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Humor, Learning, and Memes

Among teachers’ biggest worries about trying to incorporate humor into their classes are that no one understands their humor, that they might offend someone, and that they’re just not funny. As someone with a clear bias in favor of humor notwithstanding, I say balderdash. Incorporating humor into your class can be low-risk and enjoyable and avoid all the above worries. It can also help you to enjoy class time more as well. And the best part is, you’ll be able to use a mode of communication that is one of the most-traded forms of social media for anyone who is a millennial or younger: the meme.

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