JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – How are you faring during the coronavirus shutdown? A Lowcountry teacher found a unique way to connect with students who have been out of the classroom for weeks.
Sam Duncan, who is a Spanish teacher and assistant to the activities director at St. John’s High School, put a positive spin on a popular song by Mac Miller called “Senior Skip Day.”
The video follows Duncan through a day of quarantine on John’s Island.
St. John’s teachers have been participating in social media challenge. While Duncan was a little hesitant to rap and sing on camera, he knew his students would get a kick out of it.
“I’m not much of a social media person so I hadn’t really posted anything. So I feel like I needed to go high or go home,” says Duncan.
With the help of Garage Band software, fellow teacher Theresa Griffith, and Molly the dog; the gears began to turn. Griffith and Duncan worked as a team to get the parody written, shot and posted in just a day.
“We’ve done multiple projects together so basically he brings it to me and I make it happen,” says Griffith.
Their students’ reaction to the video was priceless, specifically saying that it was “raw raw.” Here’s a translation of the phrase:
In this challenging time away from their students, they’re thankful to reconnect in any way they can.
“It’s been difficult, but, I know they’re wanting to get back to school. Because some of the kids that never wanted to do anything are like, ‘how do we get back to school? what do we need to do?’ let’s get back to normal,” says Griffith.
This experience has already inspired Duncan to write more parody songs, including one called “The Tissue Box.” They are now joking about an album coming out soon.
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