5 Ways To Empower Student Voice In The Classroom

5 ways to empower student voice in the classroom

When you find a tool that supports student voice and choice, you know you have found the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Flocabulary is one of those tools! Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. We will dive into a few of my favorite ways to leverage Flocabulary to encourage and support student voice such as Lyric Lab, life skills, and Flocabulary’s student contests. Let’s get started! 1. Lyric Lab Lyric lab is one of my absolute favorite tools to support student…

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Showcase Student Voice With Lyric Lab

Showcase student voice with lyric lab

Over the summer, I had the honor and privilege to attend Flipgrid’s Student Voice Conference in Minnesota. At the event, I was able to hear the always inspiring Matt Miller speak. This is not the first nor the last time, but every time I watch him present, I leave with inspiration and motivation to do better for my kids and my teachers. During his keynote, he said something that has stuck with me since. We often advocate for student voice, by saying things such as “let’s give our students a voice.” But Matt’s statement rings so true. They already have…

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Using Flocabulary As An Intervention Tool

Using Flocabulary as an intervention tool

Response to Intervention (RtI) is like a good pair of shapewear - supports you in all the right places while being unnoticeable. Done effectively, Response to Intervention (RtI) is the “Road to Independence” for many struggling learners. Students need interventions for success in the classroom: academically, behaviorally, or both. Flocabulary takes the stigma away from needing more help. Using Response to Intervention (RtI) activities through Flocabulary makes learning at your own level the new classroom norm. 1. Introduce Math concepts Need an intervention supporting students with multiplication and division? How ‘bout ratios and proportional relationships? Flocabulary has a lesson for…

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Banned Books Week: What’s The Hype?

Banned books week: what’s the hype?

Flocab LOVES librarians! I mean, we even have a whole rap about it. And this is a special week for our favorite book-loving friends. Between September 27th and October 3rd, bookworms all over the country celebrate Banned Books Week!  So why are librarians putting on their party hats for a bunch of banned and challenged books?  According to the American Library Association, Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read. The week brings the topic of censorship into focus, and celebrates that despite some texts being banned, most books have remained available, allowing continued access to information,…

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What Are Common Core Standards For Flocabulary Language Arts?

What are common core standards for Flocabulary language arts?

The Common Core English Language Arts standards spiral learning in a smart way. A new concept is introduced in one grade, and then practiced in later grades as students work slowly and confidently toward mastery. And Flocabulary's ELA songs and videos will help teachers to introduce and practice everything from vocabulary to grammar to reading and writing strategies. Read on to see the Common Core alignment for our ELA songs or view our math CCSSS alignment here. You can click on each image to view the aligned song or video! Vocabulary Alignment Increased vocabulary is crucial for reading in all…

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