Georgia teachers go viral with online learning music video
The video was inspired by the Jack Harlow single, 'What’s Poppin?'
Two Georgia teachers have gone viral with a jaw-dropping music video. The video was posted to inspire their students as they head into a new, virtual school year.
Callie Evans and Audri Williams from Monroe High School were joined by their school’s cheerleaders (all adorned in masks), as they performed in the empty halls of their school. Monroe High School is about an hour away from Atlanta.
Inspired by the Jack Harlow single, “What’s Poppin?,” the teachers rapped about heading into an unpredictable school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Tomorrow is the first day of virtual school !! With all the uncertainty these past few months have brought, I want to be able to get my students excited for what’s to come. You all will still be great despite what we’ve been through. Let’s have a great year,” Evans wrote on Instagram.
The third-year teacher also included the lyrics to her rap in her post.
“What’s poppin’, Mrs. Evans on the beat, so tap in. You got options, but you better pass my class no floppin’. Gone log in, every day, every morning, I’m watchin’,” she rapped.
Evans is also the coach of the Monroe Cheerleaders. She and her team also performed exciting choreography.
The video on Evans’ Instagram has been viewed more than 100,000 times.
In her IG bio, Williams writes that she “aspires to inspire.” The video clip of her verse has been viewed over 80,000 times. In the caption, she wrote, “We are in for a wild ride this school year. What better way to release all for the anxiety, doubts & fears of the school year than to dance & turn up.”
The video is being praised on social media for its creativity. Laura Harris, a Dallas TV reporter noted, “Teachers are doing so much in hopes of helping kids get ready for a school year like no other.”
“What’s Poppin?,” was professionally shot and directed by Jamal Overstreet of Overstreet Media Services. In his caption, he wrote, “Students, if Mrs. Evans or Mrs. Williams is not your teacher, please contact your advisor.”
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