Each February, we observe Black History Month to remember important people and events in black history. To help you teach students about these influential moments and figures, we’ve compiled relevant Flocabulary units and lesson plans in one place—including our elementary lesson plans on Ruby Bridges and Martin Luther King Jr. And to ensure these stories are widely available, our units on famous people and events in black history are free through the end of February. Explore them now. Black history is American history, and it doesn’t need to be limited to just one month. Use these Flocabulary resources to teach black…
Earlier this fall, we partnered with Atlanta Public Schools on a writing contest called Hip Hop History. The challenge posed to students was simple: Write a rap song about a historical figure who inspires you. The results were remarkable. In the video below, see how students found their voices — and new levels of engagement — through writing academic rhymes.
For a teacher, sometimes educating students is a process of letting go. As educators, we spend so much time keeping a firm grip on a student’s path to learning. Working for the past few years with a student base that is 99.6% “economically disadvantaged” and difficult to captivate can, and often does, leave me exhausted at the end of each day. A rigid structure in the classroom worked for me for a time; on paper, my students improved. Test scores were up and I was confident that this made me a successful teacher. But I had lost something important with…
Our next #FlocabChat is coming right up! Join us Tuesday, November 15 at 8 PM ET, when we’ll gather the community to talk about student voice.
At Flocab, we love the opportunity to hang with teachers. Our inspiration levels are at an all time high when we connect innovative educators out there who share their suggestions, stories and passions. That’s one of the reasons we’re stoked to take off to Denver this weekend to kick it with edtech savvy educators from around the world at #ISTE2016!
Will you be at ISTE too? Don’t miss the Flocab crew at booth 920—we’ve got some awesome things planned. Check out our ISTE 2016 highlights below, and don’t forget to follow along on Twitter!
Sessions and PD
Our staff will lead sessions regularly throughout the conference:
- “Flocab 411” will give visitors a crash course on all things Flocabulary, plus a glimpse at our newest features.
- Our “Tap into WRAP” sessions will teach educators the secret to the Flocab rap formula, so they can work with students in the classroom to create their own educational rhymes!
We’ll also host a number of feature sessions led by Flocab MC Educators—check out the schedule below: