funny back to school parody videos

School has started back for most children around here, so here’s some funny music parody videos about that experience from a parent’s point of view. This first one is my favorite of the three below. It’s called “Baby Got Class”, which is a parody of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. I would expect this one to be tough to pull off, but they do surprisingly well with it.

Next is “Bye Bye Bye”, a parody of *NSYNC.

Last is “School is Starting”, a parody of Black Eyed Peas.

FYI, these parodies are by The Holderness Family. They’ve created a lot of good parody videos, as well as original content. (I’m not affiliated with them, just a fan. I like parodies, and I realize how hard it is to make one that’s great.)

teaching students with explosions

I had lunch the other day with the Buffet o’ Blog staff, and we always have some crazy conversations.  (If only more of them made it to the blog… perhaps we need an secretary to keep notes.)  Somehow we got on the topic of those secret messages in spy movies that at the end say:

“This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds.”

What if we applied that concept to learning in school?  Say once a student learning something, the message would explode, whether it was a paper, book, or chalkboard.  That would make learning fun!  Kids would be excited about learning new stuff then!

Obviously public school aren’t going to apply this technique because of “safety concerns” and cost.  So maybe we need to start our own private school where we teach with explosions and cool weapons.  It would be prohibitively expensive, and the disclaimer would be quite extensive (even more so than the disclaimer for this blog!).  But the students would be excited about going to school.

I’m convinced that people enjoy learning if you make it fun and interesting.  (I could’ve worded that “people enjoy learning if you make it enjoyable”.)  School should be more fun, I think.  I certainly learned more with the fun teachers . We would also use video games to teach students — some school is already doing that successfully.  If they can learn something while saving the world, everyone wins.

caption contest, kids piling snow up to school door

Our weekly caption contest is running late, and I blame the snow.  (We never lost power or Internet connectivity, but extra time was spent playing in the snow.)   Since we just had a massive snowstorm / blizzard in the South, I figured a snow-themed caption contest is in order.  So here ya go.  You can write a caption from the point-of-view of the students, the teachers, onlookers, or just make a random joke or observation about it.  Anything is okay, as long as it is clean and funny.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)