It’s January now and now that the holidays have passed it’s prime learning time in school. It’s also time to start planning for how we will motivate our students to do their best on the end of the year tests. One of the ways we do this is through a video series called Mr. Jacks & the Falcon Great Adventures where the falcon school mascot and I travel the state (season 2) and the universe (season 1) to bring back tips to help our students at Ashland do their best on the state testing at the end of the year.

These are very campy and silly with really bad acting, but the laughs while making these behind the scenes by our staff are some of the best memories at school that I have. Watch a blooper reel from season 2 and you’ll understand. In our school, you can even hear our students sing the theme song in the hallways during the year. Take a look at Season 2: Mr. Lucciotti’s Challenge below.

And Season 1: Tips from the Great Beyond

We have so many videos that I had to make its on YouTube channel for this! These are totally created in house including the theme song sang by our teachers! Shout out to 5th grade teacher and leader Jesse Raines for starting and continuing this idea and Instructional Technology Coach Brent Benware for creating the magic through editing and filming. I can’t wait to see what we are going to come up with for season 3!