Laughter and Learning: Humor Boosts Retention

E.B. White famously quipped, “Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process.” At the risk of committing some sort of “humor-cide,” a type of scientific dissection must take place if teachers are to consider harnessing the powerful effects of humor, not only to increase joy and enhance the classroom environment, but also to improve learner outcomes.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/laughter-learning-humor-boosts-retention-sarah-henderson

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