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Laugh! Here come teachers with humor

Comedian, motivational speaker and magician Brad Montgomery has three children, ages 4, 7 and 8. My own kids are 6 and twins aged 3. All we have to do is tell each other what the kids did and we have plenty to laugh about. The same thing happens with teachers. Just write down the funny things that happen throughout the year. You can [...]

Humor in the classroom – are you born with it – can you learn?

Brad Montgomery, motivational speaker, stand-up comedian and world-class magician says some of us are born with a little gene that helps us to be funny, but if you're not one of them, you can learn. We can't turn you into Robin Williams or Carol Burnett, but we can turn you into somebody funnier than you are today. How? Well, if you want [...]

Potato growers, scientists, teachers benefit by a little humor

Laughing is good for us. Those little neurons open up and our bodies react in positive ways. There are even people who study the science of laughter. Magician, comedian and motivational speaker Brad Montgomery says that no matter what our job is, we could all do with an injection of humor in our day-to-day activities. This applies particularly to teachers - one [...]

The Single Most Important Lesson

*Note: This blog post is the opinion of the author and does not reflect the opinions of Steve Spangler Science or it’s affiliates. Also, keep in mind that this is a humorous column and should be read with a light heart and mind. (more…)

When Actor Rainn Wilson Asked Steve Spangler About the Science of Love, Things Got a Little Awkward

Actor Rainn Wilson of SoulPancake - a website where life's big questions are debated, mixed and turned to batter - recently made a visit to the Spangler Labs. He sat down with Steve Spangler and asked about the science of love. When Steve didn't quite have the answer, he vamped a little and tried to answer the question the best he could... Did [...]

ForeWord Reviews Magazine Features Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Book This Month

Contributed by Susan Wells We wanted to give a shout out thanks to Penny Hastings from ForeWord Reviews Magazine for her review of Steve's latest book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes - Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun. Floating ping-pong balls and flying toilet paper are just two of the 123 scientific experiments found in this enterprising book written for children of all [...]

Can a One-Day Science Workshop Really Make a Difference?

The audience of teachers (PreK-Middle School) was especially lively during our Hands-on Science Boot Camp in Tampa. The turn-out was great with over 180 teachers packed into the ballroom at the Westin Hotel and each teacher had his or her own reasons for attending. One third grade teacher told me that her school had cut her science time down to less [...]

Science Boot Camp – New York Finale

The final stop in New York on the Science Boot Camp tour was a great way to wrap up our twelve city tour. I always enjoy working with east coast teachers (there's an edginess to their sense of humor) and this group of highly motivated teachers was no exception. And not all of the workshop participants were from New York. I [...]

Someone Broke Into the School Last Night…

... but nothing was stolen or broken or vandalized... unless you consider turning everything green an act of vandalism. It all makes sense when you remember the date - March 17th - St. Patrick's Day. That "someone" was either a Leprechaun or a teacher with a very funny sense of humor. Sure, there was the usual St. Patrick's Day stuff like [...]