ICYMI: Teachers Are Using A Morgan Wallen Song To Help Kids Learn Math
Now trending on your radio…Morgan Wallen. Now trending in the classroom…Morgan Wallen. Wait, what is happening? ICYMI, Teachers are using a Morgan Wallen song to learn math. The song is so popular, so omnipresent, it just makes sense. I grew up with Schoolhouse Rock on TV, where we learned history, math and more by memorizing facts in songs.
Third grade teacher Faith McPeek used the ubiquitous “Last Night” from Morgan to teach her students to count by nines. It’s infectious really. But Ms. McPeek can’t take credit for the idea. In fact, she does credit another teacher for coming up with the song and the idea.
Here are the lyrics:
“Last night we learned to count by 9’s.
9, 18, 27, 36, and 45.
You told me 54 and 63 were coming back.
But 72 and 81, and 90 were all that’s left.
No way I’ll forget my 9’s.”
Sean Connolly is the creative genius behind the Morgan Wallen by 9s song. He is a special needs teacher and has been at the game for 15 years. This gifted teacher uses popular music from stars like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Backstreet Boys, Dierks Bentley and yes, Morgan Wallen to help kids learn. He is making learning fun for students. Connolly (aka: @teachwithmrc on Instagram) posted the Morgan math song back in June.
We’ve all heard the “song of the summer” (2023) hundreds of times. The repetitiveness makes adapting to the melody easy for the kids. I don’t know about you, but it makes me what to go back to elementary school. With teachers like this, I have hope for our future.! Bravo to the creative educators helping to make school a much better place. According to Lesley University; ” Many studies have been done about the positive effects of music on learning.” It’s fun, it’s memorable and there is nothing like the joy of singing or listening to music. It is truly good for the soul, and the brain.
FUN FACT: Morgan Wallen’s mom was a teacher. And take a look at a few more of your favorite music makers and their teacher moms:
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