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As a prostective teacher, I've seen many different professionals use sarcasm in the classroom, both as a way to manage the classroom, but also just to lighten the mood. I can observe the short term effects, but I was wondering if anyone has observed long term effects of using sarcasm to communicate with students. Is it as damaging as all the textbooks say it is?
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ETCtech I think sarcasm should be used to a minimum, especially in the lower grades. Plus, students may not know if you are being sarcastic or if your serious. Humor should be kept lightly and to ease uncomfortable situation
Feb 21, 2013
Upper-grade kids can be very sensitive too On 2/21/13, ETCtech wrote: > I think sarcasm should be used to a minimum, especially in the > lower grades. Plus, students may not know if you are being > sarcastic or if your serious. Humor should be kept lightly > and to ease uncomfortable situation

Some teachers are probably more tempted to do the smart-ass thing with high s...See More
Feb 21, 2013
Persa On 2/21/13, Upper-grade kids can be very sensitive too wrote: > On 2/21/13, ETCtech wrote: >> I think sarcasm should be used to a minimum, especially in the >> lower grades. Plus, students may not know if you are being >> sarcastic or if your serious. Humor should be kept lightly >> and to ease uncomfortable situation >...See More
Jul 30, 2013
Beth Special Needs I think sarcasm is a form verbal bullying. It hurts and scars. Humor is very different and is not mean spirited or used to degrade. I was in the bank the other day and realized that the assistant to my investment manager and I went to the same high school, We immediately recalled the chemistry teacher as our favorite teacher because of his humor an...See More
Jul 30, 2013
Kina Ms.Persa If there is humor in ur class tell them that what ur teaching is a humor If u may tell them
Jul 30, 2013


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