Monday, March 18, 2013

Day 12 - Intentional Goodness in the Classroom

Isn’t it great to laugh? Don’t you love to hear children’s laughter? I especially love to hear someone belly laugh or laugh so hard that it brings tears to their eyes.  That type of joy is rare, but is so good for us physically and spiritually. A little humor in the classroom goes a long way to create an atmosphere of goodness in your environment.

A verse to ponder

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

An intentional blessing for the classroom

How can you keep things cheerful in your classroom? Add a little humor. Today tell the students a joke. Keep it super simple and silly. A little laughter can lighten up any situation. If you not very good at telling jokes, like me, start with a Knock-Knock joke. The fun part is the element of surprise, especially if humor is not the norm in your classroom. A joke a day may be just what we need up to testing season.

A focus of reflection

Is it legal to tell jokes in the classroom? Of course! However, there is great wisdom in not making a joke of something or someone. Help the students to understand the difference. Adding humor to the classroom is medicinal and should be used in small portions. What do you think would make God laugh?

 Day 13

(Did you try some butterfly kisses at home? It's not too late!)

As always, I am
Prayerfully dependent,


Karen C. Seddon
CEAI, State Director, Florida

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