Humor in School is Serious Business

By B. Lee Hurren.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This workshop will show that when taken seriously, humor in the classroom benefits teachers, students, and administrators. School need not be funny, but it can and should be fun.

Keywords: Teaching strategies, Teaching methods, Humor, Creativity, Motivation

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp.79-84. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 819.447KB).

Dr. B. Lee Hurren

B. Lee Hurren, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of North Alabama, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno, USA, and finished his dissertation on The Effects of Principals' Humor on Teachers' Job Satisfaction. He received his M.Ed. in Spanish Education from the University of Nevada, Reno. Lee earned his B.A. in Spanish from Southern Utah University, where he ran track and cross-country on scholarship for the Thunderbirds. Dr Hurren taught middle school Spanish, math, and reading for three years; and secondary Spanish and English as a Second Language for eight years in Reno, Nevada, USA, where he also coached track and cross-country for 11 years. He spent three years running professionally, earning about US$100 per month, which forced his wife to go to work as a school counselor to support his addiction to high mileage running (120 miles/200 Kilometers per week). He also spent two years as a service missionary in Chile, South America. Dr Hurren is a former stand-up comic and winner of the Doritos/Certs Comedy Competition. Lee and Susan Hurren have five lovely children, and they reside in Florence, Alabama, USA.

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