Lyric Lab In Action: Flocabulary & Project-Based Learning

Lyric Lab in Action: Flocabulary & Project-Based Learning

I originally learned about Flocabulary when I attended ISTE last summer in Chicago and went to the Flocabulary concert. Both the energy and message were so inspiring to me. I came back to school in the fall knowing I HAD to get more teachers involved in using this amazing and engaging tool. A great way to do this was by creating a Lyric Lab option for our 10th graders’ yearly personal project.

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School reform? The key may be motivation

Flocabulary was created for many reasons - but none more significant than the urgent need to get students more motivated to learn. They say that "a motivated student is a successful student," and we couldn't agree more. Music and culturally relevant connections (e.g. Hip-Hop) are but one of countless ways to engage students, and motivate them to try hard and care about their education. Here's an illuminating article from Newsweek that speaks to the issue of motivation. Whatever we're doing as educators, we need to never neglect the inspiration, compassion and investment it takes to get our student excited about…

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Flocabulary Fridays, Word Up Baseball and more

Shelby Oates from Summerour Middle School (just outside of Atlanta, GA) is an educator with a never-ending supply of tricks up her sleeve - to motivate students, engage them in learning, and help them achieve to their highest potential. Check out some ideas she recently submitted for use with Flocabulary's Word Up Project program! ------------------------- "I have begun to use the program!  My kids were excited just from the mention of the name!  We have deemed our Friday's, "Flocabulary Friday" and though sometimes we have to miss a week due to other deadlines, it has become such a reward for…

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PS/IS 150 in Brooklyn: The School of Rap

Meet Craig Campbell and his students, at PS/IS 150 in Brownsville, NY. Mr. Campbell and his students created the "School of Rap," using Flocabulary as inspiration for their own brand of Hip-Hop in the Classroom. Check out the pics, and listen to a song the class recorded below. Dare I say, the production is truly ahead of its time and the rhymes just get stuck in your head. We've been singing it at Flocabulary for days! Craig Campbell got in touch with us with an amazing story of turning "disinterested rebels" into "engaged students" with Flocabulary programs (in his case,…

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