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Watching This Teacher Sing to Her Class Is Giving Me Secondhand Embarrassment

Labor Day weekend is over, which means you’re back in the office, your white open-toed shoes are back in the closet till next summer, and kids everywhere are back to school. Where, if they are lucky, they are not being serenaded by their teacher in a weird medley of top 40 hits with the lyrics altered to focus on the math class. (Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” becomes “math is, math is what you came for.” Ouch.)

In the video, a Michigan high school teacher named Ms. Wippel (or at least that’s what I’ve gathered from closely reading the teacher’s name tacked to the board at the front of the classroom) rolls through songs like Rihanna’s “Work,” Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” (sensing a theme here), Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” (“Your momma’s calling on your cell phone, in the middle of class”), and Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.” (That last one you can figure out for yourself.) A freebooted version of the video is making its way up the /r/videos subreddit today and has already surpassed 500,000 views. (Half of them are me.) Ms. Wippel, if you’re reading this, I need to know more. Is this an annual tradition? Do you write the lyrics yourself? Will you perform at my next party or event?

Kudos to every teen in this video who did not laugh once during the entire performance and politely applauded when their teacher was done. A’s for everybody.

Watching This Teacher Sing to Her Class Is Painful