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Laugh and the World Laughs With You

It's the end of another stressful week -- time for a break! Check out some education humor on the Web. Then share a story or two with your teachers to lighten their load.

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Are you tired of disciplining distracted students, scheduling PPTs, agonizing over retentions and next year's class lists? Have those tedious, end-of-the-year duties got you down? Take a break. Live a little. Laugh a lot. There's humor on the Web too. Experts say that a little humor can go a long way toward lightening the load. It can be an extremely important component of long-term professional survival. To make sure humor is a part of your world, Education World brings you some of the funniest education-related sites on the Web!



Just when you think they've finally got it -- students surprise you with a veritable gold mine of misinformation. But before you decide to let your certification lapse, check out these sites for funny stories about unintentionally funny kids.

That's Rich: Kids' Science Theories
You'll see life in a whole new way when you discover that "Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on." Many other scientific principles are explained in similar fashion.

Real Mistakes in Scientific Exam Papers
For those who haven't had their fill of such scientific malapropisms as "The pistol of a flower is its only protection agenst insects."


Explore these sites only if you're an educational professional who can tell -- and take -- a joke.

You Might Be in Education If...
This is the site to visit if "your last nerve is a distant memory."

Are Teacher Salaries Too High?
The question you hate to hear at dinner parties! Finally there's an answer you can say out loud...

Ins and Outs: A Collection for Cool Principals
What's hot and what's not in education? You aren't still asking your "student teachers" for "outcome-based" "lesson plans," are you? If so, you'd better check out this site.


These aren't really raunchy, but they're definitely not the jokes you want to haul out for Open House.

That's Rich: Internet Humor
Jokes on a variety of topics. If you are obsessive-compulsive, please click each topic repeatedly.

Article by Linda Starr
Education World®
Copyright © 2010 Education World

Originally published 06/15/1998
Last updated 06/01/2010