Educator Sue Stephenson recently spent time with teachers and students in Toronto, Canada, where a group of middle-school teachers were using stand-up comedy to help students develop oral and written language skills. Students also can develop confidence, learn the difference between helpful and hurtful humor, and confront issues with mental health and well-being. Students wrote their sketches and worked for weeks to prepare for a performance before a live audience and coverage by local media. "This experience with the teachers and students was a highlight of my career," Stephenson writes.
Stand-up comedy brings more than laughter to lesson plans
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