Second-grade teacher’s creative reading lesson goes viralOctober 20, 2016
To help his students meet the expectations of North Carolina’s education standards, Mike Bonner, a second grade teacher, took a unique approach: he had his students create a music video. The project went viral, with nearly 70,000 views. “A quality education, which should strengthen the ability to analyze particular circumstances, could be the difference between them deciding to sell drugs or making the conscious choice to help better their future,” Bonner says. Bonner’s project is one of many examples of teachers using creativity to bolster student learning, and why educators overwhelmingly indicate that high standards help foster creativity and flexibility.