Quotable: Make Them Laugh

You have to make them laugh. You must never underestimate the power of laughing in a maths classroom.

— Carol Roberts
quoted in Laughing lesson Adult learning

Or, as Donald O’Conner put it:

I think this is my biggest failing as a teacher: I am too much the straight man.


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3 thoughts on “Quotable: Make Them Laugh

  1. A good straight man is also a comic. Think George Burns. Letting the students tell the joke and make the punch line is probably better teaching than getting the laugh yourself.

    Best dance scene ever, IMO.

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