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8 Incredible Examples of Teachers Motivating Students

The end of standardized test season is finally here! (Or near.) Whether you think standardized tests are a good idea, or would rather be using your prep time for more creative ventures, the reality is that right now students are required to take them. So we commend the teachers who are going the extra mile to make the process as tolerable as possible. Some of these teachers even made it seem–dare we say–fun.

And lucky for us, these test-taking motivation escapades were caught on video. Watch educators perform their own version of “Party Rock Anthem,” surprise students with a flash mob, and even permit students to shave their head. Get inspired by these super educators here. How do you get your students pumped?

WATCH: The Top 8 Incredible Examples of Teachers Motivating Students

1. All the teacher’s at Santaluces Community High School in Florida rocked this flashmob for their students.

2. From Langston Hughes High in Georgia, we have an original song that tells students, “You can do it!”

3. Based on LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” here’s a video directed AND edited by students. These teachers are off the hook!

4. Here we have Mr. G and Dr. B breaking it down with “What’s the CST?”

5. For those Bieber fans out there, here’s a spoof of his song, “Baby”. About testing of course.

6. This one isn’t for state testing, but wow! Maybe we would have had an easier time learning our times tables if our teachers did this.

7. “I Study Then I Know It.” Another LMFAO spoof plus an article about the rockstar teachers.

8. 900 high school students were on their feet cheering for these awesome teachers from Jennings High School in St. Louis. See why.

And next time testing comes around, help your students prepare with our test-taking vocabulary video. They can brush up on words like infer, summarize, analyze and more–all words your students will see on tests.

Need a hand creating inspiring rhymes of your own? We designed our Writing Academic Rhymes lessons to get students creating rhymes, but it works great for teachers too! You can also try Flocabulary free for two weeks here.