Miss. Hillary Strain

Can videos make school more engaging and fun?

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend my ECMP 455 class this week. Luckily, I have a lot of friends in that class and they let me know that the majority of the class was revolved around watching videos and discussing them.  One of my classmates was saying that one of the videos they watched was about a proposal.  The man that was proposing started singing “That’s what makes you beautiful” by One Direction and leading his lady to the beach. Slowly people started joining into the song and at the end he proposed to her.

I love these type of videos, who doesn’t like a singing flash mob!  The other day on Facebook, I was scrolling through my news feed and came across a video.  It was a video of a teacher and his students and they formed a choreographed dance to the hit song “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars.  You can find the video here.   I actually really enjoyed watching this video and how happy, engaged and into it, both, the teacher and students were! It’s fun to see the teacher and students interacting outside of the classroom and doing something not really that school related! This would definitely help build and strengthen teacher-student relationships and would help students see their teacher in a different light rather than just an instructor.

What are your thoughts with this?

Do you believe that doing something fun outside of the school with your students could make a difference with your relationship with them?

Or do you believe that this could have the potential to go wrong?



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