Top-10 Most Popular Videos of the 2021-22 School Year
Each summer we look back at the most popular blog posts and videos from the past school year. Today we are beginning to explore the most popular videos from our school YouTube page!
Top-10 Countdown 2021-22: (#6, #7 & #8)
#8 SEL: Building Classroom Community (556 views)
The pandemic has put a spotlight on Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools across the world. This year, Powhatan School implemented the Responsive Classroom program to enhance SEL on campus. “In order for students to love learning, it’s our job to make students feel safe and respected in the classroom,” says Mrs. Warren, a second grade teacher. We sat down with Mrs. Warren to talk about the importance of building a positive classroom community, what aspects of SEL she incorporates in her daily teaching, and shares a recent Morning Meeting activity in her classroom.
#7 The Value of Retreat (579 views)
One of the oldest and most enduring traditions, Powhatan held its 39th Upper School Retreat at Camp Rim Rock in West Virginia. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that bonds classmates and teachers alike and is one of the important milestones in the Upper School. We set aside two days at the beginning of each year because we think it’s important to start the year off right and come together as a school community. It is full of team building and tradition – and that’s how we build and reinforce our school culture.
#6 Buddies & Birdhouses (603 views)
The Buddy program pairs students at different grade levels together for learning activities and plenty of fun. It provides big buddies with leadership opportunities and teaches patience. Little buddies gain confidence and feel a strong sense of community, a sense of place and a deep sense of belonging. The Buddy program is one more example of how we live our mission: We learn not for school, but for life.
The school YouTube page has more than 630,000 total views. In the time period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, we created a total of 33 videos ranging from experiences in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Of note, the Top-10 is focused on projects/trips/classroom experiences and is ranked solely on the number of views each video received. The more views a video received, the higher the ranking in the countdown.
Each day this week we will release videos on our countdown. Check back each morning to see the latest videos!