Friday, January 28, 2011

Humor as a warm-up

Humor is a great warm-up for any thinking. If one's mind can jump to get a joke, it will be easier for it to jump to synthesize any ideas, to make a complex plan, to use a tool in an unexpected way, to understand history and the complexities of politics. If a child can connect something about a food with a place name or an article of clothing, parents shouldn't worry that he hasn't memorized political boundaries or the multiplication table.

SandraDodd.com/connections/jokes
photo by Holly Dodd

2 comments:

  1. Sandra, I love how you always remind us of the importance of humor and how it helps us make connections in our lives. It's funny that you posted this today because I just wrote about something we laughed about today, and it included both a food and a place name: molasses and Boston. Have you ever heard of The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919? It's a fascinating story we just read about. Here's my post with some links about it:
    http://marcialmiller.com/wordpress/2011/01/one-thing-leads-to-another/

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  2. i am testing out the posting

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