We are thrilled to announce that we've selected our winner of the Black History Rap Contest: Jaden. Jaden J. is a gifted poet, and with over 1,000 submissions, his immediately stood out for its emotional power and imagery even in its opening line and impressing us with his lyricism all the way through. Jaden seamlessly wove together John Lewis's biography, the broader historical context, connections to today and the impact he has had on him personally. In his video, it's also clear that Jaden is a talented performer. We can't wait to meet him in person when he records his song with…
No doubt you’ve heard about, and maybe even participated in, our Black History Rap Contest. If you’ve been following along, you know that we’ve selected our finalists and you are probably biting your nails in anticipation of finding out the winner.
As high-stakes testing season approaches, the classroom can become a whirlwind of test prep. With these tests drawing nearer and nearer, it’s important for teachers to focus on more than just content because there's more to being prepared than just knowing all the answers. Students must be able to deal with stress and anxiety, have good studying habits and practice the act of taking a test itself. But how do you address these skills in the classroom? We asked teachers this very question, and here’s what we found.
Jezer Ureña 4th Grade Math & Science Bilingual Teacher Aldine ISD Texas
#BlackHistoryMonth is an important time for teachers to highlight both the struggles and the vast achievements of black figures in history. Teachers may look to our handy compilation of Flocabulary’s Black History Month content for inspiration, however, with so much material and history, it can be difficult to know where to begin. To break down our content further, we asked teachers for ideas and tips on using Flocab during Black History Month. Starting broadly and working into more specific applications, these are some best practices for using Flocabulary to teach Black History.