#oklaed Challenge: My Entrance Video

What's Your Entrance Video?

Yet another gauntlet has been thrown in the #oklaed blogosphere, and this time it's Blue Cereal Education challenging us to choose our entrance videos. Naturally, I found 15 possibilities and couldn't decided which one to go with.

Some of the contenders included:

Mandisa's Overcomer

I considered this song because I believe I have overcome a lot to still be a teacher: Alternative certification, my own limitations as a human being, the current political climate, both at the state and federal levels, but also at a more local level. More importantly, all of my students are Overcomers, as well, and I want to encourage them to continue to overcome whatever is holding them back.

TobyMac's Get Back Up

Continuing on the same theme, both my students and I have to Get Back Up each day and keep trying, even when we have a bad day, or we're in the dark days of February and it seems like there is no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. (I also considered Tubthumping's I Get Knocked Down, but it didn't seem to be as positive, and I want my entrance video to be very inspirational.)

A few other contender's included Black Eyed Peas' Where's the Love, Audio Adrenaline's Kings & Queens, and Britt Nicole's Gold.

But a colleague from last year, texted me out of the blue (pun intended!) last week and made up my mind for me. (And she didn't even know about this challenge!)

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Here is my entrance video. Think I should play it during Open House tonight? Heehee!

Or maybe I should just play the entire playlist

Update: Another #oklaed teacher responded to this challenge by telling about a fellow teacher who encouraged her classes to choose entrance videos. I think this is a wonderful ideas, and will help the students see the importance of music/lyrics/poetry, as well, as see how fun they can be!

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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