Tackling Test Stress Tip 21: Everybody's a Comedian


Tomorrow is the first of April, sometimes known as April Fool’s Day. In honor of the day, this test-stress alleviation tip is to host a joke-telling session. After a big test, an activity you might do is encourage your students to find jokes to share (and cite them properly.) You might also give students the time and guidance to create some jokes and share them. This creative writing opportunity could be a great stress reliever.


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  1. Jerome said:

    Or relate it to current content. Writing/ coming up with word problems gets redundant and often irrelevant. This way students could directly see the relationships.

  2. Jason Keown said:

    This is a great idea. Of particular interest to me is the concept of creating a joke that relates to the material being taught. I also think it would be a great idea to allow students to post their jokes on the class blog.