It’s a Funny Profession: Exploring the Amusing Moments in Schools

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  • Seeing the funny side of things helps teachers keep doing what they do.
  • Humour should be an essential part of the teacher’s repertoire but handled with care.
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Teaching is not short of funny moments. It’s one of the things which keeps many in the classroom. So on this 1st April we explore the lighter side of teaching and ask you to share the funniest moments in schools, with anonymity for those involved of course.

From the amusing bluntness of young children, to the managerial lunacy that can scarcely be believed actually happened. We want to hear about your funniest moments from schools, and explore how humour should be an essential part of the teacher’s repertoire.

In this #UKEdChat session, which took place on Thursday 1st April 2021 at 8pm(UK) we discussed how humour can be used as a teaching tool, how it should be used, and we explore your funniest moments.


  1. Do you think humour has a place in the classroom?
  2. Cite some of the funniest things pupils have said or done.
  3. When should you not use humour in teaching?
  4. Cite your funniest moments of managerial farce or headship hilarity.
  5. How can we embrace humour in our classrooms without things getting out of hand?
  6. Tell us about your funniest staffroom moment.
  7. What is the role of humour in (a) relationship building with learners, and (b) team building with colleagues?
  8. Tell us about your funniest experience as a teacher.

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