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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Back-to-School With Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas For Your First Week

Back-to-School with Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas for Your First Week

Welcome to back-to-school season with Flocab! We know you're busy preparing for your students, and we're here to help you by providing lesson plan ideas to incorporate into your curriculum. We’ve created lesson plans to complement and enhance your instruction, whether you're introducing concepts, mastering key terms and ideas or establishing a positive classroom culture. Oh, and each lesson plan is standards-aligned, so keeping students engaged and on-track just got easier.

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How To Teach Your Students To Use Flocabulary

How to teach your students to use Flocabulary

Flocabulary is an amazing tool for building community during back to school season, allowing educators to present engaging hip-hop videos to teach academic vocabulary. But don’t hog Flocab for yourself! The new school year is the perfect opportunity to build student choice and voice by helping them learn how to use Flocabulary for student-centered learning. Whether it’s through class discussions in a whole group or having students log in and complete work independently, Flocabulary has hundreds of lessons to keep students engaged, help them connect with characters that represent a diverse student population, and hopefully learn some academic vocabulary along…

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3 Ways To Use Flocabulary For Back To School

3 ways to use Flocabulary for back to school

Back to school is the perfect time to introduce Flocabulary in your classroom. Many teachers spend time at the beginning of the school year building their classroom community and establishing classroom expectations and norms. Why not bring Flocabulary into the mix. Whether using Flocab for whole group activities, providing time for small group conversations, or giving the students a chance to independently explore the website, Flocabulary helps students feel connected to the content while also igniting conversations to help the class get to know each other.   Let’s look at three ways that Flocabulary can play a part in your back…

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8 Ways To Use Flocabulary To Make Learning Fun And Impactful

8 ways to use Flocabulary to make learning fun and impactful

I am a firm believer that children are most successful when they have smiles on their faces and are given the opportunity to have a voice. In order for meaningful learning to occur, engagement must exist first. Anyone can stand at the front of a classroom and deliver content; many educators may be able to produce academic results by doing just that. However, in order to have a lasting impact, I feel that it is absolutely necessary to focus on relationships and provide opportunities to engage in exciting, culturally-relevant learning activities. Forming intentional relationships also helps to create a positive…

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