My students are striving towards a bright future for themselves, their classmates, and their neighborhood. These sixth graders are passionate about life and are looking for inspiration to help them academically. They are street smart and wise beyond their years. I would like them to use their experiences as a pillar to help them build their book smarts.
Our school is surrounded by small homes and apartment complexes in a high poverty area.
It is the central hub for the local children. Even though the news may label the community as "one of the dangerous" in the city, these students hold so much hope for their futures. They are proud of their neighborhood, families, and culture. They want positive change, and they want it to start with themselves.
What hooked you into learning when you were in school? All good lessons need a "hook" to help catch the students' interests. BrainPop provides fun, interesting, and motivational videos for specific learning skills. These short clips help make the instruction "POP," helping to grab the students' attention. The program uses music, skits, and songs to explain specific state standards. Also, students can play learning games, and take mini-assessments at the end of each skill lesson. My students come from a high poverty, academically struggling school. I am trying to find all ways possible to help plug these students into their learning. More than anything, I want my students to experience success. BrainPop is one avenue to help them achieve it.
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