Perhaps you caught his story on TV: Second grade teacher Michael Bonner made the national spotlight after a video of his students performing and dancing to an original rap about reading went viral. The video was so inspiring, Ellen Degeneres even invited Michael on her show (twice!), highlighting the amazing ways he connects with students and helps them achieve. With the magical classroom culture he's created—and his video-making skills—we had to track this teacher down. We asked Michael about his biggest inspirations as an educator, what his students have taught him, and more.
New feature alert! After many requests from teachers and students alike, we're excited to share an update to Lyric Lab. You can now export a rhyme you’ve written in any Lyric Lab activity in Flocabulary to a PDF.
Flocabulary's been on the ed tech circuit for years now, and with over 800 videos and counting, it's no surprise we're mostly known for our impossibly catchy (not kitschy) educational hip-hop videos. While engaging videos is our bread and butter, there's so much more to discover, teach and learn with a Flocabulary school subscription. What perks come with a Flocab school-wide license? Read on to find out!
If you are reading this on Flocabulary’s blog, I think you already believe that we learn (and teach!) better when we are having fun. And few lessons are more fun than when we can use a Flocabulary video to get us singing the learning objectives (and shaking whatever body parts we feel comfortable with) to the beats. Perhaps you are also an academic core subject teacher who already uses art whenever possible in a lesson, because like the bumper sticker says, "Without ART the Earth is just EH."