Laughter in the Classroom (Half Day)

A workshop for teachers exploring how laughter and humour can improve student performance

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Starting From £269
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

This workshop is available for establishments looking for strategies to introduce more laughter into the classroom environment. The workshop is for staff rather than students and is perfect for INSET days, CPD or to support initial teacher training and induction year NQT's.​ Introducing more laughter in to the classroom can… - Make learning more fun - Engage students and stimulate interest - Create ‘educational immediacy’ to enhance student/teacher relationships - Increases comprehension, retention and performance - Be a successful tool for managing conflict, difficult situations or sensitive content (when used correctly and effectively) - Improve the perception of the classroom environment resulting in a positive impact on absence, punctuality and disaffection - Increase concentration, alertness, creativity, divergent thinking and problem solving skills - Help pupils to reduce stress, tension and anxiety. The workshop will provide evidence to show the benefits laughter can have when correctly used in the learning process. It will explore the effective forms of humour to engage pupils and that complement and enhance learning which, evidence shows, can have a dramatic impact on grades. It will also examine the (surprisingly common) forms of humour used in the classroom which have a negative impact on learning and performance. Mental health issues amongst young people are on the increase. The causes are wide ranging and complex. Teachers are increasingly looked upon to have the skills to identify the early signs and respond effectively. We will explore this issue and explore strategies for creating a more mindful classroom to develop greater mental and emotional resilience. The session is delivered by a fully qualified (enhanced DBS checked) laughter therapist, who is an experienced lead practitioner, primary and secondary schools teacher trainer and former Advanced Skills Teacher with over 20 years experience working with secondary and FE students. **We advise a maximum of 30 people per session. We will gladly accommodate greater numbers, however you may want to consider booking a longer session and splitting the numbers across 2 workshops as it may prove more cost effective than adding another workshop assistant. If you wish to or to combine this workshop with either our 'Laughter For Teaching' or 'Laughter For Learners' workshop, contact us with your requirements and we will provide you with a bespoke package and quote to suit.**


Contact Details

+ +44 7543663901

barry@LaughTherapy.lol

Registered Office 76 Arden Way, Market Harborough, UK