Georgia Teachers Dancing Start a Viral COVID-19 Back-To-School Song Titled 'What's Popping'
Two teachers in Monroe Comprehensive High School in Albany, Georgia, have found a way to connect with their students and keep them motivated to learn through music.
The top rappers of the moment can just move over because these two teachers of Monroe Comprehensive High School in Albany, Georgia are here to show them the ropes.
As the pandemic continues and many schools remain closed, learning has transitioned towards virtual platforms. These two high school teachers, Callie Evans and Audrianna Williams teamed up with their school's cheerleading team to produce one of the most entertaining videos.
They wrote, rapped, and produced a learning-centric remix of the viral hit song, "What's Poppin'" by rapper Jack Harlow and had the cheerleading team stand in as their backup dancers.
Harlow's song, which topped charts and peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 this summer, was the perfect catch for these educators who were looking to get their students excited to study.
‘What’s poppin’?’: Georgia teachers’ COVID-19, back-to-school rendition of TikTok hit goes viral https://t.co/YTZx75yQze— NBC News Health (@NBCNewsHealth) August 24, 2020
Evans and Williams rapped about the challenges that the pandemic brought on. Their major inspiration was to make the kids at school more motivated to continue studying even with the dreary situations around them.
The video went viral and both teachers received an overwhelming amount of love from people all over the world.
The best way to get the kids' attention was to meet them at the point of their interests, what they were watching, listening to, and just generally enjoying. There was no better way than to pick up a song that an overwhelming majority of them loved.
Producing their masterpiece took them about a week. They recorded, wrote, filmed, and edited in that frame of time.
That week was absolutely worth it as the students were absolutely pumped about the song. They suddenly wanted to meet Evans and Williams, talk to them, and learn from them.
The teachers connected and shared something special through their screens. The video went viral, and both teachers received an overwhelming amount of love from people all over the world.
A Twitter user shared the video and sparked a conversation on the social media platform. The revolutionary idea was so impressive that even popular singer, Missy Elliott, responded to it with approving fire emojis.
🔥🔥🔥🔥— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 19, 2020
As the pandemic and the lockdown that came with it continue, one thing can be certain: there is no way that Evans, Williams, their fellow teachers, and their students will not feel motivated to get up every morning and be happy to learn.
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