Categories in philosophy often seem too rigid or too simpleminded to classify the complexity of our views, but perhaps the following checklist will help you understand your own position in….
Compare what the teacher says about humor with text ideas.
a. Observe an instance of humor used by a child in a classroom. How did the other children respond? The teacher respond? Observe a second instance of humor, this time used by the teacher. How did the child or children respond? Comparing your observations to the text, what is similar and different from what the book says about friendly humor ? What have you learned about humor in the classroom?
b. Interview a teacher whom you believe to have a friendly sense of humor. What is important to the teacher about using humor in the classroom? Ask for an example or two of events that the teacher found humorous. Compare what the teacher says about humor with text ideas.