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Laughter Truly is the Best Medicine
You've always heard the phrase, "Laughter is the best medicine." In fact, there are several scientific research studies that support this simple phrase. For example, laughter relaxes the entire body, can lighten the mood if you're frustrated, and even triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural "feel good" chemicals. So, during this stretch of the year, when the winter blues seem to take over, and attitudes seem to be on the decline, seek out some laughter to get you through the day. Because, after all, winter break is within sight, but more importantly, there are students in your classroom who depend on your positive energy each day. Below are some tools and ideas to have a little laugh, feel a little better about the day, and have a positive outlook to make it to break!
One of the greatest feelings is knowing there are other educators out there who "get it" in terms of what educators endure on a daily basis. That's why relatable content can be so humorous. One of the sites I recently stumbled upon is Teacher Memes. Not only is it absolutely full of memes related to teaching, but it's even filtered by all aspects of the job: Grades and Homework, Celebrating a Snow Day, and even a jammed copy machine!
Teacher Humor Videos
Gerry Dee on Teaching
Key and Peele
If you have never heard of Key and Peele, they are definitely worth checking out! There are several videos devoted to teaching on YouTube. One personal favorite is called "TeachingCenter," where they parody SportsCenter using teachers and treat them as if they were pro athletes. Additionally, on your own time, check out the Substitute teacher videos. They are definitely not safe for work, but sure to bring about a little laughter to your day.
Principal Gerry Brooks
If this is the first time you're hearing about Gerry Brooks, the elementary principal from Kentucky who creates hysterical teacher videos, consider this a life-changing discovery! Gerry posts videos about various topics in the education world, ranging from differentiation, to teacher feedback, to teacher surprise bags. It's so easy to get lost in his channel and its hilarity. Even though there are several great videos, the differentiation video is quite amusing!