Atlanta teacher’s 'Freestyle Fridays' engages second graders, boosts grades

Sammy Rigaud’s weekly exercise rewards students who receive good grades by giving them a turn to freestyle rap. "It's powerful to allow students to express themselves," Rigaud said.
1:28 | 11/30/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Atlanta teacher’s 'Freestyle Fridays' engages second graders, boosts grades
The second grade teacher getting high grades for making learning fun wrapping in the classroom use America's strong. Offering Ryan's as rewards his second grade teacher and Atlanta is using music to motivate his students to new heights. On Friday's this is what you'll see in Simi re goes classroom. Students scoring 80% or higher on their school work or to express themselves with freestyle rap. He calls it freestyle Friday and it's taken off with his students. I'm a star. There are scores on reading spelling fox all improving almost 15%. Since the program began in September. They do engage state news but she's here. Perform better lolly get to let's take ownership of the learning process. Los. Eight year old tied shivers is just one shining example. Up first apparently got over an 8% in your art lyrics built right because there but their priests out of their memory skills are impeccable. They have these skills but they didn't have a platform. To really be able to use it. I dedicated teacher inspiring the next generation the last. Black. Those kids teaching us all a finger tale.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"1:28","description":"Sammy Rigaud’s weekly exercise rewards students who receive good grades by giving them a turn to freestyle rap. \"It's powerful to allow students to express themselves,\" Rigaud said.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/WNT","id":"67393347","title":"Atlanta teacher’s 'Freestyle Fridays' engages second graders, boosts grades","url":"/WNT/video/atlanta-teachers-freestyle-fridays-engages-graders-boosts-grades-67393347"}