Do you support the teacher to be "funny" with the students? why Do you support the teacher to be "funny" with the students? AND WHY??? As a student,Do you like funny teacher in the classroom or not?As a teacher,  Are you funny or boring teacher with students?

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In accord with post #9, a sense of humor often wins over people and grabs their attention to the more serious side of what is said in jest. The difficulty with humor comes in the choice of humor a teacher employs. Teachers need to be sensitive to the level of humor just as they are aware of the level of learning in their classrooms.  For instance, more mature and intellectual students who are well read will respond positively to satiric remarks, but the less mature and more challenged students often perceive this type of humor as "making fun" of them. One test for the humor which will appeal to a group is to have them read a Mark Twain story that has his characteristic humor.  If the group finds it amusing, then a more sophisticated humor such as satire can be used.  Otherwise....

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Humor has its place. I think kids enjoy classes where humor is used, as long as it doesn't get in the way of the lessons. Even the most serious students enjoy a joke or too. When I was a student, the teachers who used humor often helped me remember the concepts better. Storytelling, humorous or not, helps connect the concept to the student. I use humor, often corny humor, all the time. It also makes things interesting for me. I also cannot help myself.
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I think a good sense of humor is essential in the classroom - as long as it is not at anyone's expense. I like to share a joke when appropriate, but I cringe as a teacher and a learner when sarcasm is used to put others down. Its a rule not to do this in my classroom.

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I think that a sense of humor is almost a necessity for success in the classroom. A teacher is not a comedian, but a few jokes or light words to break up the lesson are usually welcomed by all. However I do agree with #4 that it needs to be natural - students never react well to a fake, even if it is well-meant.

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Teachers should be true to their own personalities, as phonies are very easy for students of all ages to sniff out. If humor is something teachers can use to meet students at a certain level, then so be it. If not, they can look pretty bad trying to be funny. But I do think that some of the best teachers I have known are, in fact very funny people. 

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Humor is a great quality. Hence, if you can incorporate this in your teaching, it can be a powerful tool. Moreover, it makes learning fun. And to be honest, some students need this hook to keep them going. So, I am all in favor of humor, as long as this humor is rooted in good teaching as well. 

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I think that most students think that I am funny.  Therefore, I definitely think that it is a good way to be.  I think that it helps the students to feel relaxed in my classes.  I also think that it makes them more inclined to pay attention in my classes because humor can kind of break the monotony of class. 

I think that teachers who can be fun are at an advantage because students will be more engaged in their classes.  Of course, teachers must not take this to extremes and must be serious when it is called for.

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