Kids are smart -- they love to laugh. And those moments when we laugh with them at life are often the best teachers. Humor is hope, and humor is laughter. It offers us a chance to be connected to kids' hearts and gives strength to their spirit to go on. Hope can teach faster than anything. It lets them know you care about them.
This isn't a product we're making in school -- it's a human being. To teach kids, you have to be a person who connects to their hearts. Just because you grow old doesn't mean you stop laughing. You don't stop playing, either. Share a joke with your students each day. Spend time with their hearts.