Break the Humour Code: Laugh and the Class Learns With You

“A good laugh is rather too scarce.” —Herman Melville Humour lightens up the classroom and energises learning in at least four major teaching and learning areas. Humour Primes Students’ Brains to Learn The best high school science teacher I ever came across claimed that his success was partly because he constantly judged the work level […]

Creating, Imagining and Innovating

  by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick Creativity is a survival skill! The brain is always looking for something that it didn’t know before, that’s not being taught to it, and to find a way to figure something out: that’s creative. Creative thinking has always been essential for human survival. According to Charles Limb, […]

Finding Humor

  By Art Costa and Bena Kallick “Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.” Ellie Katz Humor refers to our human ability to perceive and express a sense of the clever or amusing: What is the astronauts’ favorite place on the computer? The space bar Humor consists principally in the recognition and expression of […]

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