with the increased time that children are staying indoors and all the untoward happenings around them, we as teachers must keep students happy and interested.
The workshop conducted recently on the ‘Importance of humour in the classroom’ focused on this specific aspect of our classroom. We as teachers get so engrossed in completing our syllabus that we are not able to appreciate the mental frame that children are in these days. To help bring this change we must introduce humour in classroom.
Every teacher’s goal is to be effective in the classroom and help students learn. We as educators want our students to be eager and engaged. Humour has the power to fuel engagement. We as teachers need to realize the main reasons for incorporating humour in our teaching.
The same thing holds good for children. If you try to reminiscence your child’s childhood you will recollect how kids have always had maximum part of their learning through various comic books, etc. where humour has been a major part of the teaching- learning process. Try to do the same in classroom.
Numerous games can be played with children which are not only fun but learning is also happening simultaneously like Chinese Whisper, Skip a number, Adjectives for things, Complete a sentence, draw yourself as an animal etc.
So it is very essential as teachers for us to add humour into our classrooms it could be through messages, art, music, video, ‘being silly”, but we need to constantly mix it up and have variety. So let’s make our classroom happier places…after all, they say Laughter is the Best Medicine and in the pandemic that is the medicine we all won’t mind having.
-Chitra Santosh Senior Coordinator,