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"This chapter will address some of the pitfalls (and positive results) of using humor as part of your teaching method. We will explore the acting techniques of personalization and improvisation; and mindful tools to prepare mentally with attention, awareness, and intentionality. Key takeaways from mindfulness and the craft of acting will embolden you to discover how to personalize your own sense of humor, and demonstrate authenticity, caring, and trust--critical factors for student acceptance and engagement--within the learning environment. You will not only survive the instruction session; you will also feel enlivened and more attuned to your teaching purpose during the process."

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Curious Academic Publishing


Melbourne, Australia


information literacy, teaching, instruction, library and information science, humor


Curriculum and Instruction | Information Literacy


In Kishor Vaidya (Ed.), Teach Library and Information Literacy With a Sense of Humor: Why and (How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Library Instructor and Laugh All the Way to Your Classroom.


Curious Academic Publishing

To Be or Not to Be…Humorous: Personalize and Perform Humor Mindfully



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