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The role and function of humour in the EFL class: from "Ha, ha!" to "Aha!"

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Transcript for 1st #ELTchat on 26/01/2011 at 12:00 PM GMT

12:00 pm ShellTerrell: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat plz join us! Your moderators are @Marisa_C@chucksandy & me if you need any help!
12:01 pm JoshSRound: RT @efl101: @bcnpaul1 yes good site, also like http://www.theonion.com/ also for higher levels >> me too #ELTchat
12:01 pm chucksandy: welcome everyone. anyone find anything funny about tonight's topic? #ELTchat
12:01 pm ShellTerrell: RT @chucksandy: welcome everyone. anyone find anything funny about tonight's topic? #ELTchat
12:01 pm ShellTerrell: RT @efl101: also like http://www.theonion.com/ also for higher levels #ELTchat
12:01 pm sandymillin: For the next hour my tweets will be dedicated to #eltchat - humour in the langauge classroom
12:01 pm vladkaslniecko: "Why did the teacher wear sunglasses? :-) ...because the students were too bright"...looking foward to #ELTchat
12:01 pm esolcourses: RT @sandymillin: For the next hour my tweets will be dedicated to #eltchat - humour in the langauge classroom
12:01 pm JoshSRound: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat#ELTchat
12:02 pm Marisa_C: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat plz join us! Your moderators are ShellTerrell @chucksandy & me if you need any help!
12:02 pm chucksandy: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat join us! Your moderators are @Marisa_C@shellterrell & me if you need help! #ELTchat
12:03 pm Marisa_C: Our topic is humor in the ELT classroom - #ELTchat -
12:03 pm DaveDodgson: RT @chucksandy: welcome everyone. anyone find anything funny about tonight's topic? #ELTchat
12:03 pm efl101: I think a sense of humour is an essential tool for teachers, agree? #ELTchat
12:03 pm JoshSRound: Humour can be tricky across different cultures, but can usually always use visual humour - funny pics etc. #ELTchat
12:03 pm sandymillin: RT @efl101: I think a sense of humour is an essential tool for teachers, agree? #ELTchat <definitely!
12:04 pm sandymillin: RT @JoshSRound: Humour can be tricky across different cultures, but can usually always use visual humour - funny pics etc. #ELTchat
12:04 pm esolcourses: RT @efl101: I think a sense of humour is an essential tool for teachers, agree? #ELTchat ] absolutely!
12:04 pm philhart: @efl101 Agree. #ELTchat
12:04 pm Marisa_C: Please avoid tweeting other links or comments during our discussion hour on #ELTchat :-)
12:04 pm chucksandy: what exactly do we mean by humor in the classroom? Jokes? Or is it an atmosphere in which everyone's open to laughter? #ELTchat
12:04 pm ShellTerrell: I think definitely humour is much easier to use with upper levels #eltchat
12:04 pm ShellTerrell: RT @chucksandy: what exactly do we mean by humor in the classroom? Jokes? Or is it an atmosphere in which everyone's open to laughter? #ELTchat
12:04 pm sandymillin: #eltchat I think humour is both the atmosphere and specific lessons
12:04 pm JoshSRound: To help engage & build rapport, humour though is v important as a teacher #ELTchat
12:04 pm ShellTerrell: RT @JoshSRound: To help engage & build rapport, humour though is v important as a teacher #ELTchat
12:05 pm ShellTerrell: RT @JoshSRound: Humour can be tricky across different cultures, but can usually always use visual humour - funny pics etc. #ELTchat
12:05 pm lucycooker: @philhart @efl101 yes agree #ELTchat
12:05 pm sandymillin: RT @ShellTerrell: I think definitely humour much easier to use with upper levels #eltchat <teaching humour, yes, but having in lessons, no
12:05 pm Marisa_C: YOu can also follow the chat very easily on http://tweetchat.com/room/ELTch #ELTchat
12:05 pm DaveDodgson: Humour is best when spontaneous. Prepped jokes (esp coursebook ones) rarely go down well. #ELTchat
12:05 pm vladkaslniecko: ok, let me start...why should we use humour in classroom?? we all know it but let's recap :-) can we? #ELTchat
12:05 pm chucksandy: @sandymillin @efl101: agree that humor is an essential tool for teachers! #ELTchat
12:05 pm marekandrews: Humour is a key element in developing classroom cohesion #eltchat
12:05 pm michelleworgan: You have to make humour more obvious with lower levels, eg lots of winks/face pulling/ gestures #eltchat
12:05 pm efl101: @chucksandy a bit of both I think, but jokes are harder/ more problematic sometimes bec of sensitivities, understanding etc. #ELTchat
12:05 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell I think definitely humour is much easier to use with upper levels #eltchat ] agree, tho' mime/pulling faces works 4 all IME
12:05 pm DaveDodgson: @chucksandy Can be jokes, funny stories, cultural experiences, slapstick... #ELTchat
12:06 pm ShellTerrell: Great point! RT @sandymillin: RT @ShellTerrell: humour easier 2 use w upper levels #eltchat<teaching humour, yes, but having in lessons, no
12:06 pm lucycooker: @sandymillin me too. important to teach how to make sense of humour from different cultures, but teacher also needs GSOH #ELTchat
12:06 pm JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat
12:06 pm Marisa_C: RT @vladkaslniecko: ok, let me start...why should we use humour in classroom?? we all know it but let's recap :-) can we? #ELTchat
12:06 pm esolcourses: RT @DaveDodgson: @chucksandy Can be jokes, funny stories, cultural experiences, slapstick... #ELTchat ] riddles, cartoons, videos, images
12:06 pm DaveDodgson: @michelleworgan Nod, nod, wink, wink, say no more! ;) #ELTchat
12:06 pm efl101: @DaveDodgson yep CB jokes are often dreadful! #ELTchat
12:06 pm ShellTerrell: Gr8 ? RT @vladkaslniecko: ok, let me start...why should we use humour in classroom?? we all know it but let's recap :-) can we? #ELTchat
12:06 pm esolcourses: RT @JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat
12:06 pm chucksandy: RT @lucycooker: important to teach how to make sense of humour from different cultures, but teacher also needs GSOH #ELTchat
12:07 pm sandymillin: #eltchat SS of all levels can laugh at own mistakes if they know alternative meanings: Pre-int SS - santa's sleigh pulled by reinbeer :)
12:07 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: YOu can also follow the chat very easily on http://tweetchat.com/room/ELTch#ELTchat
12:07 pm ShellTerrell: RT @michelleworgan: You have to make humour more obvious with lower levels, eg lots of winks/face pulling/ gestures #eltchat
12:07 pm michelleworgan: Pretending things have happened to you ... winning lottery, spraining an ankle...have used these to great effect with teens #eltchat
12:07 pm vladkaslniecko: @michelleworgan @ShellTerrell well, i try to use at least simple jokes with lower levels too...or funny clips #ELTchat
12:07 pm afternoonguide: @vladkaslniecko I guess humour creates an new awareness of the ordinary. Most of what we teach would be ordinary things. #ELTchat
12:07 pm ShellTerrell: RT @marekandrews: Humour is a key element in developing classroom cohesion #eltchat
12:07 pm sandymillin: RT @JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat<agreead
12:07 pm michelleworgan: RT @sandymillin: RT @JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat<agreead
12:07 pm SugarJo: RT @JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat I need it more in lower level classes!
12:07 pm DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell @sandymillin I found it much easier to have humourous moments with YLs than adults #ELTchat
12:07 pm Marisa_C: RT @JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat > right!
12:07 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @esolcourses: RT @JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat
12:07 pm chucksandy: @DaveDodgson: agree! I'm big on slapstick and exaggerated facial expressions. That's funny ^^ #ELTchat
12:07 pm marekandrews: Highet in his famous book "The Art of Teaching" says humour is one of the most important qualities of a good teacher #eltchat
12:07 pm michelleworgan: RT @DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell @sandymillin I found it much easier to have humourous moments with YLs than adults #ELTchat
12:08 pm afternoonguide: @vladkaslniecko So humour serves to make 'boring' things funny, just by exposing their strangeness. #ELTchat
12:08 pm gearysa: RT @michelleworgan: You have to make humour more obvious with lower levels, eg lots of winks/face pulling/ gestures #eltchat
12:08 pm gearysa: RT @Marisa_C: YOu can also follow the chat very easily on http://tweetchat.com/room/ELTch#ELTchat
12:08 pm ShellTerrell: What are ways you have used to bring humour to beginner speakers of the language? #ELTChat
12:08 pm Marisa_C: affective filter = emotional blocks #ELTchat ?
12:08 pm michelleworgan: @DaveDodgson Yes, some adults can be VERY serious and just not even want humour in class #eltchat
12:08 pm esolcourses: @ShellTerrell @sandymillin @DaveDodgson humour can be a good way of connecting with YL's & getting them 'on side' #ELTChat
12:08 pm ShellTerrell: RT @DaveDodgson: Humour is best when spontaneous. Prepped jokes (esp coursebook ones) rarely go down well. #ELTchat
12:08 pm DaveDodgson: I often pretend I don't understand something obvious - get the kids to explain it to me & get some laughs as well #ELTchat
12:08 pm chucksandy: RT @Marisa_C: RT @JoshSRound: Humour helps to lower the affective filter - helps learners to relax #ELTchat> right! #ELTchat
12:08 pm efl101: laughing at mistakes is okay if st making mistake is laughing too, otherwise can be humiliating, takes time to get feel for this #ELTchat
12:09 pm ShellTerrell: @DaveDodgson Very true & then you can off as trying to hard or being very silly & dorky #Eltchat
12:09 pm vladkaslniecko: humour reduces anxiety....and also grammar taught thru humour is learnt better...remembered in context,situation, i think :-) #ELTchat
12:09 pm JoshSRound: If teacher shows he/she can laugh at him/herself, then learners feel more able to do so too #ELTchat
12:09 pm sandymillin: RT @efl101: laughing at mistakes can be humiliating, takes time to get feel for this #ELTchat <agreed - SS need to feel comfortable
12:09 pm chucksandy: RT @ShellTerrell: RT @DaveDodgson: Humour is best when spontaneous. Prepped jokes (esp coursebook ones) rarely go down well. #ELTchat
12:09 pm esolcourses: RT @efl101: laughing at mistakes is okay if st making mistake is laughing too, otherwise can be humiliating, takes time to get feel for this #ELTchat
12:09 pm lucycooker: slapstick, expressions etc. maybe works better with some cultures than others. Mr Bean always a big hit with my ss in Japan #ELTchat
12:09 pm gearysa: RT @marekandrews: Humour is a key element in developing classroom cohesion #eltchat
12:09 pm marekandrews: +one of things Highet says is " a sense of humour can build a bridge between youth and maturity" #eltchat
12:09 pm Marisa_C: RT @ShellTerrell: RT @marekandrews: Humour is a key element in developing classroom cohesion #eltchat
12:09 pm sandymillin: RT @JoshSRound: If teacher can laugh at themself, learners feel more able to do so too #ELTchat<definitely - always highlight my mistakes!
12:09 pm DaveDodgson: RT @efl101: laughing at mistakes is okay if st making mistake is laughing too, otherwise can be humiliating, takes time to get feel #ELTchat
12:10 pm ShellTerrell: Yes! RT @esolcourses: humour can be a good way of connecting with YL's & getting them 'on side' #ELTChat
12:10 pm michelleworgan: @vladkaslniecko Yes! My faked limping was really for teaching vocabulary "sprain your ankle" and other things #eltchat
12:10 pm analomba: Storytelling + acting RT @ShellTerrell: What are ways you have used to bring humour to beginner speakers of the language? #ELTChat #langchat
12:10 pm lucycooker: @efl101 very good point #ELTchat
12:10 pm sarah_SKB: has anyone tried using TV show clips? Did they work? #ELTchat
12:10 pm Marisa_C: @sandymillin So, laughing WITH not laughing AT students #ELTchat
12:10 pm ShellTerrell: RT @vladkaslniecko: i try to use at least simple jokes with lower levels too...or funny clips #ELTchat
12:10 pm efl101: RT @JoshSRound: If teacher shows he/she can laugh at him/herself, then learners feel more able to do so too < definately #ELTchat
12:10 pm bruno_cesar82: #ELTchat I always use cartoons and comic strips w my sts. 1 of the best actvits is to teach phrasal verbs with them. Sts learn and have fun
12:10 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: @sandymillin So, laughing WITH not laughing AT students #ELTchat > exactly!
12:10 pm esolcourses: RT @DaveDodgson I often pretend I don't understand something obvious - get kids to explain it to me, get some laughs as well #ELTchat me too
12:10 pm SugarJo: Physical humour is very important for lower levels (and YLs) and yes @DaveDodgeson humour should be spontaneous #ELTchat
12:10 pm vladkaslniecko: @ShellTerrell lower levels - short video clips...esp funny commercials..easy to understand and follow #ELTchat
12:10 pm Marisa_C: RT @DaveDodgson: Humour is best when spontaneous. Prepped jokes (esp coursebook ones) rarely go down well. #ELTchat
12:10 pm juandoming: RT @ShellTerrell: RT @vladkaslniecko: i try to use at least simple jokes with lower levels too...or funny clips #ELTchat
12:11 pm sandymillin: @bruno_cesar82 Any specific cartoons you use? #ELTchat
12:11 pm ShellTerrell: @vladkaslniecko Great point! Funny video clips works well at all levels! :-) #Eltchat
12:11 pm esolcourses: RT @vladkaslniecko: @ShellTerrell lower levels - short video clips...esp funny commercials..easy to understand and follow #ELTchat
12:11 pm michelleworgan: RT @SugarJo: Physical humour is very important for lower levels (and YLs) and yes @DaveDodgesonhumour should be spontaneous #ELTchat Yes!
12:11 pm marekandrews: humour enables teachers and students to understand each other better #eltchat
12:11 pm chucksandy: perhaps the worst project i ever did was getting Ss to choose a joke,learn how to tell it & deliver it.Painfully unfunny #ELTchat
12:11 pm Marisa_C: Are CB jokes not liked because smtms CB author culture and student culture (hence humour) very different? #ELTchat
12:11 pm efl101: RT @SugarJo: Physical humour is very important for lower levels < yes, works well if not overdone ;-) #ELTchat
12:11 pm chucksandy: RT @marekandrews: humour enables teachers and students to understand each other better #ELTchat
12:11 pm ShellTerrell: My Young Learners always love the Wiggles. I think Wiggles might be seen as funny by kids worldwide #ELTChat
12:11 pm esolcourses: RT @michelleworgan: RT @SugarJo: Physical humour is very important for lower levels (and YLs) and yes @DaveDodgeson humour should be spontaneous #ELTchatYes!
12:11 pm JoshSRound: RT @marekandrews: humour enables teachers and students to understand each other better #ELTchat
12:12 pm harrisonmike: Sounds like you're all having a fun #ELTchat. I'll catch up with the transcript later (Teaching minus 19 minutes...)
12:12 pm sandymillin: @chucksandy What do you think stopped it from working? the fact it was prepared? SS language? something else? #ELTchat
12:12 pm DaveDodgson: I make fun of the CB a lot too (must be the dogmeist in me ;) - students like joining in with that #ELTchat
12:12 pm ShellTerrell: RT @vladkaslniecko: lower levels - short video clips...esp funny commercials..easy to understand and follow #ELTchat
12:12 pm Marisa_C: RT @chucksandy: perhaps worst project i ever did was getting Ss to choose a joke,learn how to tell it & deliver .Painfully unfunny #ELTchat
12:12 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C Think CB jokes are often forced "we need to have a joke in this listening. What should we do?" #ELTchat
12:12 pm michelleworgan: With very YLs I fall over in class all the time, esp when doing "can/can't" - Can I ride a bike? Try to and then fall off #eltchat
12:12 pm efl101: to pick up from last week, getting sts to translate jokes page in L1 newspaper can be quite a good exercise #ELTchat
12:12 pm MartinWarters: @ShellTerrell #ELTCHAT and some adults:)
12:12 pm marekandrews: and laughing together about something+recalling that moment later are important moment's in the biography of a class #eltchat
12:12 pm AnnaMusielak: Hello everybody at #ELTChat running late sorry
12:12 pm DaveDodgson: RT @Marisa_C: Are CB jokes not liked because smtms CB author culture and student culture (hence humour) very different? #ELTchat
12:12 pm bruno_cesar82: I totally agree RT @vladkaslniecko: humour reduces anxiety.and also grammar taught thru humour is learnt better... :-) #ELTchat
12:12 pm chucksandy: the best jokes in my classes are the ones students themselves come up with by playfully using their language skills. #ELTchat
12:12 pm vladkaslniecko: @marekandrews ...and it helps classroom dynamics so much... #ELTchat
12:12 pm lucycooker: slapstick/expressions may work better in some cultures than others. Mr Bean always massive with my students in Japan. #ELTchat
12:13 pm SugarJo: RT @efl101: RT @SugarJo: Physical humour is very important for lower levels <yes, works well if not overdone ;-) #ELTchat Minus the clowns!!
12:13 pm Marisa_C: @chucksandy Telling jokes well difficult even amongst L1 users - pause, etc...crucial not easy for L2 learners #ELTchat
12:13 pm DaveDodgson: @Marisa_C One problem is the play on words - students have to know multiple meanings to get CB jokes #ELTchat
12:13 pm vladkaslniecko: @AnnaMusielak Hey welcome Ania, great to see you here #ELTchat
12:13 pm michelleworgan: RT @marekandrews: and laughing 2gether about something+recalling that moment later are important moment's in the biography of class #eltchat
12:13 pm AnnaMusielak: I don't take myself too seriously on the lessons #ELTChat
12:13 pm esolcourses: RT @bruno_cesar82 I totally agree RT @vladkaslnieckohumour reduces anxiety.and also grammar taught thru humour is learnt better :) #ELTchat
12:13 pm DaveDodgson: @MartinWarters Hi Martin! #ELTchat
12:13 pm MBenevides: RT @sandymillin: @Marisa_C Think CB jokes are often forced "we need to have a joke in this listening. What should we do?" #ELTchat
12:13 pm chucksandy: @sandymillin: that joke telling activity didn't work because students mostly failed to "get" each other's prepared jokes ^^ #ELTchat
12:13 pm Marisa_C: @DaveDodgson A great idea is to get them to write "Advice to Authors" letters #ELTchat
12:13 pm sarah_SKB: @chucksandy been there too...after going through intonation, pronunciation, and WHY = not funny for anyone any more! #ELTchat
12:14 pm MartinWarters: @Marisa_C @chucksandy #ELTchat. I can imagine the forced laughter now! That sounds painful for all involved.
12:14 pm afternoonguide: What advice would you give a textbook writer trying to incorporate humour in their materials? #ELTchat
12:14 pm TEFL101: Jokes are funny. Picking them apart isn?t. #eltchat
12:14 pm chucksandy: RT @esolcourses: I totally agree RT @vladkaslnieckohumour reduces anxiety.and also grammar taught thru humour is learnt better :) #ELTchat
12:14 pm efl101: RT @Marisa_C: @chucksandy Telling jokes well difficult even amongst L1 users - true, never try and be funny if ur not - jus painful #ELTchat
12:14 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @AnnaMusielak: I don't take myself too seriously on the lessons #ELTChat
12:14 pm bruno_cesar82: #ELTchat humor used as a pedagogical tool can boost sts' interested in more diffucut subjects and promoto engagement
12:14 pm michelleworgan: Not too keen on jokes - I am fluent in Spanish but don't get their jokes - they r not funny for me! #eltchat
12:14 pm MartinWarters: @DaveDodgson #ELTchat. Good afternoon sir, fancy meeting you here:)
12:14 pm sandymillin: @afternoonguide Don't try! Only incorporate it if it appears naturally. Trying makes it fake #ELTchat
12:15 pm chucksandy: RT @TEFL101: Jokes are funny. Picking them apart isn?t. #ELTchat
12:15 pm JoshSRound: RT @TEFL101: Jokes are funny. Picking them apart isn?t. #ELTchat
12:15 pm AnnaMusielak: If the teacher show the ss that he/she is willing to make a fool of himself/hersel they will join:) #ELTChat
12:15 pm sandymillin: RT @TEFL101: Jokes are funny. Picking them apart isn?t. #eltchat
12:15 pm DaveDodgson: @Marisa_C Did that once for FHM magazine after they lampooned a popular Turkish TV star. Students (adults) wrote complaint letters #ELTchat
12:15 pm ShellTerrell: True! RT @DaveDodgson: But being silly & dorky can be funny too! #Eltchat
12:15 pm sarah_SKB: @TEFL101 agreed! #ELTchat
12:15 pm MartinWarters: @afternoonguide #ELTchat. Probably don't:)
12:15 pm readingbridges: RT @marekandrews: Humour is a key element in developing classroom cohesion #eltchat
12:15 pm ShellTerrell: RT @AnnaMusielak: If the teacher show the ss that he/she is willing to make a fool of himself/hersel they will join:) #ELTChat
12:15 pm Marisa_C: @DaveDodgson Yes - but once they have two or three meanings of a word can ask them to make a joke about it - short dialog #ELTchat
12:15 pm interactivecup: RT @bruno_cesar82: #ELTchat humor used as a pedagogical tool can boost sts' interested in more diffucut subjects and promoto engagement
12:15 pm vladkaslniecko: I try to incorporate activities (warmers, icebreakers) that have potential to make stds laugh as often as possible #ELTchat
12:15 pm ShellTerrell: RT @michelleworgan: Not too keen on jokes - I am fluent in Spanish but don't get their jokes - they r not funny for me! #eltchat
12:15 pm efl101: TV humour often v difficult coz lots of cult ref and word play but good 4 higher levels and sts in target country #ELTchat
12:15 pm JoshSRound: RT @bruno_cesar82: humor used as a pedagogical tool can boost sts interested in more diffucut subjects >> agree, a good motivator #ELTchat
12:15 pm DaveDodgson: @michelleworgan Different sense of humour or just not funny? ;) #ELTchat
12:15 pm ShellTerrell: RT @bruno_cesar82: #ELTchat humor used as a pedagogical tool can boost sts' interested in more diffucut subjects and promoto engagement
12:15 pm michelleworgan: Laughing is good for you in general so should be encouraged in class #eltchat
12:15 pm MartinWarters: @chucksandy @esolcourses @vladkaslniecko #ELTchatLessons with laughter is a good resource for this.
12:15 pm chucksandy: @MartinWarters @Marisa_C: there was no laughter forced or otherwise. Lots of explanation tho abt why the jokes were "funny" #ELTchat
12:16 pm ShellTerrell: RT @TEFL101: Jokes are funny. Picking them apart isn?t. #eltchat
12:16 pm bruno_cesar82: Great point! RT @marekandrews: humour enables teachers and students to understand each other better #eltchat
12:16 pm AnnaMusielak: With adults I make up absurd roleplays to get them talking #ELTchat
12:16 pm DaveDodgson: RT @AnnaMusielak: If the teacher show the ss that he/she is willing to make a fool of himself/hersel they will join:) #ELTChat
12:16 pm interactivecup: RT @DaveDodgson I often pretend I don't understand something obvious - get kids to explain it to me, get some laughs as well #ELTchat me too
12:16 pm michelleworgan: @DaveDodgson Both I think - most jokes are really really bad! Hahahahaha! #eltchat
12:16 pm sandymillin: RT @michelleworgan: Laughing is good for you in general so should be encouraged in class #eltchat<definitely - back to relaxed atmo. again!
12:16 pm chucksandy: RT @afternoonguide: What advice would you give a textbook writer trying to incorporate humour in their materials? #ELTchat
12:16 pm ShellTerrell: Me neither! RT @AnnaMusielak: I don't take myself too seriously on the lessons #ELTChat
12:16 pm marekandrews: @vladkaslniecko yeah humour is key to group's working together,a class 10 mins in without smiling+laughter is v tense #eltchat
12:16 pm DaveDodgson: @Marisa_C Puns are not popular in Turkish so even once they know the meanings, they still don't find it funny #ELTchat
12:17 pm vladkaslniecko: ...and sometimes also very common conversation questions can lead to real fun...#ELTchat
12:17 pm interactivecup: RT @afternoonguide: What advice would you give a textbook writer trying to incorporate humour in their materials? #ELTchat
12:17 pm ShellTerrell: @AnnaMusielak We laugh in every lesson I teach young to adult learners #ELTChat
12:17 pm Thanks2Teachers: RT @chucksandy: the best jokes in my classes are the ones students themselves come up with by playfully using their language skills. #ELTchat
12:17 pm chucksandy: RT @AnnaMusielak: If the teacher show the ss that he/she is willing to make a fool of himself/hersel they will join:) #ELTchat
12:17 pm efl101: RT @AnnaMusielak: With adults I make up absurd roleplays to get them talking < yeah role play can generate lots of humour #ELTchat
12:17 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @michelleworgan: Laughing is good for you in general so should be encouraged in class #eltchat
12:17 pm Marisa_C: @chucksandy #ELTchat I think the notion of humour itself is difficult to handle becos different in L1 and L2 most times
12:17 pm ShellTerrell: @AnnaMusielak We even did this article on the healthy benefits of laughter #ELtchat
12:18 pm analomba: RT @efl101: @AnnaMusielak: With adults I make up absurd roleplays to get them talking < yeah role play can generate lots of humour #ELTchat
12:18 pm AnnaMusielak: @ShellTerrell I do the same:) And I often pretend to be sb else esp with very YL #ELTCHAT
12:18 pm Marisa_C: @AnnaMusielak I get them to write crazy nonsensical dialogs and sentences - teens love it and laugh a lot #ELTchat
12:18 pm marekandrews: best article I know about humour and class cohesion http://tinyurl.com/66as7j4 #eltchat
12:18 pm vladkaslniecko: @marekandrews exactly...and then I always think like what's wrong???...hmmm, humour and fun missing! ;P #ELTchat
12:18 pm ShellTerrell: Thanks for the resource! RT @Rogers_Suzanne: How to Use Humour in Education! http://bit.ly/dVk28a#eltchat
12:18 pm MartinWarters: @DaveDodgson @Marisa_C #ELTchat How about the two comedy EFL classics of monty python & Mr bean?
12:18 pm chucksandy: Yet, I am all for & encourage classes full of laughter. It's all spontaneous tho: nothing forced. It comes from feeling together. #ELTchat
12:18 pm lucycooker: @Marisa_C @chucksandy but can really get students engaged in thinking about cultural differences #ELTchat
12:18 pm ShellTerrell: RT @chucksandy: Yet, I am all for & encourage classes full of laughter. It's all spontaneous tho: nothing forced. It comes from feeling together. #ELTchat
12:18 pm michelleworgan: @Marisa_C And nonsense sentences for tongue twisters with YLs with pics to illustrate! #eltchat
12:19 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: @AnnaMusielak I get them to write crazy nonsensical dialogs and sentences - teens love it and laugh a lot #ELTchat
12:19 pm agfigueiredo: RT @Marisa_C: @chucksandy #ELTchat I think the notion of humour itself is difficult to handle becos different in L1 and L2 most x #ELTCHAT
12:19 pm ShellTerrell: RT @michelleworgan: And nonsense sentences for tongue twisters with YLs with pics to illustrate! #eltchat
12:19 pm AnnaMusielak: When teaching pronunciation I oftem exaggerate and make funny faces - with adults and kids #ELTchat
12:19 pm sarah_SKB: talking about humour in the classroom = different to having humour in the classroom #ELTchat
12:19 pm ShellTerrell: RT @AnnaMusielak: When teaching pronunciation I oftem exaggerate and make funny faces - with adults and kids #ELTchat
12:19 pm michelleworgan: How about using comedy clips from BBC etc? Useful? Pointless? #eltchat
12:19 pm ShellTerrell: Agree! RT @sarah_SKB: talking about humour in the classroom = different to having humour in the classroom #ELTchat
12:19 pm efl101: RT @Marisa_C: @chucksandy the notion of humour is difficult - yes not all L1 speakers find the same thing funny #ELTchat
12:19 pm chucksandy: anyone ever try laughter yoga in class? Or out of class? My colleague at large Marc Helgesen uses it & loves it. #ELTchat
12:19 pm DaveDodgson: When I have kids up at the front of the class, I often sit in one of their chairs & act like one of the students. Good for rapport #ELTchat
12:19 pm Marisa_C: Most Greek students think British humour very unfunny... takes time to appreciate puns as some of u have pointed out #ELTchat
12:19 pm vladkaslniecko: students will fall in love with lessons when they know they are going to laugh a lot and again :-) #ELTchat
12:20 pm AnnaMusielak: @Marisa_C Great activity - nonsense dialogues:) #ELTChat
12:20 pm gearysa: RT @AnnaMusielak: When teaching pronunciation I oftem exaggerate and make funny faces - with adults and kids #ELTchat
12:20 pm gearysa: RT @ShellTerrell: Agree! RT @sarah_SKB: talking about humour in the classroom = different to having humour in the classroom #ELTchat
12:20 pm sandymillin: @AnnaMusielak Pronunciation prime area 4 humour in my classes-SS always laugh when we start: mouth feels funny, make faces (& me!) #ELTchat
12:20 pm DaveDodgson: @MartinWarters Not sure Monty Python is suitable for YLs! Mr Bean is always good though :) #ELTchat
12:20 pm JoshSRound: @AnnaMusielak Of course! Humour goes really well when working on pron #ELTchat
12:20 pm ShellTerrell: Has been my experience! RT @vladkaslniecko: students fall in love w lessons when they know they r going 2 laugh a lot & again :-) #ELTchat
12:20 pm sandymillin: @chucksandy What is it? Never heard of it! #ELTchat
12:20 pm sarah_SKB: @michellworgan useful for discussing British sense of humour maybe? #ELTchat
12:20 pm JoshSRound: @DaveDodgson Yep, that's a good one. Student becomes the 'teacher' #ELTchat
12:20 pm AnnaMusielak: And with practicing speaking we use pocket - mirrors #ELTchat
12:20 pm Marisa_C: With young learners funny CANNOT be subtle! It has to be as exaggerated as possible #ELTchat
12:21 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Rogers_Suzanne: Humor research in education in Israel http://bit.ly/gZ8H95 #eltchat
12:21 pm chucksandy: RT @vladkaslniecko: students will fall in love with lessons when they know they are going to laugh a lot and again :-) #ELTchat
12:21 pm esolcourses: maybe not to everyone's taste (a bit edgy) but some examples from coursebook that uses humour to teach grammar http://bit.ly/id3ikQ #ELTChat
12:21 pm ShellTerrell: Great point! RT @Marisa_C: With young learners funny CANNOT be subtle! It has to be as exaggerated as possible #ELTchat
12:21 pm analomba: SO True! RT @Marisa_C: With young learners funny CANNOT be subtle! It has to be as exaggerated as possible #ELTchat
12:21 pm DaveDodgson: @JoshSRound Gives you an insight into how they see you as well ;) #ELTchat
12:21 pm BandESSAT: RT @esolcourses: maybe not to everyone's taste (a bit edgy) but some examples from coursebook that uses humour to teach grammar http://bit.ly/id3ikQ #ELTChat
12:21 pm michelleworgan: RT @AnnaMusielak: And with practicing speaking we use pocket - mirrors #ELTchat| inc calling tchr/std "teacher" or "sir/miss"
12:21 pm AnnaMusielak: @JoshSRound with th sound I tell them not to spit on the mirror;) #ELTchat
12:22 pm vladkaslniecko: @michelleworgan well, i think useful...when used with a purpose...or maybe just to make them laugh...can be topical, that's good #ELTchat
12:22 pm agfigueiredo: @michelleworgan imo always useful, anything that can bring a relaxing atmosphere n be relevant to ur class can n should be used #ELTCHAT
12:22 pm drtimony: @ShellTerrell she stood upon the balcony mimicking him hiccuping while amicably welcoming him in. #tonguetwister#eltchat
12:22 pm michelleworgan: Opps, getting mixed up with #eltchat tweets againa nd replying to wrong ones - sorry!!!
12:22 pm analomba: Humor should be a given with young children, but surprisingly many people don't use it #eltchat#langchat
12:22 pm chucksandy: @sandymillinhttp://bit.ly/dJXDRJ laughter yoga ^^ #ELTchat
12:22 pm TEFL101: Jokes take a lot of labouring to explain and are not particularly productive in terms of student-talk levels #eltchat
12:22 pm Marisa_C: @AnnaMusielak AND sentences - "Have yr teeth enlarged at the hairdresser's" a sentence no st can forget (plus its grammar) #ELTChat
12:22 pm JoshSRound: So we all agree I think that fun lessons are crucial. But when & how to use what we think is 'funny' material? #ELTchat
12:23 pm ShellTerrell: What are the benefits of bringing in humour to the classroom? #ELTChat
12:23 pm AnnaMusielak: @bruno_cesar82 love friends #ELTchat
12:23 pm vladkaslniecko: or when the grammar is difficult, i try to give them really funny example sentences...they usually remember them well #ELTchat
12:23 pm MartinWarters: @DaveDodgson #ELTchat Thinking about using the dead parrot sketch with a group of YL,s made me laugh just then:)
12:23 pm Marisa_C: @rosanabbci put the symbol # before ELTchat like this #ELTchat and put that in your search - you will then see us ALL :-D
12:23 pm ShellTerrell: Gr8 question! RT @JoshSRound: So we agree that fun lessons are crucial. But when & how to use what we think is 'funny' material? #ELTchat
12:23 pm DaveDodgson: RT @analomba: Humor should be a given with young children, but surprisingly many people don't use it #eltchat
12:23 pm sandymillin: @chucksandy Thanks! #ELTchat
12:23 pm AnnaMusielak: RT @Marisa_C AND sentences - "Have yr teeth enlarged at the hairdresser's" a sentence no st can forget (plus its grammar) #ELTChat
12:23 pm TEFL101: explicit joke teaching amounts to a lot of hot air on the part of the teacher and a lot of bemusement on the part of the students. #eltchat
12:24 pm efl101: @ShellTerrell humour mostly to get sts to relax and enjoy themselves - build motivation and community feel #ELTchat
12:24 pm JoshSRound: Often our preception of 'funny' is different from learners, more difficult in multilingual classes #ELTchat
12:24 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @Marisa_C: @AnnaMusielak AND sentences - "Have yr teeth enlarged at the hairdresser's" a sentence no st can forget (plus its grammar) #ELTChat
12:24 pm DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell Relaxed atmosphere, make learning fun, get them thinking #ELTchat
12:24 pm esolcourses: RT @JoshSRound: Often our preception of 'funny' is different from learners, more difficult in multilingual classes #ELTchat ] agree
12:24 pm michelleworgan: RT @JoshSRound: Often our preception of 'funny' is different from learners, more difficult in multilingual classes #ELTchat
12:24 pm analomba: I do it for myself too, not only for them RT @ShellTerrell: What are the benefits of bringing in humour to the classroom? #ELTChat #actfl
12:24 pm TEFL101: It's the instantaneous one that work best. When you're not teaching them... #eltchat
12:24 pm luthcal: Using funny parts of popular movies or series is a good way to make them talk and feel comfortable #ELTchat
12:24 pm Marisa_C: RT @ShellTerrell: What are the benefits of bringing in humour to the classroom? #ELTChat
12:24 pm AnnaMusielak: with FCE/CAE we write absurd letters of complaints (and mix them with slang expressions) #ELTchat
12:24 pm JoshSRound: And then there is the occassional risk of being culturally insensitive #ELTchat
12:24 pm Marisa_C: RT @JoshSRound: So we all agree I think that fun lessons are crucial. But when & how to use what we think is 'funny' material? #ELTchat
12:24 pm DaveDodgson: RT @ShellTerrell: What are the benefits of bringing in humour to the classroom? #ELTChat
12:24 pm marekandrews: @chucksandy laughter and humour reduces social distance between students and teachers #eltchat
12:24 pm ShellTerrell: Great benefit! RT @analomba: I do it for myself too, not only for them! #ELTChat
12:24 pm Marisa_C: RT @luthcal: Using funny parts of popular movies or series is a good way to make them talk and feel comfortable #ELTchat
12:25 pm chucksandy: RT @AnnaMusielak: with FCE/CAE we write absurd letters of complaints (and mix them with slang expressions) #ELTchat
12:25 pm ShellTerrell: Yes! RT @DaveDodgson: Relaxed atmosphere, make learning fun, get them thinking #ELTchat
12:25 pm chucksandy: RT @Marisa_C: RT @ShellTerrell: What are the benefits of bringing in humour to the classroom? #ELTchat
12:25 pm tonnet: RT @DaveDodgson: RT @analomba: Humor should be a given with young children, but surprisingly many people don't use it #eltchat
12:25 pm ShellTerrell: I agree!! RT @beachcat11: Teachers enjoy teaching more, so kids benefit! #ELTChat
12:25 pm efl101: @TEFL101 yes, teaching jokes is painful #ELTchat
12:25 pm analomba: RT @marekandrews: @chucksandy laughter and humour reduces social distance between students and teachers #eltchat
12:25 pm esolcourses: Funny mistakes in signs can be a good way of teaching spelling, grammar, etc - get learners to correct http://bit.ly/cRYTrS #ELTChat
12:25 pm Marisa_C: Turning coursebook dialogues into complete nonsense also gets a good laugh - plus it's great for playing with language #ELTchat
12:25 pm AnnaMusielak: Humor puts students at ease, prepares for the tasks #ELTChat
12:26 pm JoshSRound: RT @efl101: @TEFL101 yes, teaching jokes is painful >> Very!! #ELTchat
12:26 pm DaveDodgson: @AnnaMusielak Of course, robots, princesses & superheroes are good for adding some humour as well ;) #ELTchat
12:26 pm sarah_SKB: Would you laugh at a student's joke if you didn't find it funny? #ELTchat
12:26 pm ShellTerrell: At the end of my classes I just feel better having laughed! Makes me have a different approach/care for our profession #ELtchat
12:26 pm dudeneyge: Bet there isn't an EFL student in the world who has never seen Mr. Bloody Bean... Best we can do? #ELTchat
12:26 pm chucksandy: RT @Marisa_C: Turning coursebook dialogues into complete nonsense also gets a good laugh - plus its great for playing with language #ELTchat
12:26 pm ShellTerrell: RT @dudeneyge: Bet there isn't an EFL student in the world who has never seen Mr. Bloody Bean... Best we can do? #ELTchat
12:26 pm agfigueiredo: RT @marekandrews: @chucksandy laughter and humour reduces social distance between students and teachers #ELTCHAT
12:26 pm vladkaslniecko: @Marisa_C @ShellTerrell benefits - NATURAL and MEMORABLE way of learning new language, context and endorphines...always so good:-) #ELTchat
12:26 pm analomba: RT @DaveDodgson: @AnnaMusielak Of course, robots, princesses & superheroes are good for adding some humour as well ;) #ELTchat
12:26 pm luthcal: Humour, funny, jokes, is it all about provinding a class in which Ss have fun and leave happy, looking forward for next class? #ELTchat
12:26 pm sandymillin: #eltchat On CELTA did intonation roleplay re: woman who found husband having affair, but we could only say 'banana' - great fun!
12:26 pm gret: RT @ShellTerrell: At the end of my classes I just feel better having laughed! Makes me have a different approach/care for our profession #ELtchat
12:26 pm ShellTerrell: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you laugh at a student's joke if you didn't find it funny? #ELTchat Yes I have!!!
12:26 pm DaveDodgson: @MartinWarters A colleague in high school used the Philosopher's football match for an IB lesson :) #ELTchat
12:26 pm michelleworgan: @dudeneyge And then they say "we like Brit humour - Mr Bean!" Oh dear #eltchat
12:27 pm JoshSRound: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you laugh at a students joke if you didnt find it funny? >> Good question!! #ELTchat
12:27 pm hurleyinchina: @DaveDodgson @analomba #eltchat Definitely use humour with young students. They love to laugh. So many great, funny picture books.
12:27 pm esolcourses: RT @dudeneyge: Bet there isn't an EFL student in the world who has never seen Mr. Bloody Bean... Best we can do? #ELTchat ] hope not
12:27 pm ShellTerrell: RT @vladkaslniecko: benefits - NATURAL and MEMORABLE way of learning new language, context and endorphines...always so good:-) #ELTchat
12:27 pm chucksandy: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you laugh at a students joke if you didnt find it funny? #ELTchat
12:27 pm afternoonguide: @Marisa_C Not only students. Half of the teachers I've worked with love puns, the other half hate them. (British - American thing?) #ELTchat
12:27 pm AnnaMusielak: @DaveDodgson Once pretended to be Jennifer Lopez on a lessson on appearances - they'll never forget the synonyms for bottom;) #ELTchat
12:27 pm Marisa_C: RT @ShellTerrell benefits - NATURAL and MEMORABLE way of learning new language, context and endorphines...always so good:-) #ELTchat
12:27 pm DaveDodgson: RT @luthcal: Humour: is it all about provinding a class in which Ss have fun and leave happy, looking forward for next class? #ELTchat
12:27 pm ShellTerrell: Agree! RT @efl101: humour mostly to get sts to relax and enjoy themselves - build motivation and community feel #ELTchat
12:27 pm michelleworgan: @dudeneyge And they love Benny Hill...#eltchat
12:27 pm RightExpression: RT @dudeneyge: Bet there isn't an EFL student in the world who has never seen Mr. Bloody Bean... Best we can do? #ELTchat
12:27 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @Marisa_C: Turning coursebook dialogues into complete nonsense also gets a good laugh - plus it's great for playing with language #ELTchat
12:27 pm TEFL101: I nicked my original line from a Charlie Brooker article which is well worth reading when you get timehttp://bit.ly/TB9cG #eltchat
12:28 pm Marisa_C: @afternoonguide Probably... heard that one too! #ELTchat
12:28 pm efl101: @michelleworgan @dudeneyge ah yes benny hill, much better! ;-) #ELTchat
12:28 pm analomba: Trying different voices and personalities in roleplaying - lots of fun and lots of language learning #eltchat#langchat#actfl
12:28 pm SugarJo: Benefits of humour in the classroom? Seeing students fear turn to joy #ELTchat And yes @dudeneygethey love my Mr Bean!
12:28 pm luthcal: RT @AnnaMusielak: Humor puts students at ease, prepares for the tasks #ELTchat
12:28 pm AnnaMusielak: It's easier to learn in a relaxed atmosphere - both hemispheres working together #ELTchat
12:28 pm ShellTerrell: Nice! RT @DrTimony: she stood upon the balcony mimicking him hiccuping while amicably welcoming him in. #tonguetwister #eltchat
12:28 pm michelleworgan: One funny game is "sausages" where the answer to every question must be "sausages" and no-one is allowed to laugh #eltchat
12:28 pm malusciamarelli: RT @ShellTerrell @vladkaslniecko: students fall in love w lessons when they know they r going 2 laugh a lot & again :-) #ELTchat
12:28 pm Marisa_C: RT @luthcal: Humour: is it all about provinding a class in which Ss have fun and leave happy, looking forward for next class? #ELTchat
12:28 pm JoshSRound: @TEFL101 Love Mr Brooker - not used him in class before tho... #ELTchat
12:28 pm AnnaMusielak: @bruno_cesar82 it works wonders with my ss:) #eltchat
12:29 pm sandymillin: RT @analomba: Trying different voices and personalities in roleplaying #eltchat #langchat #actfl > also, props (e.g. a hat) changes dynamic
12:29 pm Marisa_C: RT @AnnaMusielak: It's easier to learn in a relaxed atmosphere - both hemispheres working together #ELTchat
12:29 pm lucycooker: @dudeneyge let's face it, there are good reasons why #ELTchat
12:29 pm MartinWarters: @dudeneyge #ELTchat I hope not! What does that say about British (used loosely) culture? We laugh at incompetency to make us feel better?:)
12:29 pm chucksandy: RT @michelleworgan: One funny game is sausages where the answer to every question must be "sausages" and no-one is allowed to laugh #ELTchat
12:29 pm vladkaslniecko: my business students love short clips from IT Crowd, you can find them on YT...great really #ELTchat
12:29 pm ESLnottingham: teahing pron can be fun, making lots of silly faces and linking the sounds to things like animals or funny situations. #ELTchat
12:29 pm TEFL101: Fawlty Towers is very good. Ss can identify with Manuel and some love John Cleese's RP accent... #eltchat
12:29 pm efl101: RT @dudeneyge: Mr. Bloody Bean... Best we can do? < showed German EFL class Dr Strangelove once, they loved it #ELTchat
12:29 pm ShellTerrell: RT @jeffliwag: Humor makes it easier 4 me 2 get thr4 those w/ tough affective filters/walls & sometimes even get them 2 participate #eltchat
12:29 pm DaveDodgson: @michelleworgan "Granny's underpants" is another variation :) #ELTchat
12:29 pm dudeneyge: Benny Hill? The Daily Sport of televisual 'comedy'... I fear for our profession sometimes #ELTchat
12:29 pm michelleworgan: @ShellTerrell I remember liking Benny Hill when I was a child - v obvious slapstick and also sexist! Lots of scantily clad nurses #eltchat
12:30 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @AnnaMusielak: It's easier to learn in a relaxed atmosphere - both hemispheres working together #ELTchat
12:30 pm NahumG: RT @DaveDodgson: RT @analomba: Humor should be a given with young children, but surprisingly many people don't use it #eltchat via @tonnet
12:30 pm luthcal: It's easier to envolve all Ss with funny activities, even the shy ones. #ELTchat
12:30 pm AnnaMusielak: I use Gary Larson's cartoons very often #ELTChat
12:30 pm afternoonguide: RT @esolcourses: maybe not to everyone's taste (a bit edgy) but some examples from coursebook that uses humour to teach grammar http://bit.ly/id3ikQ #ELTChat
12:30 pm ShellTerrell: @jeffliwag What a wonderful benefit! #Eltchat
12:30 pm ShellTerrell: What are ways we can bring more humour into the classroom without telling jokes? #ELTChat
12:30 pm ShellTerrell: Agree! RT @luthcal: It's easier to envolve all Ss with funny activities, even the shy ones. #ELTchat
12:30 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: Agree! RT @luthcal: It's easier to envolve all Ss with funny activities, even the shy ones. #ELTchat
12:30 pm DaveDodgson: RT @ShellTerrell: What are ways we can bring more humour into the classroom without telling jokes? #ELTChat
12:31 pm EwelinaGonera: RT @analomba: Storytelling + acting RT @ShellTerrell: What are ways you have used to bring humour to beginner speakers of the language? #ELTChat #langchat
12:31 pm malusciamarelli: RT @ShellTerrell At the end of my classes I just feel better having laughed! Makes me have a different care for our profession #ELTchat
12:31 pm Marisa_C: RT @ShellTerrell: What are ways we can bring more humour into the classroom without telling jokes? #ELTChat
12:31 pm chucksandy: RT @ShellTerrell: What are ways we can bring more humour into the classroom without telling jokes? #ELTchat
12:31 pm MBenevides: @ShellTerrell Sausages! #eltchat
12:31 pm AnnaMusielak: I also tell funny situations that happened to me - sometimes very embarrasing ones - ss are more willing to share later #ELTCHAT
12:31 pm analomba: I rewrite familiar stories and then include humorous twists - the unexpected is also a trick to catch their attention #eltchat #langchat
12:31 pm ShellTerrell: @MBenevides Hilarious! It works! I'm already ROTFL! #Eltchat
12:31 pm michelleworgan: @DaveDodgson Oh yes, you wrote a blogpost about that, didn't you? #eltchat
12:31 pm chucksandy: RT @luthcal: Its easier to envolve all Ss with funny activities, even the shy ones. #ELTchat
12:31 pm marekandrews: good article by colleagues of mine about energy in the classroom, humour is part of ithttp://tinyurl.com/372eslx#eltchat
12:31 pm luthcal: Movement games is good to make it fun. #ELTchat
12:31 pm DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell I've used photoshop to put student heads on famous bodies for description lessons #ELTchat
12:31 pm Marisa_C: @ShellTerrell Creating nonsense (by the Ss) is a good way without telling jokes - #Eltchat
12:31 pm vladkaslniecko: humour -- less anxiety -- more production -- more confidence -- greater motivation -- sucess ;-) #ELTchat
12:31 pm ShellTerrell: RT @DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell I've used photoshop to put student heads on famous bodies for description lessons #ELTchat
12:32 pm Marisa_C: RT @vladkaslniecko: humour -- less anxiety -- more production -- more confidence -- greater motivation -- sucess ;-) #ELTchat
12:32 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @marekandrews: good article by colleagues of mine about energy in the classroom, humour is part of it http://tinyurl.com/372eslx #eltchat
12:32 pm efl101: RT @ShellTerrell: What are ways we can bring more humour in without telling jokes? > funny mistakes etc can be good (with care) #ELTchat
12:32 pm michelleworgan: Changing important words in a story/paragraph/text etc can be amusing if they use their imaginations #eltchat
12:32 pm analomba: I agree! Getting ss moving adds to the fun! RT @luthcal: Movement games is good to make it fun. #ELTchat
12:32 pm chucksandy: RT @marekandrews good article by colleagues of mine about energy in the classroom, humour is part of it http://tinyurl.com/372eslx #ELTchat
12:32 pm DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell Anectdotes, funny stoires, cultural experiences are all good ways to use humour without a quick one-liner #ELTchat
12:32 pm ShellTerrell: RT @efl101: RT @ShellTerrell: What are ways we can bring more humour in without telling jokes? > funny mistakes etc can be good (with care) #ELTchat
12:32 pm ESLnottingham: I know a teacher who threatens his sts with a toy snake if they forget the 3rd person or plural S, always gets a laugh #ELTchat
12:32 pm gret: RT @vladkaslniecko: humour -- less anxiety -- more production -- more confidence -- greater motivation -- sucess ;-) #ELTchat
12:32 pm ShellTerrell: RT @DaveDodgson: Anectdotes, funny stoires, cultural experiences are all good ways to use humour without a quick one-liner #ELTchat
12:32 pm paulinobrener: @ShellTerrell silly songs with lots of movement are use ful #ELTchat
12:32 pm AnnaMusielak: putting a twist on the CB activities by personalising them/making them less serious #ELTchat
12:33 pm DaveDodgson: @michelleworgan "Granny's underpants"? Not blogged about that... yet ;) #ELTchat
12:33 pm ShellTerrell: Yes! RT @paulinobrener: silly songs with lots of movement are use ful #ELTchat
12:33 pm sarah_SKB: @ShellTerrell a lot of creative tasks can lead to Ss using what they think is funny #ELTchat
12:33 pm gret: @DaveDodgson @ShellTerrell I like that! I might try it this year! #ELTChat
12:33 pm paulinobrener: @ShellTerrell also, be open to the moment, improvise, seize the moment #ELTchat
12:33 pm Marisa_C: Roleplays with huge mismatches are good fun e.g. apply for a PA position bt can only say 5 wrds in ENglish #ELTchat
12:33 pm luthcal: Asking Ss to explain nonsense situations in which they are involved. #ELTchat
12:33 pm yitzha_sarwono: RT @chucksandy: RT @marekandrews good article by colleagues of mine about energy in the classroom, humour is part of it http://tinyurl.com/372eslx #ELTchat
12:33 pm michelleworgan: @ESLnottingham Great idea! I actually have a toy snake! Love it! #eltchat
12:33 pm efl101: drama/acting can make good humour - sts often very funny, esp if sts write scripts #ELTchat
12:34 pm DaveDodgson: @AnnaMusielak I love making fun of the people in the CB - must apologise to all those stock photo models :p #ELTchat
12:34 pm yearinthelifeof: @DaveDodgson @ShellTerrell Make sure they're comfortable with it before you do it! #ELTchat
12:34 pm lucycooker: @luthcal One student asked to do a back flip in the first class. what a gift! everyone relaxed and whole class loved it :) #ELTchat
12:34 pm MartinWarters: #ELTchat I remember all my Polish students being shocked bcos I didn't like Benny Hill! Strange how some icons are revered...
12:34 pm paulinobrener: @ShellTerrell if you have a chance to take clown technique (european style) classes, i highly recommend that. #ELTchat
12:34 pm DaveDodgson: RT @efl101: drama/acting can make good humour - sts often very funny, esp if sts write scripts #ELTchat
12:34 pm marekandrews: and Rose Senior is fab on humour in the class in her books, articles+PhD http://tinyurl.com/6gewkae#eltchat
12:34 pm michelleworgan: RT @paulinobrener: @ShellTerrell silly songs with lots of movement are use ful #ELTchat|I found a peanut/On top of spaghetti #eltchat
12:34 pm luthcal: Creating funny versions for pop songs. #ELTchat
12:34 pm JoshSRound: RT @efl101: drama/acting can make good humour - sts often very funny, esp if sts write scripts #ELTchat
12:34 pm yitzha_sarwono: RT @luthcal: Asking Ss to explain nonsense situations in which they are involved. #ELTchat
12:34 pm sarah_SKB: But can changing texts to nonsense = confusion for some students? #ELTchat
12:34 pm chucksandy: @sarah_SKB @ShellTerrell "a lot of creative tasks can lead to Ss using what they think is funny" Great if they think it's funny #ELTchat
12:34 pm AnnaMusielak: Travel agent role play switched - a martian trying to book an all inclusive hols on Venus #ELTchat
12:34 pm DaveDodgson: @yearinthelifeof @ShellTerrell The main problem I've had is once you do it, they demand it again & again! #ELTchat
12:35 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl good for higher-level SS - often known from Disney films wn not in culture http://bit.ly/hDuNo2
12:35 pm paulinobrener: @ShellTerrell clown technique (european style) are not about being funny but being in the moments and bring very earnest #ELTchat
12:35 pm SugarJo: RT @DaveDodgson: @AnnaMusielak I love making fun of the people in the CB-must apologise to all those stock photo models :p #ELTchat YES!
12:35 pm chucksandy: RT @marekandrews: and Rose Senior is fab on humour in the class in her books, articles+PhDhttp://tinyurl.com/6gewkae #ELTchat
12:35 pm gret: @efl101 agreed! I always make my students write their own scripts. They really enjoy doing it! #ELTChat
12:35 pm esolcourses: Quirky/bizarre topical stories from the news are always good fun http://bit.ly/330TGT #ELTchat
12:35 pm AnnaMusielak: RT @luthcal Creating funny versions for pop songs. #ELTchat - or making a class song incorporating all ss:)
12:35 pm efl101: imp to allow sts to be funny, they like getting others to laugh - human nature probably #ELTchat
12:35 pm euromovilidad: RT @analomba: Trying different voices and personalities in roleplaying - lots of fun and lots of language learning #eltchat #langchat #actfl
12:35 pm analomba: What a problem! :) @yearinthelifeof @ShellTerrell The main problem I've had is once you do it, they demand it again & again! #ELTchat
12:35 pm ShellTerrell: Really love @cheimi10 's lessons with the Mr. Men & Little Misses Characters http://bit.ly/hIDfHt#eltchat Students invent their own
12:35 pm michelleworgan: @sandymillin Roald Dahl is fantastic! I do Rev Rhymes with upp int and adv #eltchat
12:35 pm efl101: @gret yes me too! #ELTchat
12:35 pm TEFL101: A funny person is funny in their L2 too. Same with idiomatic language. #eltchat
12:36 pm chucksandy: is there such a thing as "too much" humor in class? Sure it's good in doses but can it become too much? #ELTchat
12:36 pm vladkaslniecko: get them draw few cards, randomly, from a pack of REALLY various vocab, use them all to create a story...funny storytelling #ELTchat
12:36 pm ShellTerrell: @analomba @yearinthelifeof I agree! That is a good problem to have #ELtchat
12:36 pm ShellTerrell: RT @chucksandy: is there such a thing as "too much" humor in class? Sure it's good in doses but can it become too much? #ELTchat
12:36 pm Marisa_C: RT @esolcourses: Quirky/bizarre topical stories from the news are always good funhttp://bit.ly/330TGT #ELTchat
12:36 pm adhockley: @dudeneyge By "our profession" there are you talking about ELT or comedy? #ELTchat
12:36 pm michelleworgan: Actually the stds generally take mick out of CB photo people anyway! Sometimes they still look v 90s! #eltchat
12:36 pm chucksandy: RT @adhockley: @dudeneyge By "our profession" there are you talking about ELT or comedy? #ELTchat
12:37 pm cuevash: @shellterrell Satire and hyperbole work well for many MS and HS students. #ELTChat
12:37 pm Marisa_C: @esolcourses there was a mail list "true stories' i think it was called which sent lots of stuff like that #ELTchat
12:37 pm marekandrews: @chucksandy @ShellTerrell @Marisa_C need to go, good luck+thanks for moderating this very serious topic:) #eltchat
12:37 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @ShellTerrell: Really love @cheimi10 's lessons with the Mr. Men & Little Misses Charactershttp://bit.ly/hIDfHt#eltchat Students invent their own
12:37 pm AnnaMusielak: Asking mad questions YL love it, e.g. do you like spider cookies? is your neighbour a superman;) #ELTCHAT
12:37 pm ShellTerrell: RT @AnnaMusielak: Asking mad questions YL love it, e.g. do you like spider cookies? is your neighbour a superman;) #ELTCHAT
12:37 pm Marisa_C: RT @chucksandy: is there such a thing as "too much" humor in class? Sure it's good in doses but can it become too much? #ELTchat
12:37 pm JoshSRound: @ShellTerrell @chucksandy Too much when 'funny' student starts dominating, need to be wary of that #ELTchat
12:37 pm michelleworgan: @chucksandy Well yes, can't all be fun and games, have to knuckle down and work too #eltchat
12:38 pm chucksandy: RT @marekandrews: thanks for joining! Have a great day! #ELTchat
12:38 pm ShellTerrell: @cuevash Great point! I think a high level of language is needed though #Eltchat
12:38 pm yitzha_sarwono: I believe engaging in too much humor is okay as long as it's not a slapstick or referring to one's incapability #ELTchat
12:38 pm Marisa_C: @chucksandy I think you can have too much; can get out of control - be humorous if possible and if appropriate to topic #ELTchat
12:38 pm vladkaslniecko: @chucksandy Ts need to be careful...read the stds reactions #ELTchat
12:38 pm AnnaMusielak: @JoshSRound yes, sometimes the class joker takes over...#ELTCHAT
12:38 pm chucksandy: RT @yitzha_sarwono: I believe engaging in too much humor is okay as long as its not a slapstick or referring to ones incapability #ELTchat
12:38 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Some forwards can be good too. Rules for evil overlords http://bit.ly/efVMq3
12:38 pm DaveDodgson: RT @JoshSRound: @ShellTerrell @chucksandy Too much when 'funny' student starts dominating, need to be wary of that #ELTchat
12:39 pm cuevash: @shellterrell For ex., teaching presentation skills by creating a presentation w/ elements that r undesireable, annoying, funny... #ELTChat
12:39 pm michelleworgan: Be careful woth giggly teens who lose control and the class will be spent laughing about nothing #eltchat
12:39 pm ShellTerrell: @chucksandy Probably wont get raving reviews if all we do is laugh Have to remember its not our standup comedy hr #Eltchat
12:39 pm Marisa_C: RT @JoshSRound: @ShellTerrell @chucksandy Too much when 'funny' student starts dominating, need to be wary of that #ELTchat
12:39 pm DaveDodgson: RT @vladkaslniecko: @chucksandy Ts need to be careful...read the stds reactions #ELTchat <-- Yes, class rapport & atmosphere important
12:39 pm ShellTerrell: @JoshSRound That is a really good point! I have had this happen before & dealing with it was tricky #ELTChat
12:39 pm lucycooker: Great ideas everyone. Thanks! Have to go. Hope to join next time. #ELTchat
12:39 pm sandymillin: @chucksandy Depends on SS and aims of course. Also depends on if teaching humour, or just relaxed in class. Latter norm. possible #eltchat
12:40 pm DaveDodgson: Always the same with anyone who tries to be funny - don't try too hard! #ELTchat
12:40 pm NewsNeus: Fun helps to learn in openminding ways... #ELTchat@ShellTerrell
12:40 pm chucksandy: frankly i think one can start a class off on the wrong foot by beginning a term w/ lots of humor. Ss come to expect it every class #ELTchat
12:40 pm TEFL101: Self deprecation breaks the ice with nervous ss. They don't expect it. #eltchat
12:40 pm esolcourses: RT @DaveDodgson: RT @JoshSRound: @ShellTerrell@chucksandy Too much when 'funny' student starts dominating #ELTchat ] or funny teacher! ;-)
12:40 pm cuevash: @shellterrell We're currently working on the lousy PPT. After watching a handful of presentations they understand what to avoid. #ELTChat
12:40 pm JoshSRound: @ShellTerrell @chucksandy Some 'funny' teachers also over-rely on their 'charisma' and forget the teaching bit!! #ELTchat
12:40 pm ShellTerrell: RT @paulinobrener: clown technique (european style) are not about being funny but being in the moments and bring very earnest #ELTchat
12:40 pm sandymillin: @ShellTerrell How do you deal with class clowns dominating? #ELTChat
12:40 pm chucksandy: @lucycooker: thanks for joining! #ELTchat
12:40 pm ShellTerrell: @DaveDodgson That's a good problem to have! LOL! #ELtchat
12:40 pm yitzha_sarwono: when i teach senior high ,they wouldn't acknowledge me unless I keep up with the trend,so it's not always humor to reach them #ELTchat
12:41 pm chucksandy: RT @JoshSRound: @ShellTerrell Some funny teachers also over-rely on their charisma and forget the teaching bit!! #ELTchat
12:41 pm ShellTerrell: Great tip! RT @yearinthelifeof: Make sure they're comfortable with it before you do it! #ELTchat
12:41 pm ShellTerrell: RT @paulinobrener: be open to the moment, improvise, seize the moment #ELTchat
12:41 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @DaveDodgson: Always the same with anyone who tries to be funny - don't try too hard! #ELTchat
12:41 pm chucksandy: RT @sandymillin: @ShellTerrell How do you deal with class clowns dominating? #ELTchat
12:41 pm Marisa_C: Has anyone used a book called "Lessons with Laughter'? http://amzn.to/ew6Vwp #ELTchat - never have and was wondering
12:41 pm DaveDodgson: Trying to be funny can lead to being seen as a show-off - true for students AND teachers #ELTchat
12:41 pm efl101: RT @sandymillin: @ShellTerrell How do you deal with class clowns dominating? > often find rest of class deal with them #ELTchat
12:41 pm paulinobrener: @DaveDodgson teacher needs to be aware not to be an entertainer all the time #ELTchat
12:41 pm ShellTerrell: @sandymillin Great question! #eltchat
12:41 pm AnnaMusielak: RT @esolcourses @chucksandy Too much when 'funny' student starts dominating #ELTchat ] or funny teacher! ;-)
12:41 pm esolcourses: @Marisa_C vaguely remember that... urban legends is another good source of humour. Learners have to guess if stories are T or F #ELTChat
12:42 pm chucksandy: RT @efl101: RT @sandymillin: @ShellTerrell How do you deal with class clowns dominating? > often find rest of class deal with them #ELTchat
12:42 pm ShellTerrell: @efl101 @sandymillin If the class deals with it though then it may lead to bullying #eltchat
12:42 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C Have used it once or twice, but feels forced sometimes. Also high level from what I remember #ELTchat
12:42 pm sarah_SKB: Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? #ELTchat
12:42 pm chucksandy: RT @AnnaMusielak: RT @esolcourses @chucksandy Too much when funny student starts dominating #ELTchat ] or funny teacher! ;-) #ELTchat
12:42 pm bruno_cesar82: RT @michelleworgan: Be careful woth giggly teens who lose control and the class will be spent laughing about nothing #eltchat
12:42 pm efl101: RT @DaveDodgson: Trying to be funny can lead to being seen as a show-off - > yes some people = very trying #ELTchat
12:42 pm yitzha_sarwono: @chucksandy being funny and being a clown are two different thing actually.Funny is ok as long as you maintain the integrity #ELTchat
12:42 pm TEFL101: I find riddles work much better than jokes. #eltchat
12:42 pm Marisa_C: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? #ELTchat > good Q - wd choose inspiring any time
12:43 pm michelleworgan: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? #ELTchat| serious but with sense of humour when required
12:43 pm ShellTerrell: Gr8 idea! RT @KiaAisha: taught inferences w/ comics w/o words. Funny 2 C what my Ss thought happened. Today they make their own #eltchat
12:43 pm chucksandy: RT @esolcourses: I love those urban legends activities. Lots of fun. Learners have to guess if stories are T or F #ELTchat
12:43 pm DaveDodgson: Students (esp YLs) need to learn by experience - teacher needs to guide them on when humour is appropriate and when it's not #ELTchat
12:43 pm cuevash: @shellterrell via stop animation, flip books, role playing, video... #ELTChat
12:43 pm ShellTerrell: RT @cuevash: teaching presentation skills by creating a presentation w/ elements that r undesireable, annoying, funny... #ELTChat
12:43 pm kathyecks: @ShellTerrell Discuss elements of humor: word play, the unexpected. Try classic humorous stories, eg "The Donuts" (Homer Price) #ELTchat
12:43 pm analomba: Oh, no! More snow! Have to go. Thanks for making yet another snowy morning lots of fun #eltchat
12:43 pm esolcourses: RT @Marisa_C RT @sarah_SKB Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? #ELTchat > good Q - wd choose inspiring any time
12:43 pm AnnaMusielak: @bruno_cesar82 @michelleworgan fits of laughter happen a lot with YL #ELTchat
12:43 pm Marisa_C: Anyone care to share link og Urban legends? #ELTchat
12:43 pm paulinobrener: teacher can make fun of his/her mistakes #ELTchat
12:43 pm efl101: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? not sure they are mutually exclusive - time & place #ELTchat
12:43 pm ShellTerrell: RT @kathyecks: Discuss elements of humor: word play, the unexpected. Try classic humorous stories, eg "The Donuts" (Homer Price) #ELTchat
12:43 pm michelleworgan: RT @DaveDodgson: Students (esp YLs) need to learn by experience - teacher needs to guide them on when humour is appropriate or not #ELTchat
12:44 pm Marisa_C: @sarah_SKB inspiring can include being serious as well as funny - hope I slipped out of that trap! #ELTchat :-D
12:44 pm ShellTerrell: Today's transcript is going to full of a treasure trove of humouros materials to use in the classroom! #Eltchat
12:44 pm chucksandy: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? ... I'd rather be known as a fun teacher ^^ #ELTchat
12:44 pm ESLnottingham: it depends on the sts too, n their cultural bkgnd.some wont step in to keep the class clowns in check n then feel left out #ELTchat
12:44 pm sandymillin: RT @ESLnottingham: it depends on the sts too, n their cultural bkgnd.some wont step in to keep the class clowns in check n then feel left out #ELTchat
12:45 pm bruno_cesar82: :-) RT @annamusielak: @bruno_cesar82 love friends #ELTchat
12:45 pm yearinthelifeof: @Marisa_C www.snopes.com #ELTchat
12:45 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @Marisa_C: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? #ELTchat > good Q - wd choose inspiring any time
12:45 pm gret: RT @ShellTerrell: Today's transcript is going to full of a treasure trove of humouros materials to use in the classroom! #Eltchat
12:45 pm afternoonguide: @sandymillin @ShellTerrell Take the mickey out of them? :) Some cue when to be serious +tricks to make talkers listen to others #ELTchat
12:45 pm gknightbkk: Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher? Lost control of his pupils. #eltchat
12:45 pm ShellTerrell: RT @gknightbkk: Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher? Lost control of his pupils. #eltchat
12:45 pm chucksandy: @Marisa_Chttp://www.snopes.com/ as a good source for urban legends #ELTchat
12:45 pm ShellTerrell: RT @chucksandy: @Marisa_Chttp://www.snopes.com/as a good source for urban legends #ELTchat
12:46 pm yitzha_sarwono: @chucksandy @sarah_SKB i second that opinion! RE:fun teacher #ELTchat
12:46 pm SugarJo: A classroom is a delicate affair and the interplay between humour and seriousness is constantly shifting #ELTchat
12:46 pm AnnaMusielak: I also think that body language/humour have to "work together" if you know what I mean;) #ELTchat
12:46 pm chucksandy: RT @gknightbkk: Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher? Lost control of his pupils. #ELTchat
12:46 pm TEFL101: @sarah_SKB why not both! #eltchat
12:46 pm ShellTerrell: RT @afternoonguide: Take the mickey out of them? :) Some cue when to be serious +tricks to make talkers listen to others #ELTchat
12:46 pm efl101: uh oh sts banging on door, have to go, thanks for great chat everyone #ELTchat
12:46 pm Marisa_C: RT @chucksandy: @Marisa_Chttp://www.snopes.com/as a good source for urban legends @yearinthelifeofThanks! #ELTchat
12:46 pm Shookspeare: @Marisa_C I used several of the stories in "Lessons with Laughter" -- worked well. That was years ago. #ELTChat
12:46 pm vladkaslniecko: @Marisa_C @sarah_SKB i try to be seriously funny! :-) properly and wisely used humour may have serious impact #ELTchat
12:46 pm ShellTerrell: @afternoonguide That's great advice for dealing with class clowns who may potentially go overboard #Eltchat
12:47 pm Marisa_C: RT @lucycooker: @Marisa_C @chucksandy but can really get students engaged in thinking about cultural differences #ELTchat
12:47 pm ESLnottingham: teahing pron by making lots of silly faces and linking the sounds to things like animals or funny situations. #ELTchat
12:47 pm JeffreyLDecker: RT @gret: RT @ShellTerrell: Today's transcript is going to full of a treasure trove of humouros materials to use in the classroom! #Eltchat
12:47 pm bruno_cesar82: humor improves student receptiveness to alarming or difficult material, and ultimately has a positive affect on test performance #ELTchat
12:47 pm Marisa_C: RT @MartinWarters: #ELTchat How about the two comedy EFL classics of monty python & Mr bean? > I love Monty Python!
12:47 pm ShellTerrell: @bruno_cesar82 Was this your topic you proposed? #ELTchat
12:47 pm esolcourses: RT @Marisa_C: RT @MartinWarters: #ELTchat How about the two comedy EFL classics of monty python & Mr bean? > I love Monty Python!
12:48 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: RT @MartinWarters: #ELTchat How about the two comedy EFL classics of monty python & Mr bean? > I love Monty Python!
12:48 pm Marisa_C: My personal top choice would be Spike Milligan - he has so much you can find sth for any level #ELTchat
12:48 pm ESLnottingham: I know a teacher who threatens his students with a toy snake if they forget the 3rd person or plural S, always gets a laugh #ELTchat
12:48 pm gret: RT @bruno_cesar82: humor improves student receptiveness to alarming or difficult material, and ultimately has a positive affect on test performance #ELTchat
12:48 pm michelleworgan: @Marisa_C Monty Python is much better than Bean! Unfortunately need highish level to find it funny #eltchat
12:48 pm SueannaN: Hello, I can catch the last few minutes.#ELTchat
12:48 pm ShellTerrell: @KiaAisha Please share them if you can! #ELTchat
12:49 pm afternoonguide: @ShellTerrell The 'serious teacher' persona can also be utilised to humorous effect, especially if the jokes aren't too frequent. #ELTchat
12:49 pm bruno_cesar82: #ELTchat I always like the idea of getting sts to search for puns and have them explain both meanings to class. We laugh a lot!
12:49 pm Marisa_C: @SueAnnan Great ! Jump in! #ELTchat
12:49 pm yitzha_sarwono: RT @bruno_cesar82: humor improves student receptiveness to alarming or difficult material, and ultimately has a positive affect on test performance #ELTchat
12:49 pm ShellTerrell: RT @afternoonguide: 'serious teacher' persona can also be utilised to humorous effect, especially if the jokes aren't too frequent. #ELTchat
12:49 pm esolcourses: @MartinWarters @SueAnnan @Marisa_C used the dead parrot sketch in lesson once about complaining :-) #ELTchat
12:49 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C A simple Spike Milligan for most levels I think :) http://bit.ly/dXQjpv #ELTchat
12:49 pm michelleworgan: I love Peter Kay but is far too steeped in Brit working class culture for stds to get it #eltchat
12:49 pm JoshSRound: Fawlty Towers one of my faves, mentioned earlier I think. Also better for higher levels #ELTchat
12:50 pm chucksandy: @SueAnnan glad you could make it! #ELTchat
12:50 pm vladkaslniecko: @SueAnnan hi Sue :-) hope you are enjoying the day...great #ELTchat
12:50 pm AnnaMusielak: I use Fawlty Towers, Friends, #ELTchat
12:50 pm SueannaN: Does the fact that students all find different things amusing matter?#ELTchat
12:50 pm Marisa_C: RT @JoshSRound: Fawlty Towers one of my faves, mentioned earlier I think. Also better for higher levels #ELTchat
12:50 pm MartinWarters: @esolcourses @SueAnnan @Marisa_C #ELTchat. Classic usage:)
12:51 pm Marisa_C: Yes but Manolo in Fawlty Towers is always great for all levels!!! :-D #ELTchat
12:51 pm bruno_cesar82: Yeap! :-) RT @shellterrell: @bruno_cesar82 Was this your topic you proposed? #ELTchat
12:51 pm AnnaMusielak: RT @JoshSRound Fawlty Towers one of my faves, mentioned earlier I think. Also better for higher levels #ELTchat
12:51 pm vladkaslniecko: RT @SueannaN: Does the fact that students all find different things amusing matter?#ELTchat
12:51 pm MartinWarters: @michelleworgan #ELTchat SAme vibe with the mighty boosh, and royle family.
12:52 pm michelleworgan: @Marisa_C Have to be careful with Manuel in FT in Spain - don't want it to look like the Brits are being patronising! #eltchat
12:52 pm corriekelly: RT @bruno_cesar82: humor improves student receptiveness to alarming or difficult material, and ultimately has a positive affect on test performance #ELTchat
12:52 pm ShellTerrell: @bruno_cesar82 Wow! What a great conversation! Thanks for proposing it! #ELTchat
12:52 pm Marisa_C: @MartinWarters #ELTchat You reminded me of George Bush... another great source! :-) #ELTchat
12:52 pm SueannaN: RT @MartinWarters: @michelleworgan #ELTchat SAme vibe with the mighty boosh, and royle family.> I don't find them funny myself
12:52 pm rburnett8: RT @gknightbkk: Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher? Lost control of his pupils. #eltchat
12:52 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Red Nose Day happens soon in UK - March 18 (planning lesson now) - comedians raise money for charities. Cultural awareness opp?
12:52 pm AnnaMusielak: Some episodes of Blackadder also work well #ELTCHAT
12:52 pm Marisa_C: @michelleworgan that is a great point - and they are actually - but that too can bebrought out #eltchat
12:52 pm bruno_cesar82: I use the activity: Top 10 things you should know about me. Advanced learner get a kick out of doing this and it's always fun! #ELTchat
12:52 pm lesliedavison: RT @gret: humor improves student receptiveness to alarming or difficult material, and ultimately a positive affect on performance #ELTchat
12:53 pm ShellTerrell: RT @bruno_cesar82: I use the activity: Top 10 things you should know about me. Advanced learner get a kick out of doing this and it's always fun! #ELTchat
12:53 pm michelleworgan: @Marisa_C Yes, I discussed politically correctness in 1970s and now #eltchat
12:53 pm SueannaN: Allo' Allo? #ELTchat
12:53 pm afternoonguide: @AnnaMusielak "Friends" sold as pirated DVD package in China: learn English by watching 'Friends" #ELTchat
12:53 pm AnnaMusielak: RT @bruno_cesar82 Top 10 things you should know about me. Advanced learner get a kick out of doing this and it's always fun! #ELTchat
12:53 pm adhockley: #ELTChat Shouldn;t we be dealing with emergent humour rather than the tyrannical straightjacket of the BBC video library? :-)
12:53 pm michelleworgan: RT @adhockley: #ELTChat Shouldn;t we be dealing with emergent humour rather than the tyrannical straightjacket of the BBC video library? :-)
12:53 pm MartinWarters: @Marisa_C #ELTchat hopefully the comments and not physically:)
12:53 pm AnnaMusielak: @SueAnnan Allo Allo def:) #ELTChat
12:53 pm yitzha_sarwono: RT @bruno_cesar82: I use the activity: Top 10 things you should know about me. Advanced learner get a kick out of doing this and it's always fun! #ELTchat
12:53 pm ShellTerrell: RT @adhockley: #ELTChat Shouldn;t we be dealing with emergent humour rather than the tyrannical straightjacket of the BBC video library? :-)
12:53 pm Marisa_C: We have forgotten all about getting to the "Aha!" moment! How can humour make students "see"? #ELTchat
12:54 pm SueannaN: RT @AnnaMusielak: @SueAnnan Allo Allo def:) #ELTChatbut is the stereotyping offensive?
12:54 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: We have forgotten all about getting to the "Aha!" moment! How can humour make students "see"? #ELTchat
12:54 pm cmgladis: RT @sarah_SKB: Would you rather be known (by Ss) as a funny or serious teacher? // I prefer "Evil Overlord," myself.... #ELTchat
12:54 pm chucksandy: RT @Marisa_C: We have forgotten all about getting to the "Aha!" moment! How can humour make students "see"? #ELTchat
12:54 pm ShellTerrell: I do believe emergent humour much better for teaching #ELTChat
12:54 pm yitzha_sarwono: @bruno_cesar82 wow! you sure come out with a great opinion! love them all! #ELTchat
12:54 pm gret: @ShellTerrell @bruno_cesar82 I use a funny all about me activity with my 5th graders. We all have so much fun! #ELTChat
12:54 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: We have forgotten all about getting to the "Aha!" moment! How can humour make students "see"? #ELTchat
12:54 pm bruno_cesar82: RT @annamusielak: I also think that body language/humour have to "work together" if you know what I mean;) #ELTchat
12:54 pm chucksandy: RT @adhockley: Shouldn't we be dealing with emergent humour rather than the tyrannical straightjacket of the BBC video library?:-) #ELTchat
12:55 pm vladkaslniecko: Dear friends! Such a great and FUNNY time with you...unfortunatelly, I have to go :( Have Fun! :-D #ELTchat
12:55 pm michelleworgan: How about guessing which answers are lies/truth - stds can be imaginative and can be v funny #eltchat
12:55 pm AnnaMusielak: @SueAnnan Polish ss love it;) #ELTchat
12:55 pm michelleworgan: @afternoonguide Yes he was, it was only on for a few epsiodes years ago though #eltchat
12:55 pm DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell @Marisa_C 'playing dumb' really streches the students as they try to explain something obvious to you ('aha') #ELTchat
12:56 pm chucksandy: @vladkaslniecko: thanks! enjoy the day ahead! #ELTchat
12:56 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C #eltchat 'aha' moment comes when SS 'get' humour - a little high that justifies their efforts
12:56 pm gret: RT @DaveDodgson: @ShellTerrell @Marisa_C 'playing dumb' really streches the students as they try to explain something obvious to you ('aha') #ELTchat
12:56 pm Marisa_C: RT @DaveDodgson: @Marisa_C 'playing dumb' really streches the students as they try to explain something obvious to you ('aha') #ELTchat
12:56 pm bruno_cesar82: Mr.Bean rocks. I'm really fond of mute comedy. Sts get the chance to think beyond words! RT @marisa_c #ELTchat
12:56 pm JoshSRound: @ShellTerrell @adhockley Absolutely, emergent humour is best. But the occasional bit of classic comedy can't hurt... #ELTchat
12:56 pm SueannaN: RT @bruno_cesar82: Mr.Bean rocks. I'm really fond of mute comedy. Sts get the chance to think beyond words! RT @marisa_c #ELTchat
12:57 pm ShellTerrell: One thing that always works in my classes is bringing Rosco, my pug, into lessonshttp://on.fb.me/i4a0pI#eltchat
12:57 pm chucksandy: truth/lie game: Ss come up w/ two stories. 1 true. 1 lie. Ss then try to fool each other. Great liars makes the activity funny. #ELTchat
12:57 pm vladkaslniecko: @Marisa_C @chucksandy @ShellTerrell my thanks to great moderators....;-) #ELTchat
12:57 pm DaveDodgson: @bruno_cesar82 Good to ask them to describe the scene afterwards or act it out with words #ELTchat
12:57 pm afternoonguide: @Marisa_C Humour is a great way for students to identify and remember false friends, especially if the learners have the same L1. #ELTchat
12:57 pm ESLnottingham: Allo Allo cud b gd, sts can find it funny 2 c how other cultures stereotype them, still need 2 b careful make sure u know sts well #ELTchat
12:57 pm bruno_cesar82: Humorous breaks during a lesson promote learning by allowing the brain a "breather" to process and integrate lesson material #ELTchat
12:57 pm chucksandy: RT @ShellTerrell: One thing that always works in my classes is bringing Rosco, my pug, into lessonshttp://on.fb.me/i4a0pI #ELTchat
12:58 pm Marisa_C: RT @chucksandy: truth/lie game: Ss come up w/ two stories. 1 true1 lie. Ss try to fool each other.Great liars makesactivity funny. #ELTchat
12:58 pm sarah_SKB: @marisa C Aha moments - with minimal pairs? #ELTchat
12:58 pm JoshSRound: 'Aha! - You mean the Alan Partridge bit ;-) #ELTchat
12:58 pm lesliedavison: Me too. I cant "plan" to be funny, it just happens. RT @ShellTerrell: I do believe emergent humour much better for teaching #ELTChat
12:58 pm michelleworgan: RT @bruno_cesar82: Humorous breaks during a lesson promote learning by allowing the brain a "breather" to process and #ELTchat
12:58 pm Marisa_C: Rewrites or summaries where Ss insert lies also can produce laughter #ELTchat
12:58 pm adhockley: @JoshSRound Occasionally, yes. (I was actually joking with the "emergent humour" thing really) #eltchat
12:59 pm chucksandy: RT @Marisa_C: Rewrites or summaries where Ss insert lies also can produce laughter #ELTchat
12:59 pm ESLnottingham: RT @afternoonguide: Humour is a gr8 way 4 students 2 identify & remember false friends, esp if the learners have the same L1. #ELTchat
12:59 pm JoshSRound: @adhockley @JoshSRound That humour thing - definitely tricky!! #ELTchat
12:59 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Read something from CB, change bits. SS spot mistakes and shout stop - correct it. They like being right!
12:59 pm adhockley: @JoshSRound Advantage with comedy videos to me are the ease with which you can select a very small piece, esp in a sketch show #eltchat
12:59 pm esolcourses: Silent cartoons are great fun, too! Get learners to summarise, put events in sequence, progress the story :-) http://bit.ly/eV3mM6 #ELTChat
12:59 pm SueannaN: Cartoons help with grammar mistakes too #ELTchat
1:00 pm gret: RT @lesliedavison: Me too. I cant "plan" to be funny, it just happens. RT @ShellTerrell: I do believe emergent humour much better for teaching #ELTChat
1:00 pm chucksandy: RT @bruno_cesar82: Humorous breaks during a lesson promote learning by allowing the brain a "breather" to process and #ELTchat
1:00 pm Swanny203: RT @esolcourses: Silent cartoons are great fun, too! Get learners to summarise, put events in sequence, progress the story :-) http://bit.ly/eV3mM6 #ELTChat
1:00 pm DaveDodgson: @hurleyinchina What do you mean? :p #ELTchat
1:00 pm AnnaMusielak: Writing silly dialogues and acting them out - great activity #ELTChat
1:00 pm afternoonguide: "Have I got news for you" type guess-the-headline games work well with higher level students + good way to deal 'boring' news #ELTchat
1:00 pm chucksandy: Well, I was going to say something funny, but I forgot the punchline. Thanks all for a good session! #ELTchat
1:01 pm SueannaN: Will catch up when the transcript comes out. Thanks everyne. Speak with you tonight.#ELTchat
1:01 pm Marisa_C: Well, how time flies on #ELTchat!!!!! Thanks to all for joining in and thanks to our fantastic guest moderator today! @chucksandy !!!!
1:01 pm ESLnottingham: great ice breaker - write 5 facts bout yrself on board, stranger the better. some r lies sts ask all sorts of daft qs 2 work it out #ELTchat
1:01 pm AnnaMusielak: @chucksandy Thank you:) That was my first #ELTChat :)
1:01 pm michelleworgan: See you next week, guys #eltchat
1:02 pm DaveDodgson: RT @chucksandy: Well, I was going to say something funny, but I forgot the punchline. Thanks all for a good session! #ELTchat <-- LOL
1:02 pm gret: @chucksandy LOL! Thank you! I've really enjoyed today's #ELTChat!
1:02 pm bruno_cesar82: RT @paulinobrener: Those who dont, you should introduce. LOL Mr Bean is a must in my class. YL love him! #ELTchat
1:02 pm ShellTerrell: @icristia I learn how to teach fr the Wiggles! They hold secret to success for YL classes. Kids worldwide adore & listen 2 them #eltchat
1:02 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: One thing that always works in my classes is bringing Rosco, my pug, into lessonshttp://on.fb.me/i4a0pI #eltchat LOL!
1:02 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Thanks to moderators @chucksandy, @Marisa_C@ShellTerrell. Hope to make it this evening (off to concert before!)
1:02 pm chucksandy: RT @AnnaMusielak: was great to see you here! Hope you come back next week ^^ (or later for the 2nd session) #ELTchat
1:02 pm MartinWarters: @chucksandy #ELTchat Ta for a nice hour. Enjoy the rest of the day. Two cannibals eating a clown...one says, does this taste funny to you?
1:02 pm ESLnottingham: great #ELTchat, my 1st one, will def join in again next time
1:02 pm ShellTerrell: @esolcourses Aha! See it worked! Got you to laugh Sue #ELTchat
1:02 pm sarah_SKB: Thanks everyone - really interesting! #ELTchat
1:03 pm Marisa_C: Thanks to @ShellTerrel for her great moderation ! #ELTchat is hotly of course continuing! Great stuff
1:03 pm gret: @ESLnottingham I use that activity a lot, it works great! They love getting to know about us and they also have fun! #ELTChat
1:03 pm AnnaMusielak: @chucksandy Will do my best:) Loved it:) #ELTChat
1:03 pm esolcourses: @ShellTerrell totally cute! have you considered renting him out for special occasions? ;-) #ELTChathttp://on.fb.me/i4a0pI
1:04 pm ShellTerrell: Thanks 4 such a fun chat! Thanks to the amazing @chucksandy & @Marisa_C for asking "Aha" questions that got "Ha ha" tips/ resources #ELTChat
1:04 pm chucksandy: RT @MartinWarters: Thanks too! One of my fave jokes: Two cannibals eating a clown...one says, does this taste funny to you? #ELTchat
1:04 pm Marisa_C: @ShellTerrell Ha ha!!! Good pun #ELTChat
1:04 pm esolcourses: RT @sandymillin #eltchat Thanks to moderators @chucksandy, @Marisa_C @ShellTerrell. Hope to make this evening, but if not, have a good one!
1:04 pm JoshSRound: Thanks all, have fun! #ELTchat
1:05 pm esolcourses: Thanks for another great #ELTChat, everyone! Catch you later :-)
1:05 pm DaveDodgson: @AnnaMusielak @Marisa_C @ShellTerrell @chucksandy@michelleworgan @efl101 @hurleyinchina@JoshSRoundThanks for a great #ELTchat
1:05 pm chucksandy: really enjoyed my first outing as a guest moderator. Thanks @marisa_c! Thanks @shell_terrell! What a great group of people! #ELTchat
1:05 pm Marisa_C: A transcript will be up soon and would like to ask anyone who blogs (or not) to write a summary #ELTchat
1:06 pm luthcal: Great people, couldn't focus cause I'm working, but had some funny ideas for my classes. Thank you all!! #ELTchat
1:06 pm bruno_cesar82: @sandymillin @Marisa_C Aha moment comes when humor allows sts to think beyong the lines in the joke... #ELTchat
1:06 pm Marisa_C: @chucksandy #ELTchat You did great, Chuck!!!! Thank you so much for moderating and for your great contributions !
1:06 pm ShellTerrell: RT @JoshSRound: Absolutely, emergent humour is best. But the occasional bit of classic comedy can't hurt... #ELTchat
1:07 pm DaveDodgson: @Marisa_C I'll try to get a summary up later on today or tomorrow :) #ELTchat
1:07 pm Marisa_C: @DaveDodgson You are an angel and I really look forward to your summary. Thanks!!!!!!! :-) #ELTchat
1:08 pm AnnaMusielak: Thank you for a great #ELTchat - my first (I was a bit stressed - but the funny topic helped;))
1:08 pm Marisa_C: @DaveDodgson will put up transcript asap #ELTchat

 

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