laughter, humor

20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain: #6 Humor

“Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers? He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.”

If the math pun above made you laugh or even smile a little, it put your brain in a more positive state. Research tells us that jokes, riddles, celebrations, and other forms of positive interaction not only create a positive learning environment but may also facilitate learning itself.  Continue Reading…

The Health Benefits of Laughter: Have You Laughed Today?

Very few people actually realize the positive effects of laughter.  In fact, it has been said that little children can laugh up to 400 times per day. Adults are lucky to average seven times per day.

I guess between childhood and adulthood, life happens!  If, however, while you are living this life that happens, make smiles and laughter a part of your every day.

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