Every traffic school must include certain information within their course in order to comply with city, county or state licensing requirements. However, they have the option of how this information is presented to their students. It can be presented in a straight-forward, serious manner, or it can be presented in a comical way.
Presenting your school or class in a comical way still allows the students to get the information they need while ensuring the class is fun and light-hearted. This may help the students to retain the information easier, as they are not overly bored. It may also help drive up attendance in your classroom (online or on a roadside). While no one wants to find themselves having to take traffic school, if a past student’s friend or family needs to, they may remember how awesome your school was and recommend it to that friend or family member. Here are a few tips that one of the top comedy traffic schools have to help make traffic school funnier.
Comical Writing Style
When you are trying to make your traffic school funnier, try to use a comical writing style in all of the literature that students need to read. Reading literature at traffic school can be monotonous and mundane. Making the information light-hearted and easy going by using a comical writing style can help break up this monotony and engage the reader. This helps students retain information while still allowing you to get your point about safety and defensive driving techniques across to students.
Many traffic schools show videos. These videos should teach a driver what to do. However, when you are trying to make your traffic school a bit funnier, you can always use comedy videos. Showing videos of what not to do while poking fun of the driver can be funny. Drivers may see bits and pieces of themselves in the video as well, which allows them to poke fun at themselves. This is a great way to emphasis to students what not to do without be preachy.
A great instructor can really help to make your school funnier. An instructor needs to be able to hold the attention of the class. One way the instructor can do this is by implemented traffic-related jokes. Of course, there are plenty of corny jokes, but a good instructor can use improv with the students to make each class unique, while still allowing drivers to understand the importance of safety while out on the road. If you want to lighten up your traffic school, look for a teacher who is naturally funny and has comedic instincts.
Traffic-Related Comic Strips
The last technique you can use to make traffic school funnier is to use traffic-related comic strips. You can order these online through a number of venues or ask an artist to create a special comic for your school. Comics are always light-hearted. And they catch the attention of the reader through their colors and artwork. Comics are easy to read and follow, which is perfect for adults who need to hear simple messages about subjects they already know about. The funnier the comic strip, the more likely the class will be to respond and remember the message.
A comical writing style, implementing comedy videos, inserting traffic-related jokes and using traffic-related comic strips can help convey the safe driving messages you are trying to instill in students while still be engaging, funny and attention-getting. When you are trying to make your traffic school funnier, these are great ways to help you do so.