What’s the secret sauce that’ll lift our public schools to better results? I think the recipe contains getting kids on their feet more … and encouraging them to work in groups, helping each other so everyone does better.

Working alone is tedious; and, if your parents can’t help, it’s so much harder.

Groups are fun. Presenting as part of a group is fun and a real-world skill that can take you far.

Why shouldn’t learning be fun?

Anyway, I love seeing stuff like this. (h/t: Mike Charbonneau at the Wake schools office.) It’s a music video produced by a 5th-grade class at Pleasant Union Elementary School — in North Raleigh— and it won the grand prize in a competition with an interesting back story, about which more below. But first: