Geography. Not the most interesting topic for some students. But those kids clearly don't have Erica Buddington as a teacher. This sixth grade educator made up a rap to help her class learn about the location and weather of different parts of the world, and now, her lyrics, set to Cardi B's song "Bodak Yellow," are going viral online.
"Rapped a map version of #BodakYellow for my babies today," this awesome teacher wrote as a caption to her rap.
My favorite thing about this video is how excited the kids are to learn this way. Buddington has clearly engaged them in topics like the equator, latitude and longitude, and continents with her unique approach.
Buddington shared the lyrics on Twitter, writing that educators should always share the wealth. Love this! The performance artist and author also shared this update, "Students received the lyrics yesterday at the end of class. They knew the entire song by this morning."
Comments to her rap have been very positive, with parents pledging to share her lyrics with their own kids, and others saying her enthusiasm for teaching her students is very inspiring. One commenter wrote, "You're the kinda teacher they won't ever forget."
She tells Parents.com exclusively: "People have shared it because they see the students' reactions. Students were hearing it for the first time and they were hype." Buddington also told us, "I think once I posted the lyrics...folks were shocked to learn that all of the continents, oceans, and hemispheres were mentioned."