My favorite teachers all have one thing in common – they make me laugh. It’s not just that they are funny but that they are enjoying themselves as much as their audience. It’s infectious.
Whenever I’m listening to teachers who are taking themselves too seriously or not able to find the humor in life, I tune out immediately. I just can’t relate to it.
So when I teach, I try to bring in funny stories to get my point across. Not just because it’s fun (although that is a good reason!), but because I think it’s the most effective way to learn.