FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A third-grade teacher successful Davie went supra and beyond to conscionable her students wherever they were, astatine location and connected TikTok, to marque definite they stayed engaged portion learning virtually during the pandemic.
Natalie Stuart, who teaches astatine Nova Eisenhower Elementary School, has go a TikTok sensation with much than 200,000 followers, her videos person racked up tens of millions of views.
“Never successful a cardinal years did I expect that to happen, but it did,” she said.
Stuart said it started aft spending 5 months unsocial successful her schoolroom portion her students learned virtually from home. She said astatine 1 constituent they asked her to larn a fashionable TikTok dance.
“I said you cognize what, wherefore not download the app and larn it from determination and I did. After looking astatine fewer videos connected Tik Tok I realized that it was not lone a large level for maine to stock what I bash for a surviving but to stock ideas with different teachers,” she said.
For Stuart, it’s been an inspiring educator’s assemblage and a mode to prosecute with and make peculiar connections with students who weren’t physically successful the classroom.
“Having them connected virtual was challenging, determination was a consciousness of loneliness successful a way, the pandemic brought a batch of sadness and I wasn’t truly capable to make bonds with my students the mode I would usually bash successful person, truthful we had a batch of mislaid time,” she said.
“Her authenticity and lovable property shined done the screen. In fact, Stuart was the archetypal teacher with a afloat schoolroom erstwhile students were fixed the enactment to return.
This year, kids are starting successful the classroom, Stuart has a full caller radical and plans connected making much videos.
“I’m hopefully inspiring others and, you know, making them laugh, making them smile,” she said.
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