A little girl came home from school and said to her mother, “Mommy, today in school I was punished for something that I didn’t do.”
The mother exclaimed, “But that’s terrible! I’m going to have a talk with your teacher about this … by the way, what was it that you didn’t do?”
The little girl replied, “My homework.”
These following 35 sites may make you laugh – although sometimes not in the way their authors intended- but they will give you a rounded view of how teachers laugh at themselves and their colleagues.
As usual in this, the third installment of our Seventh Heaven series we’ve visited each and every one of these links and can report that at the time of this blog post being published ALL of the links worked and lead directly to the page as described. We’ve left the original web address at the end of each entry just in case you need to go to the front page of the link!
From May 2014 a page full of 9 Videos to Make Teachers Laugh, Cry, and Feel Inspired! … The message is so powerful and makes you think. This comes from the Scholastic site of all places, full of ads and products. Buried in it is this blog Top Teaching, buried in that is this blog post!!!
A kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teaching blog. … Undeniably sugar and spice cute and well meaning but the wordpress tags don’t even include the word laughter! Hmm, trade description…..
Here’s another. Cute as apple pie but again the wordpress tags don’t contain any links to fun, laughter or happiness! Am I missing something??
Every teacher has a collection of funny and interesting stories that are a source of laughter with friends . At long last, a site that made me laugh at educational mishaps! Great!!
Here is a list of 20 side-splitting (and maybe a little corny) teacher jokes to make us laugh. Find more at the foot of the article otherwise a one-off post amongst more serious resource tips.
Why, oh why, do these blogs mention the word laughter when it doesn’t even appear anywhere on the site? Another sweet blog with lots of pictures of the blogger but little enough humour and no laughter.
Explore Elizabeth Young’s board “Teacher Things That Make Me Laugh” on Pinterest. Me as well!! 94 boards on the site. with 8.3k pins. Worth a potter through if you’re a Pinterest fanatic!
I see a trend here. Include the word laughter in your blog but don’t actually include any laughter, comedy or fun!! This one’s about cooking and selling products on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Now this is a useful resource from Marygrove College in Detroit! Not just for laughter (Yes, there are a number of funny youtube clips here) but also for the other sections as well. Be careful to always look at a video clip before you play it in class. Inappropriate words may loom up on some of the videos. however, you will find quite a few where you will laugh!!!!
This site was last updated in 2011 and won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. There’s a good deal of cynicism and sarcasm with an emphasis on me, me, me…but there’s a kernel of truth in there somewhere and…. it’s not a cutesy, cutey site masquerading as something else!
At least in Steve Spangler’s Science Blog there is a tag for humour with a number of articles. What does Steve Spangler do? Read his About Us page for the answer.
Another interesting read. A lot of common sense is talked with a sprinkling of humour. This is a good site for teachers with an mind open to curiousity.
AARRGH! Another cutesy wordpress blog that omits laughter in its tags but includes it in its title! Just like Entires 2,3 6 and 8 !!!!!! Enough. Do Teachers Pay Teachers know what damage these sites could be doing to heir reputaton? From now on I’m just going to include the site address and title in this entry.
Yep, you guessed. No more Mr nice Guy!
Laughter in the classroom! Yes, for a good reason. A number of interesting articles presented in a cutesy wordpress blog. Scrape away the cutesy and you’ll find some excellent comments on laughter. Teacher to parents:- “It’s not that your son is bad, he just exceeds standards for mischief.” Recommended!
Different. Worth a visit!! Check out the Blog Laughter Therapy!
A blog post from 2011 that mixes common sense with fun. Good read. Links at the foot of the article to other similar reads!
I stumbled across this sweet, darling blog post by another blogger entitled … Excellent read. Funny but true! I will even excuse the use of the word saccharine!
From harrowing two-sentence tales to tickle a teacher’s funny bone to a whole blog section on laughs and inspiration. something for everyone!
If you visit Russia, work with a Russian or are just plain curious about why Russians don’t smile read on……
I’ve no idea who Americorps Alums is besides what I read on their website. They seem bonafide. The blogpost is interesting. It links to Teach for America. Is it the US version of UKIP? I truly don’t know!!
The key instruction is this: Try to make your reader laugh… Another short but fascinating article. There are some people involved in teaching who can laugh!
These 2 Videos could be the start of a video journey if you follow the links in the comments.
A video from Buzzfeed. Short but humorous. The links below are worth exploring if you can sit through the ads.
I’m not too sure about the rest of the site but I thought this was a lovely read, even a useful resource.
Connie Costa is a laughter blogger, laughter yoga teacher and laughter wellness teacher from Sydney, Australia. Is this a real life blog? Is this a real person?? Honestly, laughter yoga teacher. Made me laugh!!!
From 2011. What makes a good teacher? Not so much a funny blog but thought provoking and a good discussion starter in the classroom or the staffroom.
This is a very full lesson plan from the Denver Art Museum based around Georgia O’Keefe’s painting “Licking Cow”. Different and could be useful. “Students will learn about what makes something funny, whether it’s an experience, work of art, or story.”
From the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in 2001 Make Me Laugh. Using Humor in the Classroom. Read about accordions and Frank Sinatra and keeping a humour file.
Educational jokes from a site full of quotes, jokes and stories.
“I’m writing this blog as a means to help other teachers, especially all the baby teachers out there that are unhappy with their current situation. It is possible to be happy! You have all the tools you need!” Long may you continue!
What better idea to put in a links post than some humorous or inspiring links from the University of Oregon!
Can English language students be ‘trained’ in humour? Emma Greenhalgh tells us why humour should be incorporated into language learning.
A DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 14 years of teaching experience and a stand-up comedian. Have a listen to a couple of podcasts and see what you think!! The podcast offers an insightful learning resource, which aims to make you laugh while you learn.
A CNN Schools of Thought blogpost from 2012. Looks very similar to the Guardian blog in the UK. Who copied who?
And finally…..What’s Here? This is a collection of stories teachers have emailed The Cornerstone Blog. Links at the foot of the post lead to other “hilarious” stories.
You may not have liked, agreed with or even finished reading every one of these entries, but someone did! When you Google the words “Blogs to make teachers laugh” these sites all appear in the top 100. If you’ve found any better sites please add your discoveries in our comments section below!