Friday, January 07, 2011

I Need My Teachers To Learn - lyrics, video

My friend, and amazing educational technology integration guru, Kevin Honeycutt wrote and recorded a song titled, "I Need My Teachers To Learn."  I have posted about the song before.  As the song has grown in circulation and popularity, one question I am asked often is: "Can we see the lyrics??"  So, I took some time and jotted them down for you:

"I Need My Teachers to Learn" writeen by Kevin Honeycutt

In the 27th Row of her college class,
She was working real hard trying to pass.
She studied all night for the test she took.
But she couldn't use the notes on her own MacBook.
He told them that notecards were the things they needed,
And he wouldn't change his mind, though she begged and pleaded.
The dark red "F" was no surprise as the tears formed in her eyes.
She said,

"Kids are changing, any fool can tell
And the ways that you teach them have to change as well.
You might not like it 'cause we grow up fast,
But prepare us for the future and not your past.
There's not one minute to burn.
I need my teachers to learn."

In detention hall, there's a quiet young man
With his head hung low, phone in his hand.
He's asking his Dad to feed his dog,
'Cause he tried to post a story on his own blog.
He was hoping that people could read his words
'Cause an audience of one seemed a bit absurd.
What ever happened to compromise?
He said, "The school should realize -"

"Kids are changing, any fool can tell
And the ways that you teach them have to change as well.
You might not like it 'cause they grow up fast,
But prepare them for the future and not your past.
There's not one minute to burn.
They need their teachers to learn."

In a third grade room in a tiny town,
There's a blue-eyes girl who's feeling down.
She tried to bring her daddy into show-and-tell.
He was gonna Skype 'em, wish them well.
She showed them all the camera on her mom's netbook
But they wouldn't let her do it on a school network.
The man in camo never called,
He was blocked by a firewall.

"Things are changing, any fool can tell
And the ways that you teach them have to change as well.
You might not like it 'cause they grow up fast,
But prepare them for the future and not your past.
There's not one minute to burn.
They need their teachers to learn.
They need their teachers to learn."

And, if you haven't seen the video:

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