LOL! Laugh Out Loud Learning! 10+ Resources

10/16/2015 12:10:00 AM

“The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes.” – William Davis

Getting our students to laugh in our classes engages them. Humor is a powerful instructional tool that helps ease the classroom atmosphere and supports relationship building. Humor can help shy learners open up, provide a stress relief during critical times (exam time, back to school, etc.), and make difficult concepts more accessible to struggling learners. Humor also helps teachers grab students’ attention when delineating rules, explaining homework, etc. When we laugh our brains pay attention and we relax and open up. However, we need to be mindful how we integrate humor or we risk offending students or perceiving fun is our main concern. The following is an infographic with tips, resources, apps, and more to help you get your students laughing out loud (LOL!) for their learning. For the best outcomes, adapt the strategies to match your sense of humor, wit, and comfort level. 

Apps, Tools & Resources

Humor & Learning, by shellyterrell

Challenge: Try one of these ideas or resources to get your students laughing and learning!

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Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at

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