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Rap Songs and Intrinsic Motivation to Learn

04 Jan

Great day in the classroom!

Since finishing my master’s thesis on creativity I have been really focusing in on making sure my lessons contain opportunities for students to build their creativity. The last two days have been a lot of fun! Even though we have had inside recess for all recesses due to the cold weather, I still have energy left at the end of the day. Yesterday the students were given a choice to make a song, video, or poster to show the rules for spelling plurals. I introduced a group of kids to AutoRap. They made amazing rap songs about plurals! One student went home, downloaded the app, and made another plurals rap with a different beat, then emailed it to me from his device. He also made another rap song for the names of the continents and oceans. When you open the door for them to express their own creativity and curiosity, they create their own intrinsic motivation to learn. It was a good day!

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Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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