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'Into the unknown': Vernon teacher pens a song about COVID-19 life

Dan Osborn is a Vernon teacher with a great song.
Image Credit: YOUTUBE/Dan Osborn
April 29, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Parents may be feeling at their wit's end trying to balance their children’s education with their own jobs, but it’s not easy being a teacher either.

A video of a TikTok-ing music teacher bowled over the internet-glued masses recently, racking up 25,000 views for its simple and ideal expression of the times through music.

“I found that one of the best ways I can process the whole transition to online teaching and learning is to write a song, so I wrote a song,” she said, before strumming on a ukulele.

The lyrics portion of the number is where the woman whose user name is makeshift.macaroni really taps in to the current mindset.



##ukulele ##uke ##originalsong ##teachersoftiktok ##tiktokteacher ##smallgestures ? original sound - makeshift.macaroni

Closer to home, similar feelings are being expressed.

A video circulating online from a Vernon teacher takes its cue from Frozen and offers sing-a-long-able insight into life today.

“Like it or not, teaching has entered a new 'unknown' thanks to COVID19.  My students suggested I write a COVID19 version of 'Into the Unknown', so I accepted the challenge. Hopefully you'll chuckle at the similarities between the lyrics and your own experiences with schooling a la COVID19,” Dan Osborn wrote on his YouTube page, which was shared through his school, Ellison Elementary.

“This is for you, Div. 11 :)”

To get a sneak peek of what you will hear within, Osborn writes:

“I’m just a voice –or a face in Google Meets,
If WIFI’s working – which it won’t – then it’s time to take your seats!
Every student that I teach is stuck within their walls
I’m sorry, kids and parents for the dozens of phone calls!
We’re on a great adventure, Trying something new,
I’m afraid, but I’m excited as I go with you.”


Take a listen, tell us what you think. How is the current learning situation for you?

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