Laughing is one of the best things we can experience. Who doesn't like to have a great laughing session where your belly hurts after it? Do you remember your last time?
At Educan, we believe laughing should be present in every lesson: maybe a teacher told a joke or a pupil simply started giggling. Laughing doesn't really need something logical to start; it only requires one memory or one event/situation that was pleasing for a person... and this could be contagious. It is proven that a socially well-established environment and a sense of pleasure and happiness when we are doing a task, make us perform it with more quality and with a higher achieving rate. This is key to success!
Please have a look at this video about laughter (removed from TEDed):
In our Learning Centre, this topic alone could be a series of lessons led by students using our inquiry-based learning. Some examples: in Science, the students could prepare a project on our respiratory system; in languages (e.g. English, Portuguese), children could create stories or comics using laughing as a topic; in History and Geography, pupils could research how cultures see laughter (what could cause laughter in some, could be seen as an afront for others); etc...
Concluding this topic, laughing is something key for our lives, in every single thing we do. We really hope you laugh every single day. Have you done it already?