Using Humor in the Classroom

With Bud Coleman, Professor of Theatre & Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities

The purpose of this workshop is not to turn you into a standup comedian, but rather to give you some suggestions on how you might incorporate humor into your pedagogy. In this interactive session, all you need is something to write with and a blank sheet of paper. In the words of the great John Cleese, “Humor connects you with people,” and that is our goal: to connect.

This workshop will take place remotely, via Zoom. You will need to be logged in to Zoom with your CU credentials to access this session. 

Slides will be shared with participants. Live captioning and ASL interpretation are available upon request. Email to request accommodations. We will attempt to fulfill all requests, but cannot guarantee requests made within 7 days of the event.

This session is part of the CTL’s Fall Intensive, an annual event supporting the development of graduate students as teaching scholars. The workshops are designed to help you teach at CU Boulder, begin your professional development in postsecondary education, and explore nonacademic job opportunities. While sessions are designed for graduate students, many are applicable to any educator new to CU Boulder and anyone is welcome at any event.

See a complete listing of Fall Intensive events here.

Dial-In Information

Zoom Meeting ID: 920 5460 2800

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 9:00am to 10:00am

Virtual Event
Event Type



Development & Training, Academic & Advising, Education


Students, Graduate Students, Postdoc

Center for Teaching & Learning
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