How we are feeling affects how much we take in and how much we retain. For many years ‘experts’ assumed that the best state for learning was quiet and subdued, but many educators are now recognising that in order to truly learn something and keep the learning forever it is important that the learning ‘sticks‘. In order to help learning to stick one's state must be engaged, alert, inquisitive and energized… and that's EXACTLY where using laughter can really help.
As an Educator: Imagine a room full of people wanting to learn and being actively engaged in learning
As an Educatee: Imagine being able to retain more information, more quickly and for longer
That is what laughter can do when used as a state changer in the classroom. It can then be used as a take-home tool for people to use to invigorate themselves again and retain their knowledge. It is also BRILLIANT for experiential learning as the feeling of laughter can be anchored to a positive state, a specific area of facts or simply as an encouragement for the learner to ‘feel’ the knowledge rather than just reading it.
The team at Grin & Tonic can help you engage, enlighten & invigorate yourself and your learners!
Grin & Tonic can offer a variety of options for laughter to be integrated into your sessions and they can tailor make a session to fit your needs. We have been the energizer on the graveyard shift after lunch at Conferences, we have been on-hand during a gruellingly-long day of sessions to keep the momentum up, and we have also taught teachers to be Laughter Leaders themselves!