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This Teacher Made an Adorable Rap Video For His Incoming 4th Grade Class

It’ll make you want to go back to school

This is Dwayne Reed’s first year as a fourth grade teacher in Chicago — but he shouldn’t have any problem getting his class to love him.

Instead of sending out a standard introductory newsletter in advance of the start of school, Reed decided to put together a full music video. Complete with a catchy chorus, his three-minute rap song takes his students through the standards and expectations he has for the year. (No daydreaming!)

“So we gotta keep it positive, that’s the key / Have respect for each other, and don’t forget me / Have respect for your selves and the staff and the school / Having fun can be cool when you’re following the rules,” he sings.

The video has racked up over 150,000 views on YouTube and got Reed an appearance on Good Morning America this week, further solidifying his celebrity. Lucky students: this song would make anyone want to go back to school.


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