Podcast: TTT 001 : How using humour can make you and your class more relaxed with Deborah C
01 February 2015
Any teacher will tell you that the first year in the profession is particularly challenging. It can be difficult to step back and laugh at yourself, especially when you feel like you are in the line of fire. Deborah, a secondary art and psychology teacher in an outer London comprehensive school in England sees humour as a necessary antidote to ease the tension. I met her through a close friend of mine whilst I was doing what is known as the NQT (Newly qualified Teacher) year. Her humour and wit helped me see the funny side of situations. We discuss how humour can be used effectively in the classroom and what makes someone funny.