Laughter is the Best Medicine?

I added this humous story on the Humor page.  This humorous story comes from Jokes ‘N Jokes College Jokes

Can you figure out the lesson to be learned?

LATE FINAL

It was the final examination for an introductory English course at the local university. Like many such freshman courses, it was designed to weed out new students, having over 700 students in the class!

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Cartoon Humor Helps Learning

How can a college instructor improve students’ attitudes and make them eager to attend class? One tactic is to use humor. More importantly, research indicates that humor helps people learn.

Research on Humor and Teaching

Much has been written about humor and learning. Kher, Molstad and Donahue (1999) referenced some of the literature in their article entitled “Using humor in the college classroom to enhance teaching effectiveness in ‘dread courses”. With reference to an earlier work by Wandersee (1982), they indicated that cartoons are one form of humor that promotes facilitates learning.

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Chemistry Learning Game

Science courses can be difficult subject to teach, but instructors can make it a bet easier for college students to learn by using teaching aids.  I stumbled across one for you chemistry teachers to share with your students. You don’t teach chemistry? Do you have a child who is taking chemistry? Then share this site with your future chemist.  No chemistry connection, but you like Mahjong?  Then there is something for you too.

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