PowerPoint Presentation: Life is funny and so Should Teaching! Adding humor in the classroom. Created and presented by Brittany Beard Benefits of Laughter: Benefits of Laughter Increases cognitive attention and comprehension Creates a positive social and emotional environment Reduces anxiety PowerPoint Presentation: Christopher Reeve September 25, 1952-October 10, 2004 PowerPoint Presentation: Learning Angles PowerPoint Presentation: Transformation translation reflection rotation -a change in shape. Translation- slide Reflection- flip Rotation- the turn on an object from on point PowerPoint Presentation: Implementation: While making lesson plans, plan on small points to insert a joke or pun. stock up on joke books Institute a joke of the day Include riddles in assessments Bring humor to life with games, parody, or comical voices Benefits of Laughter: Benefits of Laughter Reduces heart disease Natural pain killer Improves breathing Boosts relationships Decrease stress PowerPoint Presentation: Recap There are many benefits to using humor in our classrooms and everyday lives. Students are loosing interest in school and extended learning. Implementation can be simple small steps that make a big difference. Did you know?: Did you know? 1. The average pre- schooler laughs or smiles 400 times a day? Or that the number drops to only 15 times a day by the time people reach age 35? 2. People smile only 35 percent as much as they think they do? 3. Laughter releases endorphins, a chemical 10 times more powerful than the pain-relieving drug morphine, into the body with the same exhilarating effect as doing strenuous exercise? 4. Every time you have a good hearty laugh, you burn up 3 1/2 calories? 5. Laughing increases oxygen intake, thereby replenishing and invigorating cells? It also increases the pain threshold, boosts immunity, and relieves stress.