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Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:04 PM

This is so cool - Welcome to the Fourth Grade



Published on Aug 20, 2016

Instead of sending out the boring, old, "Welcome Back" newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with it! The song and video emphasize the reality that hard work is a must, but that school and learning can certainly be fun!

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Reply This is so cool - Welcome to the Fourth Grade (Original post)
malaise Aug 2016 OP
liberalmuse Aug 2016 #1
malaise Aug 2016 #3
Auggie Aug 2016 #4
malaise Aug 2016 #5
Auggie Aug 2016 #2
spanone Aug 2016 #6
malaise Aug 2016 #7
Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #8
Beartracks Aug 2016 #9
40RatRod Aug 2016 #10
Augiedog Aug 2016 #11
malaise Aug 2016 #12
progressoid Aug 2016 #13
malaise Aug 2016 #15
alfredo Aug 2016 #14
malaise Aug 2016 #16
alfredo Aug 2016 #17
AwakeAtLast Aug 2016 #18
alfredo Aug 2016 #20
hunter Aug 2016 #23
alfredo Aug 2016 #24
smirkymonkey Aug 2016 #19
jmg257 Aug 2016 #21
Egnever Aug 2016 #22

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:11 PM

1. This is great.

I'll bet his kids are excited. I would be if I had a creative, fun teacher like this!

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:22 PM

3. ReTHUGs won't like this

'...we're gonna do science...'

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:30 PM

4. Damn ... I've got that song in my head now.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:31 PM

5. I've been singing

Welcome to the 4th grade for an hour

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:20 PM

2. K&R

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 07:56 PM

6. i wanna be in his class!!!!


K&R..

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 08:02 PM

7. Join the line

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 08:09 PM

8. K&R

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 08:23 PM

9. "A-pluses, you'll see them."



Good job, very cool!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 09:00 PM

10. WOW!

He is off to a great start.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 09:25 PM

11. What a class act! Pun intended

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Response to Augiedog (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 09:36 PM

12. I think he'll be a great teacher

Kids may want to learn around him

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:00 PM

13. That's a LOT better than this...

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Response to progressoid (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 05:21 AM

15. ROFL

Heheheheheh

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:14 PM

14. Let's hope he has the same enthusiasm five years from now.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 05:23 AM

16. He might be as grey as Obama

by then

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 09:03 AM

17. I wish him strength in the coming years.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 04:25 PM

18. And better pay. n/t

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 07:49 PM

20. For sure

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 26, 2016, 01:16 AM

23. Teaching in a rough urban school was by far the most difficult job I've ever had.

When my wife was accepted to graduate school in another state I was ready to follow her. I haven't taught since.

Besides the lack of resources and losing sleep worrying about students you know are living in horrible situations and even homeless, I was afraid of becoming one of the shell-shocked leave-me-alone-and-I'll-leave-you-alone sorts of teachers. Our school had fantastic teachers, struggling teachers, and a few cynical burn-outs who had lost any idealism they'd had when they decided to teach.

I wasn't good at "reading" my classes and heading off trouble before it started so I had to be the authoritarian sort of teacher and I hated that, it's not my nature at all.

I love this guy and I sincerely hope he's the sort who can keep up that energy until he's an expert teacher in that magical way of the best teachers I had in school and some of the teachers I taught with.

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Response to hunter (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 26, 2016, 10:13 AM

24. I worry that all that beautiful idealism will die.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 06:40 PM

19. Brilliant!

I love his enthusiasm and creativity!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 07:53 PM

21. Ha - very cool! Looks like he'll be a great teacher! nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 08:49 PM

22. Well done Mr Reed!

 

love it.

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