Our Top 10 Songs About School

Songs about school have been a pop culture touchstone since the early 20th century. Indeed, although the specific topics vary from song to song (love, cars, emotions about various items on the curriculum), you can bet that at any moment, there’s probably a song about school live on the airwaves right now (or on a closer friend’s playlist).
In a fun piece today, frequent TeachHUB.com contributor Jordan Catapano (who’s also a high school teacher in Illinois) calls out the most memorable tunes about school, including:
  • Van Halen, “Hot for Teacher”
  • The Police, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
  • The Beatles, “Getting Better”
  • And More!

Overall, songs about school culture have been a staple in popular music forever. The themes these songs address are universal – perhaps that’s why songs about school are always close to the top 10.
What other songs should be on our list? What will songs of the future sing about school?
Minecraft in the Classroom Teaches Reading and More
It’s the video game that’s taken the world by storm! Chances are, you know at lest one kid who’s obsessed with Minecraft, that building video game that owes more to Legos than it does to Pac-Man.
Minecraft seems low-tech and blocky, but beneath its simplicity is a powerful program run but scads of algorithms.
Kids and adults are completely taken with Minecraft – but did you know the game also has reams of educational uses?
It’s true, and recently, frequent TeachHUB.com contributor Jacqui Murray took a long glance at the game’s classroom capabilities, and her findings will astound you. She learned that Minecraft addresses:
  • Reading
  • Problem-solving
  • Writing
  • And More!

Do you have any fresh uses for Minecraft in the classroom?