From One SA Pro to Another: Laughter in Student Support

Have you ever had a student who needs a laugh?

Going to school, holding down a full-time job and/or raising kids is the reality for many college students, and the need to find balance and manage these competing responsibilities results in a lot of stress.

Laughter, while not a cure-all, helps alleviate tension. Whether a giggle or a guffaw, it’s about more than having fun. Research shows that laughter can:

…and all of these examples play a role in successful student support.

According to an article in Science Daily, “If you want someone to open up to you, just make them laugh,”  laughter can further encourage bonding. Students are more likely to share more details than they might otherwise after sharing something funny.

Try lightening up; think of ways to engage students in humor, and you’ll both benefit.

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