Resources for Educators

Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

1997 Summer

Fun and Games, part 2

  • Create an Olympics style “Ratings Game” to get students involved and evaluate class material. Give each student an oversized playing card or a several pieces of stiff paper. Students evaluate ideas by flashing their ratings.
  • Humor is an amusing and effective teaching tool. Psychologist turned “edutainer” Dr. Herb True in his book Humor Power said that humor releases tensions, eliminates hostility, opens channels to others, shows us how to communicate clearly and reminds us when we aren’t communicating.