I do love a good laugh. One of my favorite sayings is: “A day without smiling is a day wasted.” One thing that has always kept me laughing is spending the day with kids.
Art Linkletter was right–“Kids do say the darnedest things.” Like little Jeremy. I once told a 3rd grade class that if they did not settle down, the men in white coats would have to come a take me away. Wide-eyed, Jeremy pipes up, “Do you mean the Klu Klux Klan?”
Today, on a field trip to a movie theater about 12 miles from our school, one of my 6th graders asked, in all seriousness, “Are we there yet?” Funny thing was, we were not even five minutes away of school, and this kid lives about ten minutes from school down the same darned that we were traveling.
Anyway,… it is not just the kids that make me laugh these days. There are some pretty funny teacher/teaching blogs around. I just stumbled on a yet another new one this evening called EDUCATIONRUMINATION The weirder things get, the more ya need to laugh. Check out this post, and then hit HOME to see the rest. Greg Gower has an interesting and humorous take on the modern ed scene. Satire–the queen of humor, IMHO.
It’s a new take on that old union saying from Joe Hill: Don’t get mad–organize.
Don’t get mad–satirize.