5 Reasons Why Principals Love Flocabulary

5 reasons why principals love Flocabulary

“I never met a kid that didn’t want to read,  Didn’t want to learn, didn’t want to succeed  If we listen close, they’re telling us what they need,  If it’s real and relevant, they’ll follow our lead.”  (by Ike Ramos, Director of District Partnerships at Nearpod, Flocabulary Artist) In most scenarios, we hear from classroom teachers about student expectations around engagement and achievement, but what are school administrators saying?Referencing the lyrics above, imagine being able to leverage the world’s most popular music genre, Hip Hop, to support literacy (read) and academic success (succeed), to address student needs and foster social…

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Racial Justice Classroom Resource Guide

Racial Justice Classroom Resource Guide

For teachers and students engaging in antiracist teaching and learning by challenging anti-Black racism At the core of Flocabulary is hip-hop, a cultural movement started by Black and Latinx youth in New York in the early ’70s. It’s important to understand the history of hip-hop and the socio-cultural and economic circumstances from which it emerged when teaching with Flocabulary. Why? We must honor where the music came from, especially in a society that has historically marginalized Black voices. For a primer on the history of hip-hop culture, watch our Hip-Hop Fundamentals video. New to Flocabulary? We recommend that you watch…

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Top 10 Flocabulary Videos For Your Summer Playlist

Top 10 Flocabulary videos for your summer playlist

If the summer slide was a dance move like the electric— the world would be in a better place! Unfortunately, the summer slide occurs when students fail to practice the skills they learned during the school year over their summer vacation. The result most often leads to them returning to school the following year at a lower academic performance level than they were before summer began. To help prevent the summer slide from happening Flocabulary has put together some essential tunes that your students can play all summer to help them remember key concepts while jamming out to the music. …

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Ideas For Planning And Teaching With Flocabulary In June

Ideas for planning and teaching with Flocabulary in June

Whether your students are still in class this month, just about to end their school year, or are already finished, there are a few amazing resources you can use through Flocabulary to support them at the end of the school year and beyond into the summer to boost their vocabulary and keep students engaged at the same time. Here’s a few ideas to help you get through the end of the school year or give to students for engaging summer activity ideas. Remembering Anne Frank Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. Honor her bravery and…

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How Does Music Support Social And Emotional Learning

How does music support social and emotional learning

Our emotions have long been intertwined with music. I’m sure you have songs that are innately connected to meaningful moments in your life. There is a soundtrack to your breakups and auditory connections from your saddest losses to your greatest victories. And then there are the songs that you just can’t help but dance to as they pump you full of energy. That is why, when remote or  in-person, I have made sure to take dance breaks with my students and even bust out our own songs about how we’re feeling with a little help from Flocabulary. These are universal…

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