Humor has been a lifesaver, not only in my marriage and family, but also in my teaching career. I do have to say that even though humor is a staple in my classroom, I am drawing a blank as to retelling a specific story about a time in my career where humor played a part. I hesitated in writing this post, and am therefore a day late, but all I can say is that I am utterly grateful for humor. In my class, students know that they can relax, let their hair down and usually get a good laugh. We don't laugh at each other, but we do laugh with each other often and lots of learning goes on as we get a good laugh.
Some of those funny stories will eventually come to me and I'll write about them when the time comes, but for now I can tell you that laughter gets me through the bumps and makes my life worthwhile and I'm so grateful for it.