Topic 7 Sense of humor

The use of humour in the classroom/group has been found to increase learning, self-motivation, and positive relationships between students/participants and teacher/trainers (see Segrist & Hupp, 2015).

It allows you to establish a rapport with your class, and keep them interested in the lesson.

However, you should ensure that you don’t use negative humour – where you demean or embarrass students/participants – or humour that is either irrelevant to the lesson, disturbing, violent, sexual, or forced.

Only continue to use humour that has received a positive response from the class (such as laughing).