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Humor and Learning

Bored Students 123RFWhy do many teachers have the attitude that learning is such serious business that any hint of humor undermines it? I discovered a partial answer some years ago in a restaurant outside Wellesley, Massachusetts. It may have been an old library—it certainly looked like one, with bookcases lining the walls and dividing the aisles.

While waiting for my meal, I reached over and pulled an old book off the shelf.… Read More