First Year 4th Grade Teacher Produces A Rap Video For His Incoming Class

August 25, 2016

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Holy shit I used to love those clocks!

This is the rap video created by first year Chicago school district teacher Dwayne Reed welcoming his students to fourth grade and laying down some ground rules and expectations for the class. The whole thing was beautifully executed. I still remember my fourth grade teacher -- Mr. Besser. He had a glass eye he would polish when we were all taking turns reading. He wouldn't take it out though, he'd just give it a little spit-shine while it was still in the socket. He was a great teacher. I just tried to look him up online, but I couldn't find any record of him. I did see that my middle school principal is now the superintendent of the school district though, so there's that. Of course they spelled superintendent wrong on the website, leading at least one former student to speculate just what the hell kind of Micky Mouse education he was receiving all those years.

Keep going for the video, then wish you were in Mr. Reeds class.

Thanks to Allyson S and davey, who could really go for an oldschool fourth grade cafeteria meal right now. Right? I dream about that stuff, especially the pizza, vegetable sticks, chicken nuggets, ranch dressing and cinnamon rolls.

  • First time I've seen such activities for the education and its really awesome. I hope this system will be continue with the quality of education.

  • Dingo

    I had a teacher like this in 6th grade. It was his first year of teaching too. Made us write fiction stories to learn about the lessons he was teaching (history class) and things like that. Kids took advantage of his good nature and he had a nervous breakdown in the teachers lounge one day and that was his teaching career. Saw him as a waiter at a restaurant a few years later..

  • I'm going to be his rival 5th grade teacher that uses death metal to educate children.

  • Joe Doe

    Cool to see a excited, inspiring teacher with lots of skills (or lots of friends with skills - either is good). Pity he will be entering one of the most oppressive, uninspired, teach to the test education systems in the world (probably on par with Japan, Korea, etc). Hope he can manage to get work somewhere more inspiring before he gets sick of it all.

  • R1CHMOND

    can you imagine the fucking world if everyone does their job like this guy?? will be a beautiful place to be

  • KungFuTreachery

    Not every hero wears a cape.

  • Meh

    Only a few years before this guy gets arrested.

  • ejr17

    wait a minute, where is the single mom with the offer to work from home and the promise to earn a shit ton of money? my life doesn't make sense

  • TheQiwiMan

    So young, so naive. He's not gunna last long once the system crushes his soul.

  • nunyobini

    "Who the fuck does this guy think he is?" - every other teacher at that school

  • Enkidu98

    I really hope he lasts. He deserves to and kids deserve to have him as enthusiastic in 20 years as he is in his first year. Teachers like him are what affect the lives of their students in such an enormously positive way.

  • Adibobea9

    Why do you think he made this video. If it goes viral, he can start his dream as a rapper…

  • Mr. K

    Every single mom with a student in that class just splooshed. Probably the married ones, too. Hell, I might have, as well. This guy is awesome.

  • Jenness

    You go Mr. Reed! I wish you and your students the best year ever and hope that you have just as much enthusiasm and innovative happy spirit your entire teaching career. :) :) :) This is awesome

  • Meh

    It'll prolly be gone in 6 months. Regardless of how motivated a teacher is there are always shitty kids.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    I want my kids in this guy's class

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