As you can see, it must have been carefully planned and choreographed. Theater arts teacher Scot Pankey leads the teens of A. Maceo New Tech High School in a remake of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk You Up“. The comments section on YouTube, unlike most, was filled with nearly 100% praise for the video, but there were a few naysayers. One of the students gave a bit of background.
“For those people who think that we wasted educational time are wrong. First you guys are speaking without knowing how our school functions. Every Friday we have this thing called ‘get moving’ its our time that we’ve earned by having high grades to do fun activities like this video, for example. The mission of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School is to be an outstanding school of choice where students are engaged in projects-based learning that develops 21st century skills…”
How great they took the time to do this? Love it –and teacher too. I think I’m crushing on Mr. Pankey a little! Watch.