Video of the Week: "NF - When I Grow Up"

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Happy August! If you’re a teacher, I hope you’re feeling rested and inspired for the new school year ahead! Even though I won’t be in the classroom this year, I’m committed to continuing to offer Video of the Week. Using a video every week with my students last year was inspiring and thought-provoking for all of us, and I hope you find it the same for you.

In back to school Instagram photos, parents are always asking their kids what they want to be when they grow up. Let’s explore that same question by listening to this song from NF (I recommend putting closed captioning on):

Questions I’m thinking about:

  • How has your answer to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” changed (or not changed) over time?

  • How does starting this music video with real kids impact the message?

  • What are your “ridiculous dreams”? How do people communicate that your dreams are ridiculous? Who defines which dreams are ridiculous and which ones are realistic?

  • What’s on your list of “I just wanna…”?