4th Grade Was Never This Cool: Dwayne Reed’s Creative Rap Video Welcomes New Students
By: Leticia Latrice
A teacher in Chicago has found a creative way to help kids look forward to the fourth grade this year. Being that it is his first year teaching Dwayne Reed wanted to go all out for his students. So he made a rap and a video to welcome his students to class. The video gives kids the abc’s and 123’s of being in the fourth grade. It talks about the subjects they will learn, the attitude they should have and how much fun class will be this year. Mr. Reed is dancing, and dabbing in the gym and in his lab coat. Reed said he wanted to find a way to connect with his students and decided to do it through rap. The video has already gone viral.
The dropout rate for high school education has increased over the years. It seems like children are losing their interest to learn because they don’t think it’s cool. The love to learn develops in a child’s younger years. If more teachers can come up ways to make math and science more interesting, the more connected the students will become to their education. Unfortunately teachers have to compete with television and video games. So teachers should remain innovative like Reed and fine ways to captivate their student’s attention.
Reed is proof positive that teaching math and science doesn’t have to be boring. The best teachers are the ones who making learn fun and unforgettable and Reed can count this as as mission accomplishment on his check list. Instead of dreading the last day of summer and the first day of school, Reed’s students are looking forward to school this year. We commend teachers that make school cool. We have to do whatever we can to keep kids in class and show them the value of a good education. Let’s be honest, you can’t even work at McDonald’s without a high school diploma or GED. So if a rap song about education can help prevent more kids from dropping out, then it should be on the top of the charts.
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